Autumn Fancy

Celebrate nature in transition with a fall wreath.

By Doug Hall

Photography by Mitch Mandel


continue wrapping the leaf clusters around the wreath frameStep 4

Repeat step 3, placing each successive branch cluster so its leaves cover the stems of the previous cluster. Overlap the leaves densely to make a full wreath and hide the form entirely.

Tuck the last bundle of branches under the tips of the first.

A wreath of this size usually requires 10 to 12 leaf clusters. For variety, consider adding crabapple-laden twigs, sweetgum seed pods, or grass plumes.

For more seasonal decorating ideas, check out Outsider Art.