Our friend Kelly Wilkniss of created this fun autumn wreath that allows beautiful natural elements to take center stage!
- 2 grapevine wreaths, 18 inches in diameter
- 1 small bundle of wheat stems
- 2 packages of feathers (approximately 5 to 7 inches in length)
- 1 bunch of dried yellow craspedia flowers
- Hot glue
- Thin wire
- Bow (optional)
Steps for Creating the Wreath
- Wire the two grapevine wreaths on top of each other in 3 spots. Cut off excess wire in two spots, and make a loop on the third for hanging purposes.
- Trim the wheat stems to about 3 to 4 inches and tuck the stems into the vines. Point the wheat in a clockwise direction at varying intervals around the wreath.
- Do the same with the longer feathers.
- The wheat and feathers should stay put without glue, but, if you feel the need, add a drop or two to hold the wheat and feather in place.
- If you are using a bow, position it on the wreath and attach it with wire or a length of twine.
- Create 5 feather “flowers” evenly spaced around the wreath. Tuck the smaller feathers into the grapevine in circles to create the “flowers.”
- Add a drop of glue to the center of the “flower” and let dry. This will help to hold the cluster of feathers in place.
- Repeat the above 5 times if you are not using a bow, for a total of 6 feather “flowers.” If you are using a bow, you will need to create 4 more feather “flowers.”
- Once dry, glue a craspedia bloom to the center of each feather flower.
- Embellish the bow with a few feathers and blooms (optional).
- Once all glue is dry, hang and admire!
All photos by Kelly Wilkniss.
Kelly Wilkniss is passionate about sharing beauty, design, and humor. She does this through her successful blog, , her wildly popular podcast, , and now her first book,. Kelly lives in Pasadena, California with her husband, two girls, and their dog Emmett. She is lovingly restoring an 1886 Victorian farmhouse, which you can see on her blog. If everyone had a motto Kelly’s would be: Be kind, work hard, and see the beauty.