We have started a new tradition in our home – making our own autumn wreath. This was a great family activity and was really fun. Everything apart from the glue was collected from the woods. The best bit of our adventure was getting our wellies on and finding some acorns, chestnuts and fallen leaves in different colours.
My daughter Mia, loved finding her favourite leaves and nuts. There was literally 100,000’s but these stood out for her 😀.
My husband actually made the ring/ frame for the wreath as we were walking around the woods. He weaved 3 bendy branches. This was so much better than my suggestions as it was natural and fitted well with the other bits and pieces.
I used my glue gun to secure the acorns back into their cups (I’m guessing that’s what they’re called🤔) .
As I was gluing away, Mia was weaving the leaves into the ring/ frame. I was surprised how good she was at it as she’s only 5, but she found the little gaps and pushed the leaves through.
I then secured some of the leaves with glue and stuck on the oak leaves which were still on small branches.
Finally, Mia chose where to glue the chestnuts and acorns and I glued them on (burning myself several times🙈).
We love the finished product and it has been hanging on our front door all week. It’s now a bit brown and crispy but still makes us smile as we approach our home.
We have a large holly tree in our garden so we will be trying out a Christmas one soon🎄.
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