There are a ton of pretty dried florals right now and I thought it would be fun to make a fragrant fall wreath for our office entry. This is a great project to bridge the time between Halloween and Thanksgiving, while I am not completely in the mood for holiday just yet. The days are crisp and chilly but the afternoons are still sunny and I feel like savoring fall before winter sets in. The scent of eucalyptus and lavender makes me smile.
For this wreath, I chose dried wheat, seeded eucalyptus, dried bunny tail grass, dried lavender, and dried lotus pods. I started with a grapevine wreath and arranged each element by cutting them to the desired length and simply tucking the pieces into the grapevine. I like the look to be relaxed and slightly asymmetrical. It gives it a natural and whimsical feel. I think the colors are festive and fun. The dried lotus pods add a little bit of an architectural element and the slim velvet ribbon finishes the wreath with a touch.
These elements would also be fantastic in a Thanksgiving tablescape. The lavender would be lovely in bundles and I always love a eucalyptus garland down the middle of the table. You can find other creative projects here and here!