How to make a leaves wreath
Autumn came some while ago, and I’ve been admiring its beauty every single day. Sometimes I stop what I’m doing and just stare in silence. It’s breathtaking.
We’ve been living in a large city from Romania until last year and the most frequent colors were gray and some more gray. In july we came to live in Finland, in Tampere. The autumn there was also beautiful but very short. Sometime at the middle of october, it started to snow and it didn’t stopped from being gray, wet and sad until april this year. In august we moved into a smaller city, Sastamala. And now the autumn is right here under our eyes, in our yard, on our street.
Among the yellows, oranges and browns of the leaves, the garden gaves us a strong fire red. I had no idea the Aronia bushes can be so beautiful. They turn from dark green to strong vivid red in a matter of days. This made me want to somehow preserve this color. So I thought of using the old glycerin method of preserving the leaves then use them to make a wreath.
Which I did today for a few hours. Went in the garden and picked up the most colorful leaves I’ve found, I prepared them and let them soak in glycerin (for 2 to 6 days, they say).
I also made a wreath from untreated leaves just to see how it holds.
I let you with the images and maybe this will inspire you a bit to bring some more color in your life.
All you need besides the main materials, are: some thin metallic wire, a wirecutter, gardening shears, some elastic branches to build the base of the wreath (I used Aronia and willow), patience and a warm day.
The results may vary, this is what I did (see images).
Have a lovely autumn everybody!