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Fall brings with it this desire in me to reorganize and decorate all the things. I don't know what it is; you'd think I'd be like this in the New Year or even in the spring. But it's almost like I find myself “nesting” in the fall. Maybe it's the desire to have my house in order before winter comes, or maybe it's a desire to make everything cozy. Either way, this wreath is a result of my decorating, nesting tendencies this time of year, along with a little inspiration from a ton of fall crafts on Pinterest right now. Using burlap, real pumpkins, real tree branches, and a few other supplies, this wreath is simple and will beautify any door it has the good fortune to grace with its presence.
Want to know how to make it? Keep reading!
Supplies for a Natural Fall Wreath
– 1 grapevine wreath
– 4-5 natural fir tree branches
– 3 mini pumpkins
– Strong wire to pierce pumpkins through
– Florist or jewelry wire (I used jewelry because it's what I had on hand)
– Small roll of burlap
– Small bit of muslin fabric
– Spray glue
– Small letter stencils
– Paint & paint brush
– Mini clothespins
How to Make a Natural Fall Wreath
1. Gather all of your supplies, including real tree branches and mini pumpkins. I pruned a few branches off a tree in our yard, the perks of living in an area surrounded by trees. I also picked up a few mini pumpkins on a grocery run; they're available everywhere right now.
2. Carefully place branches on wreath, securing by looping branches in and out of wreath; there's really no need to use wire, as the branches will snugly fit into the wreath with just a little wrangling.
3. At first, I wasn't sure how to attach the pumpkins, but I found this how-to from Southern Living; it worked like a charm. Pierce pumpkins through with a strong wire. Then thread florist or jewelry wire through the hole in each pumpkin, and attach pumpkins to wreath, securing wire around the wreath.
4. Cut 4 smaller triangles from both burlap and muslin fabric, making muslin triangles just a bit smaller than the burlap. Spray glue muslin triangles to burlap; let dry for about an hour.
5. Stencil paint “FALL” letters on each muslin triangle.
6. Cut about 1-2 feet of twine, and attach burlap/muslin banner to twine with mini clothespins. Wrap twine through wreath and secure in back by tying into a knot and clipping.
7. Cut a longer piece of burlap, depending on how you want your wreath to hang, and wrap around top of wreath to use as hanger. We used a wire to secure the burlap ties and then wired the burlap to a metal clasp on the inside of our front door.
And that's it! You now have a beautiful fall wreath to welcome guests this lovely time of the year. If you have any questions, be sure to leave a comment. I love helping my readers out!
Have you been crafting anything special this fall? What have you been making?
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