You might remember last week when I posted my Fall Home Tour, that I said I would share how I made the Natural Berry Wreath in my dining room, at a later date. So today, I’m going to share the Tutorial with you…it was super easy to make and super cheap too!
I’m joining up with several fabulous DIY bloggers, to share tips and tutorials on how to decorate with Natural Elements from your yard. How fun is that! Big thanks to Jennifer Rizzo for organizing all of it! You can start the tour on her blog HERE.
I decided to use the only Natural Fall plants that we have in our yard right now and that is our Pyracantha berry bushes.
We planted these about 4 years ago, I think, and they have finally taken off. If you plant these in your own yard, be patient they take a few years before they really start doing anything, but they are worth the wait! The berries are bright orange and gorgeous!! I love the contrast of the green leaves too!
Besides the Berries, these are the few other supplies that I used. A natural Grapevine Wreath, some florist wire and some wire cutters.
Step 2) Trim up the branches as needed to fit your wreath.
Step 3) Lay them out on the Grapevine wreath until you have an even arrangement.
Step 4) Cut some pieces of the florist wire and weave through the grapevine and around the branches to secure together. Twist the ends and tuck them behind to hide. Repeat for each branch until you are done.
That’s really all there is to it! This is actually the first natural wreath that I’ve ever made. For some reason I’ve always been intimidated about trying it, but it was so ridiculously easy and fun that I know I will be doing this again! I hung the wreath in my dining room, I could have added a bow, but I really liked the simplicity of it just the way it was.
I added a few more branches to the table under it, to repeat the texture and color in the vignette.
I placed a few more branches in the chandelier.
And I added some around the Pumpkins that sit in the urns in our dining room. Here’s a tip for getting them to go around in a circle like this…. I found that if I snapped the branches in a few places, then I could get them to curve around perfectly!
Now these berries won’t last forever unfortunately… they are only good for a few days, so your best bet would be to use them for a special occasion, and cut them the morning before your guests arrive. You might also try those little florist tubes, that you can fill with water and attach to the stems, if you need them to last a little longer. One of my readers said she used Pyracantha berries in her flower arrangements for her Wedding. I think that would be gorgeous! Of course if you don’t have these in your yard, you could always trade them out for what you do have… Hydrangeas, Maple Leaf Branches, Cotton Plants etc. All would be lovely and give you a fabulous natural look!
I hope you’ll visit the other blogs on the tour to get more ideas, and inspiration, for decorating your home with Natural Elements!
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