Fall has arrived and so has many beautiful golden colored flowers that grace the side of the roads here in the south. Goldenrod has become a sign of seasons changing here in Austin. I know when I see it blooming, that I can bust out my cozy mustard sweater and head to Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte. To get in the fall mood, making a DIY floral fall wreath is definitely on the list, on top of every pumpkin dessert on Pinterest. So light some candles, play some 1940s music (this playlist has it all!) and get crafting this weekend to feel all the hygge feels.
What You Need
- Fresh or dried florals and foliage- I harvest goldenrod alongside the road, clipping it at its peak in the morning when the flowers are opened. You can alternatively go to Trader Joes or Whole Foods and buy some sunflowers or eucalyptus. Working with a muted green and bursts of vibrant reds and oranges are perfect to convey fall!
- Floral Wire – You can find this at your local craft store. I got mine at Michaels!
- Hoop ring– You can find these at Michaels or your local craft store. They tend to be popular for weddings, so to find more ideas, type in Pinterest- boho wedding decor.
- Pliers or scissors – for snipping foliage and wire.
- Ribbon – for hanging the wreath – I love Etsy because they have gorgeous ones!!!
How to Make the Wreath
- Set out all your supplies on a flat surface.
- Precut some wire about 3 inches long.
- Gather clumps of goldenrod in groups of threes. Arrange them so they fit around the hoop, displaying the flowers in the front.
- Holding with one hand, wrap a the wire with the other hand, making a loop around the front, so you can twist tie it in the back. Try and hide the wire as much as possible.
- Work your way around the hoop ring in clumps of threes.
- When you get to about 3/4 of the way (about 5:00 if the hoop were a clock) change the direction of the goldenrod.
- Fill in any empty spaces with single sprigs of goldenrod.
- Add sunflowers to the top and bottom of the ring.
- Fasten a ribbon to the top of the ring and hang on your wall or your front door!