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It’s All About Florals and Foliage This Fall

Be inspired by nature, Dobbies step-by-step guide to make an autumn wreath

Add some autumn cheer to your front door this season, with a simple and stylish update to welcome you home.

Autumn is the time to fill your home with the beautiful colours of nature and a seasonal wreath will spruce up an otherwise bare front door. Quick to make and offering instant impact, Dobbies Garden Centres’ Stylist, Rebecca Stanton, shares a step-by-step guide to make your own autumn wreath.

Not your average garden centre, alongside winter plants and spring bulb essentials, find all you need to recreate the look in store – including wicker wreath bases from just £2.99 for some contemporary country charm on a budget.

Rebecca says – “Mixing real and faux foliage is a big trend this season and means you can get the best of both worlds, with seasonal colours from fallen branches, leaves foraged on winter walks and big bold florals using artificial stems for flowers which may be out of season. A wicker base with decorations tied on can be reused in other seasons too, meaning maximum usage. When the time comes to give it a festive makeover, rather than starting from scratch you could simply layer up your wreath, adding a delicate set of fairy lights and a hand tied ribbon for a twinkling display.”

Shopping List

  • Artificial stems or dried cuttings, foliage, leaves, flowers
  • Acorns (optional)
  • Round wicker base or similar (Round Natural Wreath, 20cm, £2.99/ 30cm £4.99 at Dobbies)
  • Wire or string
  • Cutting tools

Step by Step Guide

  1. Choose your foliage, you will need larger stems for your base layer then more delicate stems for your top layer.
  2. Arrange your base layer balancing out colour and texture.
  3. Create small poses with the more detailed and delicate foliage.
  4. Secure the poses in place using wire.
  5. Hang on your front door and enjoy!

Build your own wreath with a helping hand from Dobbies…

Round Natural Wreath, 20cm, £2.99/ 30cm £4.99

Willow Wreath, £4.50

Wreath Ring with Ribbon, £5.99

Dark Larkspur Stem £3.99 each; Lambs Ear Spray Grey Green £6.99 each

Lambs Ear Spray Dusty Pink £6.99 each; Hydrangea Green Mix £9.99 each

3 for 2 on faux wreath accessories valid until 1st February 2021, cheapest item free

Find out more at www.dobbies.com


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