Andreana Bitsis

Collect The Colors of Fall By Making This Festive Autumn Wreath

There’s nothing more iconic in Fall than the multitude of different colored leaves suspended in trees, eventually falling down towards the ground– except maybe the satisfying rustle of scuffing your shoes through drifts on the sidewalk. The reds and oranges are what make Fall wonderful, and even for the most metropolitan urban dweller, it’s hard to resist picking up a perfect leaf (or two).

To celebrate Fall’s all-too-brief beauty, we decided to make a fall wreath– a seasonal nature craft for kids that offers a good excuse for an outdoor adventure. Take Lil’ Sprouts out to explore nature and explain why leaves change color as you collect leaves of as many different hues as you can. This DIY garden craft leaves a lot of room for improvisation so embrace what nature has to offer– from the sunshine yellows of ginko trees to the explosive red of maples.

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Andreana Bitsis

Materials

  • foraged leaves
  • grapevine wreath or foraged branches that are pliable
  • wire or twine
  • any other foraged items that strike your fancy (wheat, wild flowers, pinecones, etc.)
  • glue (optional)

Directions

  1. If you’re using foraged branches, gently bend them into a circular shape and use twine or wire to fasten together.
  2. Place leaves along the branches by weaving the stems in. Where the stems are too short, use a bit of glue.
  3. Take a piece of twine and tie on either side of the wreath’s back to hang.
  4. Hang on your door and show it off!
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