Chinese pistache leaf wreath

Autumn Joy

When trees are freshly painted with their burnished fall hues, take advantage of their splendor. Gather some leaves and clippings to create wreaths or swags for your gates, doors, or mantels. For a quick update on your porch, fill a pot or window box with the colors of the season.

Bunches of Chinese pistache leaves cover this 8-inch straw wreath base (about $10 at craft stores). Here's how to make it and more.

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