Hi Friends, today we are making a fall wreath. Now I’ve heard many people say they aren’t “big crafty” people and most of the time it is because they don’t think they are any good at making crafts. However, I find this rather disappointing because they are letting fear get in their way of using their creativity, a way for them to have fun and be imaginative. They let their fear of their inability to create something to their standards of perfection prevent them from creating something with their own hands and that sense of accomplishment when you look at the finished piece and say, “I made that.”
So, I am challenging you today to throw out that fear and your standards of perfection and just try something new. You will definitely be surprised at how amazing and simple creating something with your own hands can be. So what if it doesn’t come out like a Martha Stewart magazine creation as long as you have fun doing it everything will come out beautifully handmade, with character, and a piece of you no product you buy will have.
So let’s give this wreath thing a try shall we? Make it whacky, make it simple, make it bright and bold, or make it completely decadent with everything your hearts desires.
Alright first things first, head to your local craft store and stock up on all the materials you can get your hands on.
A wreath base. I found this twig wreath at Jo-Ann’s.
Flowers. Lots and lots of artificial flowers.
Leaves. All different colors, shapes, textures.
Pumpkins, pine cones, and any other fall decorations you can find.
Scissors, wire cutters, hot glue gun.
Step 1. Lay out all your materials.
Make sure you clear a big space to work on. Then lay out all of your materials. It makes it a lot easier to work when you can see everything you have in front of you.
Step 2. Trim your decorations.
Trim your flowers. Make sure to leave a little stem still on them to stick into the wreath to hold them in place.
I bought fall bouquets so I had to also trim off the pumpkins.
Finally trim any leaves from their bundles.
Step 3. Start creating.
A lot of people may have a process of putting flowers or leaves first, however, I found it best to just start in one spot and work my way around the wreath, layering all the different decorations at the same time as I moved around the wreath.
If you are using the twig wreath all the decorations should have little stems on them that you stick into the wreath to hold them in place.
Step 4. Hot glue.
After you have placed all the different decorations on the wreath and everything is in a place you are happiest with, next just add a little hot glue to secure everything down.
Step 5. Hang your wreath.
After you have secured everything down with hot glue, let it dry and then double check to make sure everything is secure. Once your wreath is all secured your wreath is complete and ready to be hung with pride in your home.
& there you have it! A beautiful fall wreath to hang in your home or on your front door. I hope you all enjoyed getting creative with me and I hope that you give wreath making a try. It doesn’t take a florists eye to make a wreath beautiful. Just have fun with it and play around with the design and you will be surprised at what you can put together. I hope you all are having a wonderful fall!