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Though the start of the autumnal season may be known for its "harvest moon" (a very bright full moon with a warm glow), we're welcoming fall with a dried floral wreath in a different lunar shape — a crescent moon. To pay homage to the warm, muted colors of autumn, we used stardust gypsophilia that had been dyed in a mauve brown tone, and then spray painted some dried fern to give it a coppery rose gold hue. Between the witchy shape and earthy palette, this wreath will take your seasonal decor from Halloween straight through to Thanksgiving seamlessly.
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Use garden shears to clip off a 3- to 4-inch segment from the grapevine wreath.
Bind the loose ends of the wreath with floral wire to secure them, and also clip the ends into a more pointy shape resembling a crescent moon.
Group your dried florals into small bundles and bind them together at the bottom with floral wire. You'll need to make at least six to eight bundles to fill out your wreath, more if you want a really full wreath.
Tie some of the bundles around the top half of the wreath with floral wire, overlapping them at the ends to hide the wire.
When you've covered the top half of the wreath, switch directions and attach the bundles around the bottom half facing in the opposite direction.
Once you've covered the entire wreath, cut a long piece of ribbon and tie it at the halfway point to conceal where the floral bundles switch directions. You may also need to tuck a few more loose sprigs of florals around the ribbon to fill it out more.
You could stop here and hang the wreath as-is ...
Or to give your wreath a more magical feel, tie and wrap leather cord several times around a small crystal, and then tie the cord to the top half of the wreath so that the crystal hangs down inside the wreath.
We think the wreath with a crystal makes a very bewitching addition to your fall decor.