How to Make a Fall Wreath. Use supplies from Dollar Tree and the craft store to make a beautiful fall wreath you can display this fall season.
My old fall wreath that I reworked is now almost ten years old. After hanging it on the front door and storing it all those years it was looking faded and tired. Time for a new fall wreath!
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How to Make A Fall Wreath
I started by ripping everything off the old wreath. Since I had already done this once before when I originally re-did my fall wreath, there was quite a bit of glue gun residue on the backside. So, I just flipped it over and started on the fresh side.
Gather your supplies and start by loosely laying out what you want to place on the wreath before you start gluing things down permanently.
Don’t be afraid to cut and pull apart any floral stems you purchase. They are often too long and not grouped in a way that works for a smaller wreath.
I used hot glue to attach the glittery orange stems first along the left side.
Then I added the cut apart orange flowers using hot glue. I left the leaves on about half of the flowers and removed them from the other half.
Dollar Tree often has these little clip on decorative items, like these pumpkins I found, which are perfect for wreaths. You can create a seasonal base of flowers and stems, and then switch out the embellishments, as you like.
Related: More DIY Wreath Ideas
How to Use the Bow Loom
Start by hooking the loose end of your ribbon at the slot in the bottom.
Wrap the ribbon around the tines on the loom. Each one is marked with a size, so you can determine what size bow you will end up with.
You can wrap the ribbon around as many times as you like. I did three loops on mine. Then, tuck the loose end in the opposite bottom slot. Cut the ribbon so both ends are the same length.
Flip the bow loom over and thread a piece of string or floral wire up through the small triangle. Wrap the other end of the ribbon down the middle of the bow. Tie the string in a knot.
Pull the bow off the loom and fluff up the loops if you are using wire ribbon. Then, hot glue the bow to the wreath.
It still looked a little plain, so I added a few glittered pine cones with hot glue.
Helpful tip: When making a wreath or floral arrangement, think about groupings of odd numbers (3, 5, 7). This tends to look more pleasing to the eye than even numbers of items. The exception to this rule is if you are making a perfectly symmetrical wreath. These are just guidelines though, and feel free to do whatever looks good to you!
This fall craft is part of Creative Crafts Fall Edition. Creative Crafts is a series hosted by Me and My INKlings, Makeable Crafts, Creatively Beth, and Bella Crafts Publishing. Some of your favorite crafters come together to create crafts around a specific theme! Be sure to check the hosts’ blogs all week for more fall craft ideas.
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