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Make Your Own Wreaths with Natural Materials

Updated on January 12, 2015
My first wreath. I started with a bouquet of grasses from Hobby Lobby, which included a variety of plant materials in the same color family. This piece has required little in forms of glue and twine in order to hold form.
My first wreath. I started with a bouquet of grasses from Hobby Lobby, which included a variety of plant materials in the same color family. This piece has required little in forms of glue and twine in order to hold form.
I am lucky to have a cattail garden growing near a marsh close to my home.
I am lucky to have a cattail garden growing near a marsh close to my home.

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.

Craft store grasses and dried materials are just as beautiful on wreaths, and give users added variety. Combined materials to make more than one wreath!
Craft store grasses and dried materials are just as beautiful on wreaths, and give users added variety. Combined materials to make more than one wreath!
Eucalyptus is a favorite of mine for dried displays. My bouquet on my counter has made worthy contributions to my wreaths.
Eucalyptus is a favorite of mine for dried displays. My bouquet on my counter has made worthy contributions to my wreaths.

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.

I used the above form and enjoy its natural beauty on its own. Leave extra space at top. bottom, or sides to include the natural wood as part of your decorative piece.
I used the above form and enjoy its natural beauty on its own. Leave extra space at top. bottom, or sides to include the natural wood as part of your decorative piece.

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.

Carefully tie down portions of your wreath hidden by other materials. Do this only if you feel your wreath needs extra security to stay together. Too much string will be obvious, and hinder your display.
Carefully tie down portions of your wreath hidden by other materials. Do this only if you feel your wreath needs extra security to stay together. Too much string will be obvious, and hinder your display.

Use Tools for Clear Cuts and Clean Branches and Stems.

The Options are endless....They make wonderful gifts and can be placed on any wall inside the home

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View this tutorial video below, as well as a list of others, to see a WILLOW WREATH come to life, as well as baskets and sculptures made using gathered material

While your at it, try other natural projects to match your décor. Baskets are charming additions to the home that add ease to organization and sorting.

Harvesting and collecting natural materials is a peaceful experience that can easily become a regular hobby!

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you so much for sharing these creative ideas. I have learned a few things I intend to implement. Voted Up!

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      So pretty! I love your wreath ideas!