This particular fall wreath is a combination of two ideas. First, by keeping the wreath neutral in color, it automatically says “fall” and will ork with any décor. The second idea is that I’ve never really considered creating a wreath with an aroma and I felt the time had come! The aroma comes from the “fresh linen” scented potpourri that creates the texture around the center and does it smell great! So good in fact that this wreath is staying indoors! Why don’t you give it a try for your fall décor?
1) The first step in your wreath creation is to determine what is up and what is down. I found that my twig wreath had some very heavy wires holding it together, so I made sure that the one that was showing the most was on the bottom where the bow would hide it.
The pheasant feathers are the largest item on the wreath aside from the bow, so place them exactly where you want them and either hot glue or wire them into the twig wreath. I did both!
2) Bring out the first bag of potpourri, (I bought three bags and returned one) and pour it into a large bowl. Sort through the different pieces and play with their placement on the wreath. Once you have a feel for how each item will lay and how they can be used together, begin attaching them to the wreath with hot glue. I did wire a few things that made sense.
3) Once you have all of the potpourri attached to the wreath, or during the process, pull out some of the smaller feathers and insert them in the mix every so often. Use a little hot glue to keep them in place.
4) I did add a couple of the tiniest feathers on the tips of some of the longer twigs….just to extend the fun!
Ribbons and Bows
Children and adults alike will enjoy putting together these great hostess or neighborhood gifts for the holiday. They solve the problem of turkey leftovers and can become a traditional decoration!