Fall Wreaths

29 September 2009

Inspired by photos like this:


{from Matthew Mead}

I’ve really been wanting to make or buy a fall wreath, preferably with bittersweet. The one below, from the Marston House, is my first pick. They’re built on an 18-inch vine base but the branches can extend 30 inches. Alas, they cost $75 + $20-$25 for shipping&handling, which is a little too much for my budget this year. But aren’t they beautiful?

I next searched Etsy, where I found the option below from seller twoinspireyou. It’s their Hint of Fall Wreath, which is again built on an 18-inch form but can extend to 27 inches. It’s also $75 but shipping is included. Unlike the Marston House wreath, it’s made of faux berries and leaves.

So I have a few options. I could try to find bittersweet vine for sale at a local farmer’s market. There are a few near me but I have no idea if the vendors would sell bittersweet – it is considered worse than a weed, after all. I could also go the faux route and purchase the supplies from a craft supply store. I’m afraid it would look too… faux, though.

What do you think?

3 Responses to “Fall Wreaths”

  1. bluefinchevents

    Gorgeous! I'm partial to the second one. And I'm wishing I had a front door on which to hang one of these beauties!

  2. Kate

    Find it at a farmer's market! I'm sure you're not the only one who wants to buy it, so someone must sell it. Now you've inspired me too. Let me know how to build one if you end up doing that.

  3. Emily

    Dear sister, did you read my post? My plan is to search for bittersweet at a farmer's market. Either way, you know I'll be posting a DIY if that's the route I end up taking.