Making a Fall Wreath

Add a festive look to your entryway by making a fall wreath. This is a guide about making a fall wreath.

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I went looking today for a rattan or foam wreath at the local thrift store. I think what I found is much better. With some stuff I had and cool things I found, I was able to come up with this. The best thing about it was there is no other like it and I brought it in for under 5.00!

Approximate Time: 1 hourfinished wreath

Supplies:

  • 1 oval or round large embroidery hoop ($.99)
  • 2 oz fall colored yarn ($.50)
  • 3 yd burlap ($1.00)
  • 3 oz fall foliage (faux from a thrift or dollar store) ($.50)
  • 3 oz fall potpourri ($.25)
  • 1 Spool wire edged ribbon ($.10)
  • 1 Bag embellishment ($1.25)
  • 1 hot glue gun ($.05)
  • 1 scissors/wire cutters ($0)
  • 1 crochet hook/size J or K ($0)
Oval Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Steps:

  1. With your hot glue gun heated up, unroll the roll of burlap and glue/wrap it around the hoop. The rolls are about 9 feet and I suggest you cut it in half length wise so you don't run out like I almost did.
  2. Oval Embroidery Hoop Wreath
  3. With your hook and two strands of your favorite fall colored yarn, chain enough to wrap around the burlap. Your amount will vary depending on the size you get.
  4. Oval Embroidery Hoop Wreath
  5. Next, take your glue gun and choose the biggest pieces of potpourri to glue along the bottom. Leave them pressed onto the frame about 30-40 seconds. For durability, they should bond to the wood itself through the burlap.
  6. Oval Embroidery Hoop Wreath
  7. For the last step, hot glue on the leaves. You will want to clip them off the stems and even clip off the stems from the leaves themselves. This will give you a wider base for the glue.
  8. Oval Embroidery Hoop Wreath
  9. Add your ribbon and embellishments and you are done. This is for a friend who loves butterflies so you might want to make one for someone who likes dragonflies, flowers, ladybugs, or anything that can be found in a faux style. Or make one that you love and keep it. N-JOY!!

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This wreath can be used through the fall season and is made of a purchased foam wreath, cloth, and candy corn.

Candycorn Wreath

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Stick wreath hanging on the front door.This is a fun project that your kids can help out with. It is made from materials around your home and yard. It's perfect for fall!

Approximate Time: an autumn afternoon

Supplies:

  • lots of sticks
  • cardboard
  • hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks
  • brown paper bag or something to wrap your cardboard in
  • fabric scraps cut into strips

Instructions:

  1. Have your kiddos help you with the stick hunting. You need "a lot" of sticks!
  2. Break your sticks into various lengths. They can be all similar or have a few longer like mine.
  3. Cut a hoop out of an old cardboard box using a medium sized mixing bowl and a smaller bowl for tracing.
  4. Cover your hoop in brown paper bag or burlap or anything you want.
  5. Hot glue the sticks around the cardboard hoop. It takes tons of sticks and tons of glue. It does not have to be perfect.
  6. Use some fabric scraps to make some pretty twisted fabric flowers and glue onto your wreath.
  7. Hang with another strip of fabric, glued to the back.

By Shawna G. from Ann Arbor, MI

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This wreath is a combination of fall flowers and veggies, plus some leaves and love.

Autumn Wreath

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gourd wreath on doorI saved the gourds from my garden and hot glued them to an old vine wreath and added some ribbon and a poem. November Blessings to you all!

By Wendy S from Coopersburg, PA

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With an older doily, rattan ring, and some time, you can have a nice wreath.

Fall Doily Wreath

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Easy to make eucalyptus wreaths to decorate your home or use as a gift. Make your own for a fraction of what one would cost you to purchase.

Fall wreaths.

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An inexpensive uniquely made fall window decoration and matching wreath for your Church event or a classy way to just decorate your windows.

Fall Wreath

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I have a large group of lavender plants and want to make a wreath. I have never done one and could use any suggestions on how to go about starting. Thanks.

Kathy from Lawrenceville, NJ

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http://www.save-on-crafts.com/wreatmakandd.html

easy instructions at that site I have made them in this fashion using pencil thick flexible branches and then covering them with wet new paper this helps to keep flowers alive. I make them for wrapped sweets at christmas.

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I always check the thrift stores for vine or Styrofoam wreath bases. Add any sort of decoration you have on hand. I gather dried, wild flowers, pine cones, dried seed pods, and dried stalks from plants. Using hot glue, or a good all purpose glue, I attach them to bases in in shape I want. Add a nice bow. At one time I even placed small gourds, a small corn cob with a small scarecrow to empty middle. Any seasonal item makes a nice wreath.

By Gladys

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The dry leaves left on irises and day lilies make great "ties" for holding things on autumn wreaths and they are so natural, they blend in too.

By springmaid5

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