Hello there, this is Anjanette from Momma Young at Home! I am thrilled to be here sharing Fall Crafts with you on Cheeriolala. Fall is the beginning of lots of fun in my house, I love the changes in temperature, the excitement in the air and the new colors nature has to offer. Sharing that joy begins at our front door with a Fall Wreath.
Making a wreath is affordable and easier then you might think, I’ll show you how.
Let’s gather all our supplies:
- Silk flowers/leaves/garnishments in various colors
- 3 glitter ribbons (various colors)
- Floral Wire
- Wire Cutters
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
While your glue gun is warming up on a protected surface, lay out your wreath. Many of the natural wreaths aren’t shaped perfectly round so position your wreath to where you think it is centered. Pick some similarly colored leaves for the background to start, these are usually the biggest of the bunch and have three to four per strand. Cut each strand 2 to 3 inches down from your lowest leaf and begin hot gluing along each side of the wreath; four going upward along the the left and right side.
It will look bare at first but be patient it will start to come together soon. Now grab another bunch of leaves that are colored differently and shaped differently to go in the empty spots as before but in the opposite direction.
See, it is starting to fill in nicely. For the third round I used leaves with glitter and of various colors to go in the empty spaces. Remember, like nature not all leaves will be shaped perfectly or go in the same direction. It is ok to be random.
Starting to fill in nicely right? Here is where I start to add garnishments; bird berries, pine cones, little pumpkins, what ever you find that fits the theme. With this wreath I wanted it to look like the harvest you might find in a cornucopia. I began by adding a pumpkin, gourd, pine cone and an acorn to the bottom center. The little berries were added around the “harvest” in and out of leaves while still looking random.
We are almost done. For some added color and depth I like to add multicolored bows. You can do this by combining three ribbons. Here is how I made mine:
For this wreath I added only three of these bows. The floral wire was kind of thick, but you can use any floral wire for the same results.
Tada! Our Fall Wreath is complete. It is perfect as a gift to give or place on your own door.
This fall craft is very easy to make and very affordable; all my supplies for this wreath were purchased from my local dollar store.
Thank you for stopping by and learning how to make a fall wreath.
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