I will admit it. I love wreaths. Whether it’s a holly wreath during the Christmas season or an autumn leaf wreath, a wreath on my front door makes me happy. From ancient times, the wreath has symbolized honor, hospitality and celebration.
This beautiful wreath came from Bella Home and Garden, the shop that celebrated lavender this past weekend. I mentioned on my post yesterday that once I spotted this wreath I could not resist the temptation to bring it home with me.
Today, I looked around my garden.
I noticed hydrangea flowers in tones of blue, purple and gray. My eyes rested on heather blossoms of pink, violet and dark purple. I have bundles of dry lavender, too.
These were all in my garden before I brought this wreath home, but somehow I did not see the potential for cutting the flowers, drying them and creating a wreath.
I found a wreath form I had tucked away in my garage. My creativity began to call to me, and I began to make my autumn wreath.This garden cat was feeling creative, too, and stopped by to help.
Making a wreath is easy. One of my favorite books on wreath-making is “Making Wreaths” by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers. Have fun and find flowers, leaves, berries and seed pods or cones to add to your wreath.