by Kristina Domitrovich // photos by Lindsay Pace Daffron
Wreaths are the first and the easiest way we can welcome guests into our homes. Before even getting out of their car, a quick glance at the door can already feel so inviting when it’s adorned with a wreath. Here are some fall wreaths with warmer tones and a simpler style.
Burnt Lavender Wreath Supplies
2 lavender bundles
1 bundle of thistle puffs or floral fillers
Twine or floral wire
1 pair wire cutters
Remove the outer ring of the hoop, or position it so the florals will hide the screws. Trim the florals to be 8-10 inches in length. Without bonding them, arrange them around the hoop to visualize how you want it to look. Beginning at the mid point on either side of the wreath, stack the florals until you reach the middle. For the first several pieces, tie to the hoop using twine or wire. For the last five or so pieces, attach using a glue gun, to hide the twine or wire. Adjust the pieces accordingly, perhaps gluing leaves in place to insure they lie the way you prefer.
Floral Ombre Wreath Supplies
1 grape vine wreath
5 hydrangea picks
Satin ribbon (optional)
Remove the flower stems from the picks in order to separate each floral grouping. Without glue, place the clusters of flowers into the wreath to visualize how you want it to look. Organize the flowers to be fuller on the bottom, and slowly taper off as they “grow” up one side of the wreath. Glue each piece in place, filling any holes and using all of the flowers. Once the wreath is as you’d like, hang it as is or tie a satin bow on the side opposite the tapering flowers.