The foundation for a wreath is always a frame. You can find suitable wreath foundations in your local DIY store, flower shop or in arts and crafts stores. They are usually made of materials such as styrofoam, straw, decorative greenery or branches. Making the foundation for an autumn wreath yourself is a step-by-step process. A quick example is of some materials that are also suitable for making a foundation are willow branches, climbing plants or even newspaper. To make a foundation out of newspaper, numerous pages are placed fan-like on top of each other and twisted into a cord, forming a wreath. Place the ends on top of each other and wrap wire around it and finally, wrap the entire wreath with wire. With a foundation made of willow branches, simply bend the branches in a circle in the desired size and wrap the ends as well as the entire wreath with wire to secure.
When the foundation is completed, the decorating can begin. You can decorate with various materials, but we have put together two decoration options appropriate for this time of year; dried apples or berries.
Wreath with berries and roses
When decorating a wreath with berries, a foundation made of willow branches is the most suitable option for this version. Collect blackberry branches and roses from your garden and cut them with secateurs in equal lengths.
Afterwards, bind these together in small bunches and attach them to the wreath with wire. Place the individual bunches overlapping each other. The blossoms and berries cover up the stems of the previous bunch. The wire should be pulled tight so that nothing comes loose. When you reach the end of the wreath, stick the end under the blossoms and berries so that the wreath has a uniform look.