I am so glad the temperature has finally decided to cool down here in North Carolina. Whoo hoo! Summer is pretty much gone for good. Time to break out the fall decor!
If you follow my blog you probably already know I have two front doors. I love them and they are beautiful, but it can be a pricey decorating experience always having to make two door hangers instead of one.
Wispy wreaths are my favorite kind of wreaths, the swirly branches are just so pretty. Since I have to make two wispy wreaths, the look I want is something simple but dramatic. I do not want my doors to look overdone or tacky. Here’s how I made them:
Autumn Wispy Wreath
- 1-2 wispy wreaths
- 2 bunches of brown long fall bushes
- 1 large orange berry bush
- 2 med sized pumpkins
- Floral Wire
- Wired Floral Picks
- Floral wire cutters
- Heavy duty scissors
- Hot glue & gun
Hang your wreaths up and determine what will be the top and bottom. Trim them if needed to make them are both somewhat equal.
When doing a floral piece you must cut all the silk branches away from the main bush in order to be able to work with them. That way you have individual small branches to work into your arrangement instead of trying to shove the whole bush into the wreath.
Add the branches in both wreaths near bottom spray area. Use plant wire and hot glue to stabilize and secure the silk stem to the vines. Next add the berries on the bottom of wreath.
When adding the pumpkin to a wreath you need to stabilize it with a floral wood pick.
Remove the wire from the pick and push the square end into the bottom of the pumpkin at an angle. Seal around the pick with hot glue to make it strong and stable. Add the pumpkin to wreath and secure pick with plant wire.
Secure your pumpkin to the vines with hot glue and that’s it! Pretty simple stuff. Love it! Now bring on the cool air!
See More Wispy Wreaths in this series~