and roadside grasses
have a barren beauty
in their natural tones
this time of year.
Like simple wood grains
and natural baskets,
dried grasses can bring that same
textural feel and color into your home.
Who knew the 60 mph winds that we've been having
would be a help to my wreath project!
My Purple Fountain Grass
has been blown into an almost arch shape. ha!
So I'm going with it -
While it's still standing,
I tied it off in groups with jute twine.
(about 4-5 groups per grass)
Then cut the bunch off below the ties.
Now you'll have several bundles that look like this:
Secure each bundle again with twine,
Layer them one on top of the other.
Tie as you go.
Remember you want a lot of mass
so stack thick
and work all the way around
tying ends together.
This is what it will look like from the front.
On the back:
Now using individual strands of raffia,
loosely tie to form circle.
It's like a large straw wreath.
Think nest for Spring!
Straw for Fall.
This is a great texture to mix with other
elements in your design.
Plus - it's almost free!
(except for twine and raffia)
Have fun hunting for natural elements
to decorate with
where you live!
Have a great weekend,