Wreaths are not just for winter, autumn wreaths are becoming the must have exterior decor item of the season. With all that wonderful colour, I'm always inspired by the start of the autumn season. What better way to capture the transition to winter than by starting the process to decorate your home.
Whilst I stroll around the woods in mid-September, there is always a day when the atmosphere feels different. There's a change in the air, the leaves sound different, and the mornings have inevitably started to feel colder. Then I started to notice the other smaller changes. The flowers have been replaced by berries, the abundance of bushes preparing for winter and the bracken bronzing. Before you know it, the trees are shedding their leaves and the nights are drawing in.
Walking around those woods and seeing these changes reminds me that snuggle season is upon us. It's the season when we all go into a mini hibernation. The focus shifts to home, comfort and nesting for the winter months.
I first started making Autumn Wreaths a few years ago. The gathering of all those delicious ingredients and spending time making something beautiful for my door became meditative. Easing me into those winter months.
Whilst the autumn wreath doesn't have a long-written tradition in history, I think it's an element of decorating that will remain for many years. A wreath is about gathering of all those delicious, abundant textures, it's about taking the time to step out of the everyday hustle and bustle and spend time making with your hands. It's the feel of the damp moss between the palms of your hands. It's the intention to set aside some space and time to reflect on the season that has passed and on the one to come.
Ready to embrace the changing season? Explore my collection of inspiring autumn wreaths ideas and crafting tips. I'd love to know your favourite thing about autumn and the changing season. Share your favorite fall wreath in the comments section below.