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Foraged Wreath

Foraged Wreath: made from foraged materials found on walks and in the garden, a base of grapevine gets a grouping of fresh flowers.

Foraged Wreath: made from foraged materials found on walks and in the garden, a base of grapevine gets a grouping of fresh flowers.

This wreath is made from foraged finds.  Wild grapevine found on a walk and decorated with garden blooms couldn’t be prettier.

Foraged Wreath

I’m joining in with some of my blogging friends for the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series.  Be sure to check out lots more Summer Wreath ideas at the bottom of this post.

summer wreath ideas

This time of year outside everything is coming back to life.  More and more green emerges everyday.  And every time I walk through my garden during summer days there’s a new flower blooming.  

rustic summer wreath

I’m in the middle of a big garden project, redoing my side yard and adding raised beds and new garden shed -follow my process in Instagram Stories.  The whole area is getting some love this year.  We’re in the middle of it now, and I spend my evenings working on the design, and making lists and sketches of my dream garden.  I’m adding a little garden shed.  Unfortunately it’s on backorder -on-line shopping and delivery seems to have been overwhelmed by this pandemic.  I’m patiently awaiting it’s arrival.  And I’ve been dreaming of a rustic foraged wreath on the new garden shed door.  In the meantime I added it to the gate, and I just love it.  It’s perfect for the English country garden look I’m dreaming of.

DIY grapevine wreathThis wreath couldn’t be simpler to make.  It’s a quick project to enjoy one afternoon.  I’ve decorated it with real blooms.  They won’t last, but that’s part of its charm.  The grapevine wreath base can have new foraged bits tucked in as new blooms appear in the garden, or as I find them on a walk.  You could of course, add faux blooms to make it last longer if you wanted to.

Materials:

  • grapevine
  • honeysuckle or other vine with leaves
  • fresh flowers
  • wire

How To Make A Foraged Wreath

I started with a grapevine wreath.  This is from some wild grapevine I collected along a fence row.  It grows wild here, and is easy to find.  I twisted it into a round wreath shape, tucking it into itself as I shaped it.  you could also use a little wire to secure it.

grapevine wreath base

If you can’t find some grapevine, you could pick up a grapevine wreath at the craft store.

grapevine and honeysuckle wreath

I added a little honeysuckle to my grapevine.  I liked it’s green leaves.  Any leafed out vine would work well, like ivy.

adding flowers to a wreath

And on top of that I wanted to finish it off with some flowers.  I used magnolia and a tiny bit of spirea because it’s still early here and that’s what is blooming in my garden.  As the weather gets better and better there will be more and more options for blooms.  

To make them last a little longer you could tuck the stems into some little water tubes from the floral shop.  

Even then these won’t last too long,  there is a certain special charm in the impermanence of fresh flowers.  

I love the idea of tucking in some fresh blooms for a party or get together and hanging it on the gate to welcome people as they arrive.  In fact get togethers in the garden -6 feet apart might be the only entertaining we get to do for the next while.

foraged wreath with grapevine and flowers

Here it is on a stack of my cobblestones.  I lifted from one area and they’re waiting for their new position.  I laid the wreath here for a few minutes and had to snap a picture because it was so pretty.  

With a foraged wreath for summer, life really is a party!

More Inspiration

 

Today I’m joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their summer wreath ideas! Just click the links below the images to be taken to their post…

DIY Dollar Store Lemon Wreath with Ferns at The Happy Housie
Blue Hydrangea Wreath at The Tattered Pew
DIY White Rose & Eucalyptus Wreath for Summer at Modern Glam
Summer Basket Wreath at Clean & Scentsible

Swiss Cross Door Basket at Cassie Bustamante
Foraged Wreath at Life is a Party
Minimalist Modern Summer Hoop Wreath at This is Simplicite
DIY Hydrangea Wreath at Dans le Lakehouse

Nautical Summer Cottage Wreath at Tatertots and Jello
DIY Floating Starfish Wreath at Finding Silver Pennies
DIY Easy Crafts Wreath Pillow at My 100 Year Old Home
Edible Fruit Salad Summer Wreath at My Sweet Savannah

Summer Vibes Wreath at Amidst the Chaos
Cheery Summer Yarn Wreath at a Pretty Life
Summer DIY Wreath at Joanna Anastasia
DIY Summer Wreath Idea at She Gave it a Go

 

You might also like our Pampas Grass Wreath here.

Also check out our Macrame and Felt Succulent Wreath here.

You might also like our Mushroom Wreath here.

Mushroom Spring Wreath

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