Autumn has started again! The leaves are slowly falling from the trees and nature is producing the most beautiful autumn colours. It is the perfect time to get a bit closer to nature and start adding some greenery to your life. How better to do that than to bring nature indoors? Get started with leaves or branches from your own garden and make autumn decorations! Be inspired by a number of decorative autumn artworks.
1. Wall decoration
Naturally, you want to keep up with the green trends this autumn. The following trend is a must-have in your home. Green on the wall has been a trend for a long time, but autumn branches are increasingly coming back into fashion. Gather as many leaves in as many different colours as possible from multiple types of trees. The Japanese maple is a fantastic tree to start with. This tree, also called the Acer, comes in many colours. Besides the colour, you can also play with the shape of the leaf. The leaves of the tulip tree have a peculiar shape. Finally, for a traditional touch, take some oak leaves. String the leaves on a ribbon with cheerful accessories such as fragrant cinnamon sticks, dried orange slices or little glasses with tealights. Hang them all on a strong branch from your own garden. For example, a branch from an oak tree or apple tree.
2. Tea lights
Do you still have leaves left over from making an autumn branches? Don't throw them away! You can make nice candles from them, for example. You will have even more of an autumn feel in your home in no time. All you need is translucent leaves, glass jars and glue. Always use dead leaves for this purpose. These are thinner and allow the light to pass through properly. Here's how to do it:
Step 1: Take an empty and clean jar and remove the labels.
Step 2: Collect the leaves you want to use. Acer and oak leaves are highly suited to this purpose.
Step 3: Add a little glue to the leaves and stick them to the inside of the jar.
Step 4: Put some lights in the jar and relax in your indoor forest.
3. Creative planting
Potted plants are useful for empty corners in the living room or bedroom. So get started with some creative planting. For example, how about planting succulents in a pumpkin? The pumpkin is a perfect match for autumn and is a natural addition. Fantastic for the front door! Or light up the dark days with a cosy Christmas piece with candles. Use a bowl or box and fill it with potting soil. Place the candles in separate little jars in the potting soil and make sure that the candles are stable. Fill the rest of the potting soil with flower bulbs for indoor use. Hyacinths and amaryllises are perfect for this. These flower bulbs bloom early. Top it off with some moss for a real autumn feeling.
4. Autumn table
Do you have left-over materials from the garden? Then make a nice autumn table. Dress up your dining table or coffee table with autumn colours. What do you need?
A board or dish on which to put all of your natural autumn decorations
Jars with tea lights
All of the material you have left over from other decorations
Place the jars with candles in the centre of the board or dish. Fill the empty areas of the board with colourful leaves. Finish it off with fun pumpkins, chestnut figurines and mushrooms. To bring it to life, you can add gnomes. This makes for a cheerful sight.
Not only are wreaths great fun to make, it's also a very easy thing to do. Design your own wreath with your favourite leaves from colourful trees, add a few branches of berries and finish with your own decorative accessories such as chestnuts. To give you a hand on your way, here's a classic:
The pine wreath is a true sign of autumn, and of course you can make one with materials from your own garden. First of all, use branches from pine trees as your green base. This could be twigs from the picea. This mini Christmas tree will put you in the mood for the festive period. Put the little trees outside the door or in the back garden for a true winter wonderland. Cut a few branches for the first layer of the wreath. In addition, holly leaves are beautiful as extra greenery. The darker tones of the holly gives the wreath a bold look. For a little more colour in the wreath you can add accessories like holly or firethorn berries, chestnuts, pinecones or mini pumpkins. Finally, illuminate the wreath for the dark winter days. Now assemble the wreath:
Step 1: Take the wreath (this can be wood, reed or foam) and stick or lay the leaves on the wreath
Step 2: Fasten the leaves to the wreath with wire or pins. Do this so that the wire or pins are not too visible. For example, to work pins nicely into the wreath, you can choose pins with red heads.
Step 3: Add accessories from nature. These include chestnuts, pinecones, holly berries or mini pumpkins.
Step 4: Hang the wreath somewhere it will be seen so that everyone can enjoy it.