Autumn decoration 2020: ideas for do-it-yourself autumn wreaths made from natural materials
Nature’s autumn gifts are a wonderful material for making a door wreath. Colorful leaves, rowan berries, acorns, chestnuts and flowers decorate the entrance and create a pleasant atmosphere in the entrance area. Of course, you can also put the autumn wreaths on the table or hang them in the window! Take a look at the most beautiful ideas for do-it-yourself autumn wreaths made from natural materials!
Instructions for a colorful autumn wreath made of leaves
The green maple leaves turn into a bright red and fiery yellow in autumn! Due to their beautiful colors, they are a visual delight and are perfect as handicraft material for a lush autumn wreath. All you need is a straw wreath, colorful maple leaves, and floral wire, also called binding wire.
First attach the beginning of the floral wire to the blank by wrapping the wire around the blank once and twisting the end in place. Then place some leaves on the wreath and tie them around the blank with green floral wire. Arrange the sheets so that they cover the blank on the outside, top and inside. Also, squeeze the leaves together a little on the leaf nerve so that they bend and stick out slightly, rather than just lying flat on the frame. It should be wrapped as tightly as possible, but not too tight.
Then attach the next row of leaves to the wreath so that it covers the wire from the previous one. It is worked in a spiral until the whole wreath is covered with leaves. Finally, make a hanger so you can hang the wreath on the door!
Autumn wreaths with chestnuts
Chestnuts are a particularly popular handicraft material in autumn. The brown, smooth balls fascinate young and old and are ideal for autumn decorations. Chestnut wreaths are also among the most beautiful craft ideas.
Just make sure that you need a lot of chestnuts for a large autumn wreath. You will also need: a Styrofoam blank, a hot glue gun, orange crepe paper, decorative tape and other decorations.
First, wrap the entire blank with the crepe paper. Alternatively, you can paint the white styrofoam with a dark color. Then start gluing the large chestnuts onto the wreath. Then move on to the smaller ones. Finally, fill in the gaps with other natural materials such as moss, acorns and walnut shells and decorate the wreath with raffia bows.
The chestnut wreath also cuts a fine figure on the windowsill
The brown chestnuts also harmonize nicely with green ivy and red berries
You can also fill the gaps between the chestnuts with moss
Poppy capsules also look particularly decorative in an autumn wreath
Heather branches add texture and color
Autumn wreaths with hydrangeas
Even if many hydrangeas often look brown and dried up from afar in autumn, they are not withered, but simply change the color of their flowers. Mostly they shine in strong dark pink and green and blend in perfectly with the autumn garden. This autumn color makes it ideal as an autumn decoration.
Make your own autumn wreath from hydrangeas
If you touch the hydrangea flower balls in late autumn, you will notice that they are hard. This is an important indication that these have already matured enough to be processed into wonderful autumn wreaths.
If you are using a styrofoam wreath, wrap it with satin ribbon. For an interesting look, combine autumn hydrangeas in different colors such as purple, beige and white.
Autumn wreath made of hydrangeas and moss
Dried up hydrangea blossoms, cones and cinnamon sticks are a combination full of warmth and charm that make long autumn and winter evenings more pleasant. A wreath of dried plants can also act as a potpourri – simply drizzle with a little cinnamon or orange essential oil. You can also add dried orange peel.
If you prefer the minimalist look, you can try this fall decorating idea
Combine chrysanthemums with wicker baskets in front of the house entrance to give residents and guests a cheerful welcome
Hydrangea wreaths also go perfectly with the chalet living style
Inspiration for your Provencal kitchen or living room in Provence style.
Lavender, checked patterns and an autumn hydrangea wreath create the shabby chic look
Late summer living room and a hydrangea wreath on the coffee table
Autumn wreaths with rowan berries
From late summer to winter we are delighted with the bright red berries of the mountain ash. And even after the rowan tree loses its leaves in winter, the berries that grow on umbels stick to the tree.
To make this wreath out of rowan berries, you could proceed as with the instructions with the leaves. It is not necessary to wrap the blank with bunches of berries from below. Finally, hide the ends of the last bouquet under the first bouquet and decorate the wreath with a bow in a contrasting color.
Autumn wreath with berries and nuts for the table
The red berries especially come into their own when they contrast. So you can best combine these with beige-brown acorns, nuts and pine cones. Accents in yellow such as yellow leaves or a yellow bast ribbon.
Autumn wreath made from dried flowers
Say goodbye to summer with a beautiful autumn wreath of dried flowers. It will last a very long time and has a wonderful boho flair. Arrangements of dried flowers exude a rural charm and remind us of the transience of life.
For the production of dried flowers, roses are the absolute classic. They also look spectacular on an autumn willow wreath. Here are 3 methods you can use to preserve roses. Spray the dried flowers with hairspray to help their color last longer.
Autumn wreaths with physalis
The orange fruits of the lantern flower can be used for all sorts of pretty decorations in autumn. It is best to cut off whole stems for this. Make sure that the capsules should be fresh, because then they are still soft and won’t break. In late autumn, the lanterns gradually begin to decompose until only a filigree framework surrounds the berries. So if you make a wreath with physalis, it will dry up decoratively over time.
Combine physalis lanterns with dried flowers
As you can see in this example, yellow and purple also go wonderfully with orange. The yellow flowers of the Craspedia, also called “drum sticks”, are a great eye-catcher next to romantic mini roses and delicate gypsophila in this colorful wreath.
The orange lantern flowers also come into their own in combination with green ivy
A wreath with bright orange lantern flowers will be an eye-catcher on the garden fence
Rowan berries and lantern flowers in orange harmonize perfectly with potpourri and hydrangea blossoms in purple
Dried echinops, better known as the blue milk thistles, add great accents
Autumn wreath with apples
Autumn time is apple time! You can not only enjoy the delicious fruits in cakes and jams, but also process them into a beautiful autumn wreath. For this craft project, you will need: lots of apples, a wire hanger, pliers, a crochet hook for drilling holes in the apples. A few sprigs of hops, rose hips and wild grape complete the look.
- Use the pliers to bend the wire bracket into a circular shape
- Now the hard part – you need to “unscrew” the point where the ends of the hanger join, being careful not to cut a piece of wire.
- Then you need to pierce the apples with the wire. It is easier to work from the bottom up.
- Repeat the step until there is no more room. In this example there are exactly 21 apples on the wire hanger.
- Then twist the wire ends together again.
- Finally, decorate the wreath with vine and hop branches.
This wreath is best for outdoors. If the temperature is low, the apples will last longer. Fruit flies are also not welcome indoors.
You can also tie a bouquet of rose hips at the very top in the middle