At the beginning of each season I like to create a wreath from things that I’ve gathered while out and about in the countryside. So, out I went looking for something that would epitomize autumn and what better material could I choose than some kind of grain, since we are surrounded by farmland. Yes, I may have strayed from the ditch to the edge of a farmers field of oats . . . hmmmm . . . I hope they don’t notice when it comes time to count the grains after harvest . . .
|my newest creation|
|I love natural, local material|
|a bit of burlap|
|from whence it came|
|a car went by and I had to hide|
|wrapping – no glue used|
Start with a straw based wreath. Take small batches of oats (cut stems short) and wrap with twine, heavy thread or as I used, floss! As you add each batch it covers up the first one. I wrapped my wreath twice – here you can see that the whole wreath is covered but I’m starting a new layer.
|create sprays for the bottom of the wreath|
Create two (or more) sprays by laying a bunch of oats opposite each other and securing with floral wire.
Us a floral pick to anchor it to the wreath.
Wrap wire around the sprays and the wreath.
Tie with some kind of bow – I used a simple rustic piece of burlap and voila! you have your wreath. The wonderful thing is that it doesn’t have to be perfect – it’s a rustic country wreath, after all.
I’m joining the DIY wreath party at the Nesting Place
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