Monday, September 15, 2014

DIY Fall Wreath

I got my house decorated for Fall early last week and was anxious to make a Fall wreath for my front door.  I'd been admiring Fall wreaths in the stores, but they were all SO pricey.  Every one that I liked was over $50 and I knew I could make one for much cheaper.  

Supplies:
hot glue gun & glue
scissors
berries
$4 grapevine wreath from Wal-Mart
6 or so different types of flowers
-buy them when stores run their flowers at 40-50% off
-buy them in bunches because your money will go a lot farther
-choose a variety of colors that all blend well together
-it's nice to end up with a variety of sizes and types of flowers

Cut each of the flowers off the stems
Warm up your glue gun
and start gluing one type of flower on your wreath.
I selected oranges, yellows and reds for the wreath in the hopes that I could use the wreath from now through November.

 It's best to do this project when your kids are asleep because you wouldn't want them messing with your hot glue gun.  Heck, I'm lucky if I can finish a project without burning MYSELF with that gun.  Oh and Fall colored kitties make great project supervisors.

Choose one type of flower and start hot gluing them all around the wreath.  Be generous with the glue and hold it in place for a few seconds to let it set.  Repeat this process of adding flowers until you are happy with the shape and fullness of your wreath.
 Add the berries last so that they end up on top of the flowers.
I used a strand of berries 
and glued the beginning and the end to the back of the wreath.

I left my wreath to dry overnight.
Then added an orange ribbon to hang the wreath on my door.


 See, making your own wreath is VERY doable :)
Linking up with allkindsofthingsblog

5 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, you made that look easy! It's gorgeous and the berries are the perfect added touch! I wouldn't have thought to add berries - I LOVE it!

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  2. Thanks for linking up! Such a great idea!! It looks beautiful!

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  3. GREAT idea! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Cute wreath! Thanks for linking up!

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  5. Thanks for joining us~ So glad we've crossed paths! Are you on Facebook or Instagram? Would love to connect!
    Elizabeth
    www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

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