Create a Seasonal Centerpiece and Wreath with Beautiful Fall Foliage

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Foraging for foliage can be a memorable experience any time of year, but it is particularly beautiful in the fall when the leaves are turning and there are so many breathtaking and vibrant colors. Making a wreath or centerpiece from foraged foliage is not only fun and easy, but the end result is one of rich colors, texture and movement.

(Image: Lucy Akins)
(Image: Lucy Akins)

Things You'll Need

  • Foraged foliage 
  • Pliers 
  • Floral wire
  • Floral skewers
  • Pruning sheers 
  • Natural jute twine 

Tip

  • When foraging for foliage, you can look for Willow, Virginia Creeper or Grape Vine, crab apples, wild berries, etc.

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Foraged Wreath

Step 1

Cut several long vines and loosen from bushes or shrubs.

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Tip

  • Please ensure you are not collecting poisonous vines, such as poison ivy. Use gloves and tall boots when foraging in the forest.

Step 2

Untangle the vine pieces and remove any of the wilted or dried out leaves.

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Step 3

Form vines into a circular shape or place in a large round container to form the shape.

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Step 4

Wrap some of the strands of vine around the round bundle, tucking in the ends of each vine.

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Step 5

Secure the vines into the wreath shape by tying it together with jute twine in several places.

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Step 6

To attach the crab apples, insert floral wire through the bottom of the apples, leaving exposed wire on both sides.

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Step 7

Attach the apple by wrapping the floral wire around the wreath vine.

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Step 8

Alternatively, you could insert floral skewers into the bottom of the apples to attach them to the wreath.

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Simply tuck the skewer into the wreath vine.

(Image: Lucy Akins)
(Image: Lucy Akins)

Foraged Centerpiece

To make a beautiful foraged centerpiece, loosely place vine or apple branches in a vase. You can use the same method of attaching a long skewer to the bottom of the apples and simply place them in the vase. Vary the heights of the vines and apples, and garnish with a few sprigs of wild berries.

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The beauty of these arrangements and wreaths lie in their loose, natural and untamed look. Whether you choose to display your wreath outdoors - where it will last longer - or indoors, we hope you enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer.

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