I’ve been wanting to make a fall wreath since we started talking about apple picking way back in August. I didn’t want to rush into fall, I just wanted to know a pretty wreath would be waiting for me when we got there.
Well, now that fall has shown its face, I decided to tackle the project that’s been floating around in my brain for so long. The only thing is, like most things I embark upon, I had no specific idea of what I wanted. I knew there had to be leaves and texture and autumnal colors. But that’s about all I knew.
So, I did what I usually do when I’m completely clueless. I laid all of my options out in front of me.
I went downstairs to where all of my crafty stuff is and rounded up every vaguely fall-looking supply I could find, including a failed attempt at a wreath from last year (a green foam floral ring that I wrapped in orange and black yarn).
I laid it all out on the table and hoped for inspiration.
First, I decided to wrap grapevine, which you can can get at any craft store, around the outside of my yarn-covered floral ring. It was just the kind of texture I was looking for–although I would go all the way around if I were to do it again.
Ignore the hot glue blobs in the photo. Its from taking my failed project apart.
Next, I started hot gluing glittery leaves around the bottom. I would recommend laying out your leaves before making a commitment with the hot glue. Try to change up your colors and sizes. It makes it look more natural and adds nice contrast.
I didn’t exactly listen to my own advice here, so the right side of my wreath was full of large orange leaves. It was a little blah on its own so I broke off a bit of fall berry garland (if you keep bending it the floral wire inside will break off) and hot glued that on.
Lastly, I wrapped a strip of burlap around the top and tied a piece of orange ribbon to hang it from. Everything is prettier with a little bow, right?
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out considering how quick and easy it was. The most time consuming part of the project is hot gluing yarn all the way around the ring. Luckily, I didn’t have to worry about that this time. I put the whole thing together while Ellie took a quick nap (small victories!).