Made in minutues, grass wreaths are a beautiful way of decorating your home in autumn. You won't believe how easy it is to make stunning farmhouse style grass wreaths with natural dried meadow grass! The best bit is, that grass is FREE and abundant during Fall! I created this step-by-step tutorial to show you how simple and easy it is for anyone to DIY beautiful home décor for (almost) FREE!
If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I'm a fan of shopping my garden and bringing the outside in when it comes to my home décor. Did you see the beautiful autumn wreaths I made last year?
Autumn is the perfect time for harvesting grasses and seed heads for making beautiful grass wreaths and pretty tablescape decorations.
Grass wreaths and allergies
Of course, if you have a grass allergy, then it wouldn't be advisable to go and hang grass wreaths all over your home! Then again, I doubt you would be reading this post if you do, would you?
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The best bit is, you can hang your beautifully made grass wreaths outside or inside to decorate your garden or home.
Hanging grass wreaths outdoors
Two similar sized grass wreaths will look stunning hanging on a double door entry or just add one to your front or side door. Dress them up with a natural burlap bow and hang them across your porch if you have one.
Pretty up your 'She Shed', tool shed or chicken coop by hanging natural meadow grass wreaths on the doors or windows. See how easy it is to turn boring outdoor buildings into prettily styled backdrops for your home.
Hanging grass wreaths indoors
Any doors or window inside your home would be the perfect place to hang grass wreaths.
Do you have double doors entering your lounge? Why not hang one wreath on each door?
Smaller wreaths would look fabulous on dresser doors or even placed at the back of a shelf inside a dresser.
You could even hang your autumn wreath over the mantle – just make sure that it doesn't come into contact with the flames or sparks if you have a real fire!
In the kitchen, instead of hanging your wreath, why not just stand it up on an open shelf and decorate around it? Or you could hang one on your pantry door, that would be nice!
My favourite place to hang grass wreaths is over my vintage mirror. I shopped my house and swapped some décor around this season and now my vintage mirror is on the wall above one of our sofas. My beautiful grass wreath looks so pretty hanging there.
Grass wreaths are very light, even when you use a straw wreath base, so you can hang them pretty much anywhere!
Anyway, I've given you lots of reasons to make grass wreaths so let's stop talking about them and get on with the making of them!
Materials needed to make grass wreaths
Grass which has flowered. Either one type or a selection of various grasses.
Wreath base – I used a straw base but you could also use a metal base.
How to make grass wreaths
Living in the countryside as I do, there is no shortage of grass!
On my way home from work, I've been driving past swathes of tall wild grasses swaying in the wind. I knew I was due for a few days off and made a mental note in my head of the places to go to collect some natural décor.
If you live in the city, you could try looking in your local park. You might even find some flowering grass growing along the edges of paths and walkways in your area.
TIP: If you are like me, and like to decorate your home with lots of natural décor each season, it might be worth taking a drive out of town for the day. Take some gloves, large garden pop-up bags and secateurs or garden clippers and go on a foraging tour.
DIY base for grass wreaths
TIP: If you do not have a wreath base you can make one from stiff cardboard. Simply use a plate to draw a circle for the outside. Then draw a smaller circle about two inches inside the first circle and cut out the middle bit.
I used a small straw wreath which was just what I had on hand.
Attach the florist's wire to the wreath base
Wrap the end of the florist's wire around the wreath and twist to secure.
TIP: You will not be cutting the florist's wire until the grass wreath is finished so make sure you have enough left on the spool before you start.
Prepare the grass stalks
You will use three to four grass stalks at a time, depending upon how thick or fluffy your grass is.
TIP: If you're making a small grass wreath like mine, don't be tempted to use large bunches of grass because it may get so bushy that you may not be able to see the centre hole when it's finished. Then your grass wreath will look more like a Juju hat! Which is nice, just not what we are going for here!
Cut the grass stems so that you are left with the flower head and a small piece of the stem. We will cut some more off later.
Attach grass bundles to the wreath
Place the grass stems onto the front of the wreath and wrap the wire around to secure them to the wreath.
Cut the stems close to the wreath.
Place the next bunch of stems slightly lower down from the first bunch.
Continue to do this with each bunch of grass, making sure to overlap a little as you go.
After you have added around three to four bunches, you will notice that the green wire can be seen on the inside of the wreath. Here's when you change direction and add one grass bundle on the inside to cover the wires.
Carry on applying the grass bundles in this way (three to four in one direction, one in the other), until you get almost to the end of the wreath.
Cover the wire on your grass wreath
Now, you have to be careful. You need to fill the last bit of the wreath without having the wire showing.
Cut a few bundles of grass a little bit shorter so that you have only the flower head without the stalks. Gentle tuck these into the wreath underneath the first bundle of grass. This is a bit fidgety but you should be able to tuck the grass bundles through some of the existing wire bindings.
TIP: If you'd rather not fidget with the last bit of the wreath, you could add a burlap bow or some ribbon and that would cover the gap nicely too.
Cut the wire on your grass wreath
Turn the grass wreath over. Now, cut the wire and tuck the end underneath some of the wire bindings and twist to secure.
I made a small loop for hanging the wreath before cutting the wire.
Hang your grass wreath
I measured how low down I wanted my grass wreath to hang and cut the appropriate amount of brown string. Then I just tied the string to the wire loop and hung up my wreath over my vintage mirror!
Easy grass wreaths – finished!
Autumn is on it's way and t'is the season of warmth and comfort and creating a cosy and inviting home.
Between all those gorgeous autumn finds in my last post and these gorgeous DIY grass wreaths,we are well ahead of the crowds with our autumn décor – yay!
What do you think of the finished wreath? Do you think you will have a go at making one of these yourself?
If you do decide to make one, don't forget to show me a photo of it by tagging me on social media. I would love it if you would use #chalkingupsuccess on your Insta pic so that I can see it:)
I'm so looking forward to seeing your beautiful grass wreaths!
Happy autumn decorating!