Autumn Berry Wreath

This time of the year, at the beginning of September, our nearby parks are full of edible berries that grow in bushes and in trees. All of those are excellent material to built autumn wreath to decorate your home or garden.

Autumn berry wreath
Autumn berry wreath

We used rowanberries, chokeberries, rose hips and some lingonberry leaves. These plants have really good texture to make wreath and they keep their color long and even when dry, colors look nice. Also these berries are usually and really easily available. Note however that you need to have the landowners permission to pick other parts than the berries, such as thorns and twigs.

Autumn berry wreath
Autumn berry wreath

I used a fallen thorn, that was still flexible, for the frame. Iron wire is excellent to tie the frame and then plants together.  The wreath will stay nice for many days if you sprinkle some water on it. If you want to dry it and keep indoors, better to put it horizontal on a dry paper and let it dry until it’s totally dry.

My daughter didn’t yet quite appreciate the wreath I made for her :). She tried to eat all the berries and got really mad when I tried to place it on her head. Well, I shall place it in her room as a wall decoration.

Autumn berry wreath