- Arts and Design
Make Your Own Wreaths with Natural Materials
Wreaths made of natural materials make beautiful centerpieces inside the home and can be as alluring as any painting on a wall. Gathering materials is fun!
On a beautiful day, whether it be spring, summer, fall, or winter, there are wonderful natural materials in all of our home states that can be mixed together to bring a touch of nature inside the home. Using tree moss, branches, flowers, leaves, grasses, and any other plant material that can be glued or attached to a wreath base, create a special centerpiece that you can add on to and cater to your specific tastes.
I've been building on the one above for a couple of years now. I started with grasses that I bought at a craft store, and have added moss, pine cones, cat tails, lavender, Queen Anne's lace, and some other grasses I pick on a trail near my house.
Add natural materials from craft stores to create full-bodied wreaths with a variety of materials.
Ensure materials are dry or will not spoil on wreath. Hang upside down in dry environment until stiff
Grapevine Wreath Base - This one is from Hobby Lobby for $7.99.
Natural wreath forms made from branches make it easy to just stick in and go!
But for extra security, and long-lasting quality, secure materials at the base of wreath form and to other materials using a glue gun, carefully trim stems to ensure long enough length, and consider wrapping finished product with clear fishing wire.