Goodbye old wreath, and hello new wreath! I still love my old wreath and it’ll be back up again in the future. However, since I’m on a fall rampage, I thought it’s time for a fall wreath. This is what I came up with…
I love how it turned out… a vintage inspired fall wreath! Would I give you anything but? :P It was simple and fairly quick to make! I decided I’m going to show you how to make your own wreath… how does that sound? :) Now let’s get started!
- Straw Wreath (keep plastic wrap on it)
- 1/2 yard of brown burlap
- fabric scraps,
- wired mini pumpkin bunches (you can find these at Joann’s in the floral department, by the fall stuff)
- 1/4 yard sheer fabric in ivory
- hot glue gun
Step 1: Cut out four 3″ strips from your burlap.
In the picture I only show three cut out. After using all three, I ended up needing a fourth strip, but didn’t use the entire piece.
Step 2: Wrap the strips around your wreath.
Glue the beginning and end of each piece in the back of the wreath.
When you are done wrapping all four strips, you’ll have this…
Step 3: Lay out your doilies and glue them on.
I put glue in the center of the doily, and a small dot on each petal.
Step 4: Make your flowers.
To make your flowers, first cut out 10 circles. My flowers ranged from 1.5″ to 2.5″.
To make the petals, fold each circle in half twice. Put a small amount of glue to hold down the folds. You’ll end up with a quarter of a circle like this…
Repeat with nine of the circles.
Then take the tenth circle, and lay four of the petals on top of it. Glue them on.
Repeat with four more petals but placing them on the seams of the first four, and glue them on.
Take the last petal and trim the bottom tip, apply glue around the trimmed end and place the petal in the center like so…
Take the four surrounding petals and push them into the the center petal allowing them to grap on to the glue.
Make three flowers.
Step 5: Place your flowers and pumpkins on your wreath.
Of course, first, you will need to pull apart your pumpkin bunch. Trim wires where necessary. Poke the wires through the burlap. Adjust flowers and pumpkins to your liking. After getting my layout, I then added glue to the pumpkins’ wires to keep them from coming out or twisting around. Then glue your flowers on.
Step 6: Cut your sheer fabric to about 3″ to 4″ wide. Loop it on top of your wreath, and tie it on. I made a small loop from which the wreath will hang onto the door hanger. Then I made a bow. I found it easier to make my bow after hanging it up.
You are done! Hang it on your door and enjoy!
I have my wreath hung up on my front door, but I live in a condo building. My front door does not get natural light… just a hallway fluorescent light, and for an amateur photographer, I could never get decent pictures in fluorescent light. So I wasn’t going to share a picture of it hanging on my front door, but I have changed my mind because of my step-daughter Susu. I was fussing about getting my bow to look right, and she thought it looked fine. But don’t all crafters fuss until they are happy with the end result… am I alone on this one? Anyway, she then teased me that no one is going to see my new wreath except for the three families that live on our floor and the mailman…LOL! Well Susu…now the whole world will see it…well maybe not the whole world but everyone that reads this post will! Here is my new fall wreath hanging on my front door for everyone to see :D
And even if no one were to see it but myself, I’m okay with that too! My new motto is “I just want to make beautiful things even if nobody cares“! :D I came across this quote at Landee See, Landee Do and thought it very suiting!
Anyway, I hope you liked the tutorial:) If you make one, I would love to see it!
Well that’s all for today folks! See you in the next post:D
Tatertots & Jello featured my wreath in her post Great Ideas–30 Fall Projects. Yay!! Thanks a bunches:D
I’m participating this wreath in Falling for Crafts Challenge: Door Decor at One Artsy Mama. Go check it out!
Thank you Nest of Posies for featuring my wreath and apple pie as part of your Fall Festival’s week 3 highlights!!! It was so awesome to see two of my projects in one feature:D Yay!