As I walked through my gardens this morning I started collecting some dried plant seed heads. There was so much to collect that I headed inside to make a natural fall wreath with it.
I gathered seed heads from one of my most favorite flowers...
Queen of the Prairie just forming her fresh flower head (early July) and her fallified leaves.
This grapevine wreath was down in the dungeon...whenever thrifting I'm on the lookout for inexpensive grapevine wreaths.
The dried flower heads and some of its fallified leaves from the plant.
I started by tucking in the dried seed heads around the inside of the wreath.
I also tucked in some of the gorgeous leaves....the top three leaves where broken off.
Slide the leaves in under the seed heads.
A few Lambsear plant seeds head were tucked in to. It's the lighter stem at the top.
A very natural and calming wreath...I found some pretty rust colored leaves outside and tucked them in to provide more color.
Doesn't it look pretty hanging on the window in front of the arched fire pit.
You see so many of those common and over killed "landscape" scrubs like the red burning bushes, and it is a beautiful color, but it not a natural shrub or color for the Midwest. Sorry but I don't like them.
Whenever I made a natural dried wreath I always spray it with hairspray. It helps to keep it "contained" and also helps to keep the Little One (our cat) from eating it!
Now go on, head out doors, and collect some dried material to make a wreath for yourself.
Nature provides a warm and calming feel to our homes.