Did you know the origin of wreaths? While making my simple bohemian fall wreath it got me wondering where this tradition came from.
For Christians and particularly during Christmas time the wreath has a meaning of faith. Originally they were made for festive occasions and on holy days. Wikipedia says that " Wreaths originally were made for use with pagan rituals in Europe, and were associated with the changing seasons and fertility."
So let's celebrate the change of seasons and new beginnings and make a fall wreath!
I'm not a wreath expert and this is probably the third wreath I've ever made. But I feel that if you want to make an asymmetrical wreath you should stick to the rule of ⅓. Where ⅓ of the hoop is covered and 2 parts are left untouched.
That's just my personal take on it. Of course, you can do whatever you want 😁
For this simple bohemian fall wreath, I used a mix of dried real grass (pampas, wheat) and some fake stems. I think if you make a wreath from all faux stems it will look fake. But this is my personal preference, so you do you😁
I used the hoop from my advent calendar that I made last year and just couldn't leave behind the half-moon macrame that I made for it. If you'd like to make the same one, you can find it on my blog here or watch a video tutorial on my YouTube channel.
Time: 30 minutes
Step 1. Gather your materials
As I mentioned before, if I can't make a wreath from real flowers/grass, I like to mix it with some faux stems. So get together all your materials and see which stems you like. I went for dry pampas (that I picked up from the side of the highway🙈😂 - follow me on Instagram to see stories like that), dry wheat (I got it from Michaels - probably could find it in the field lol), and some faux small yellow flowers and faux pumpkins.
Step 2. Arrange the base
For the base, I like to lay down the bigger stems. In this case, it was pampas stems.
I found the center (which was the center of the half-moon macrame) and laid down pampas grass from both sides, going from largest to smaller.
Make your way from the center to both sides, laying down pampas grass. This will be the base that you'll be working with.
Attach them to the hoop using flower wire.
Step 3. Add on smaller flower arrangements
Next in line was dry wheat stems that I picked up from Michaels.
I arranged them here and there and also attached them with the floral wire. At this point, I was attaching each stem with a wire separately.
Next, I moved to my faux yellow stems that in my opinion made this wreath more cheerful.
Cut a few stems and wrap them together with floral wire. Attach to the wreath.
At this point, you'll get a lot of long stems hanging out. Simply cut them with floral scissors and move on to the next step.
PIN IT TO MAKE LATER
Step 4. Cover the center
At this point, you have all the floral wires exposed in the center. You have a few options to cover them.
First, get another pampas grass and attach it to the middle.
Another one would be to add a ribbon.
Or, you can add embellishment. That's what I did and added small faux pumpkins in the middle. I think they look so cute and bring the cheer of fall!
I absolutely love the way it looks! What do you think about this simple bohemian fall wreath?
Watch a video tutorial how to make this simple fall wreath
Here is my DIY fall mantel decor set up from the last year 😉