This post will be a tutorial for how I made my first fall wreath, but I wanted to start out by thanking our readers and apologizing for the lack of posts lately. We ran into a huge problem where our site was hacked and we needed to make sure everything was cleaned up and working properly before working on new posts. I want to say a big thanks to my dear friend and web guru Stefan for taking time to help me work this all out and now we are back on track and more secure than ever. In addition to fixing the site; Alex and I have decided to start the process of looking for our first home, so free time is spent researching neighborhoods, meeting with our Realtor and browsing listings. Lots going on to keep life interesting! Now, on to today’s craft, a festive fall wreath!
Starting off I grabbed some pipe insulating foam that I have purchased a while ago from Lowe’s and decided on the size of my wreath. I tapes the two ends of the foam together to create my foam structure. This is a much more cost effective what to create a wreath form than buying one at a craft store. The foam can be a bit more flimsy than a Styrofoam form, so just make sure to use light materials on your wreath.
Next, I cut 1″-2″ strips of burlap fabric and started wrapping it around my wreath form until I went around twice to cover the foam completely. I used a sewing pin to tack down the end of the fabric to keep it from unraveling.
Next, I worked on my monogram for the center of the wreath. I bought a wooden letter G from Joann’s and traced it onto a fall print piece of scrapbooking paper. Using modpodge I adhered the paper to the letter.
I then took some fun metallic paint to the rest of the bare wood to give it a little bling. By painting it after the front paper is glued on, I was able to rub a little of the paint over the edges to make it look more finished and antiqued.
On to the last embellishment for this wreath, fall leaves of course! I had some leaves left over from my fall tablescape, but wanted them to have a bit more pizzazz. So, was better to use than glitter?!?! I grabbed my spray adhesive and went to work spritzing each leaf with glue and sprinkling with glitter.
Boosh, so much more impact with a little glitz!
I tied the monogram letter on to the wreath with some cream ribbon I had laying around and attached the glittery leaves with sewing pins.
And done! It looks great hanging against our red door. A nice touch of holiday cheer for the fall!