Autumn wreaths are all over Instagram at the moment, so naturally, we want in! Thankfully the lovely folks over at Bloom & Wild have given us a hand with this super easy guide to how you how you can make your own stunning wreath in just three simple steps...
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You will need:
- Oasis naturebase biofoam ring
- Autumn foliage (head to the park people)
- Gold spray paint
- Floral scissors
- Twine or ribbon to hang
Step one: gather your flowers and foliage
Have a look round your garden, visit the local florist or supermarket or even the local park (don't pick it, just pick it up off the ground, obvs) for some lovely autumn foliage. Branches, leaves, berries whatever takes your fancy.
For the flowers, Bloom & Wild make stunning autumn bouquets that you can pinch a few stems from to give your autumn wreath even more depth. For this particular wreath, the Orla bouquet was used. If you want, you could spray some of your foliage gold to add a touch of glam.
Step two: arrange the foliage
Soak your oasis first until it's full and feels heavy. Then start off by adding your foliage. Go around the circle in one direction, pushing the stems of your branches so they all mostly lie facing the same way, you can add a bit of texture by alternating it every now and then.
Step three: add in your flowers
Take your flower stems, trim them at an angle so they are about 8cm long and push them into your oasis. Do plan how you want it to look beforehand though to save damaging the flowers and the oasis by pulling them out – think about whether you want flowers dispersed all around the wreath or in clusters.
Hang the wreath
Then all that is left is to hang your wreath, just use some twine or get some decorative ribbon to wrap round the top. Or, of course, you could use it as an autumnal table centrepiece or hang it on a wall indoors. We love fresh flowers and foliage for this, but of course faux flowers and foliage will give it an all-year-round appeal!