I prefer to use natural organic materials in my holiday decor so I can’t decorate too early. Last weekend I foraged my own yard and that of my daughters neighbor for the ingredients to make a fall wreath. I will use this same wreath for Christmas by simply changing out the branches for Christmas greens. You can DIY this wreath with foraged materials from your own neighborhood.
I used a Manzanita base which I have had for about 10 years. It has been hanging in the garage gathering dust so it took a bit of cleaning and hosing. You can buy one on Etsy here They have multiple sizes and options. These are a little more expensive than some of the craft store wreaths but think price per use. This particular wreath had leaves to begin with but it is so old there were no leaves left. The only other purchase was this moss from Michaels. I used about a package and a half. I gathered pomegranates and pomegranate leaves from my yard and I foraged the hedge apples from my daughter’s neighbor.
Here is what it looked like in progress. All of those little white things are glue gobs and old manzanita leaves. I have used this wreath many times over the years.
The older I get the lazier I am when it comes to holiday decor When my kids were young I would spend two weeks getting the house decorated (insanity). This wreath took me about two hours to make start to finish including cleaning it up. I have no intention of going through this whole routine again for Christmas. Tuck the pomegranate leaves and the moss in do not glue them. Glue the hedgeapples and the poms in tightly. For Christmas, all you have to do is pull out the dead pom branches (trust me they will be dead and dry by then). Forage some Christmas greens from your yard (or your neighbors) and you will have a Christmas wreath.
I filled an old charcoal vessel with more pomegranate branches, a French bowl with poms, and an old rice basket with more hedgeapples for instant fall decor.
I love how the poms and branches make my Jasper Indian Flower pillows pop.
I love the versatility of the piece. I am wearing the poncho in graphite long in the front and shorter in back with my bedstu manchester boots. Of course, I am wearing a longer tunic underneath the poncho it to cover the bum. I wanted to wear my sympli new diva tunic but couldn’t find it!
Here I am wearing the cashmere poncho in ash asymmetrically with the majestic turtleneck underneath it and the lula m necklace. Mickey wanted me to try these Liverpool Jeans. She thinks they have a lot of bang for the buck and she is right. I never know how jeans are going to fit me. It is always a “crap shoot”. These fit me like a glove and are flattering with lots of stretch and super price friendly. I am wearing them with my Lucky Perforated boots. Note messy floor we failed to clean up the crumbs before the photo!
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