With each season I like to have a little change around in my cottage ... the light pastel cushion are replaced by warm, earthy tones and the light summer blankets are swapped with their chunkier knitted cousins. As for the walls I thought some autumn decor would be nice this year, so I whipped up this Autumn flowers heart in just ONE hour. This is a super quick and easy project that has brought all the wonderful warm rustic tones of Autumn into my little cottage, and as they are dried flowers it can be re-used year after year!
What you need ...
A rustic wicker / twig heart wreath
A bunch of dried flowers - I picked this up this small bunch from a garden centre
Glue gun - If you like crafting, and you don't have a glue gun I highly suggest you invest in one. They can cost as little as £6 but they are OH SO useful!
To make life easier for yourself, strip the flowers of excess leaves and cut them to a couple of inches long beforehand.
I then separate my flowers into piles, in the order I want to use them. Then starting from the bottom, I simply start to ease them into the heart one at a time, and glue them in place. It's THAT simple. Glue from a glue gun dries in minutes too, and isn't as messy as using PVA and the like.
1... Do bear in mind the shape of your wreath as you place the flowers in - add flowers all the way around if you prefer, but personally I like to leave some of the heart showing, and placing them around the bottom end seems to balance out the shape of the heart nicely.
2 ... Some flower heads are bigger than others so space them out at regular intervals - filling in the gaps with little filler flowers in between.
3 ... Once finished (and when the glue is dry) don't be afraid of trimming any untidy bits that are sticking out here and there. Then Tada! Now it's time to hang our pretty autumn wreaths, and enjoy the warmth and colour they bring to our cosy little hobbit homes :-)