Fall Wreath

by Jennifer Wieland
Fall Wreath - My Sweet Sanity

Since I was not able to stand and walk much this weekend I ended up working on a fall wreath that I had all of the supplies for but just hadn’t gotten around to doing yet. I wanted to make a fall wreath that while in fall colors was a mix of neutral, dark and light. Something that would work in most decors. I used some fabric scraps I had to make the flowers.  I had bought some beige flannel remnant piece that had cream-colored dots on it. I finished it all with some burlap, wired ribbon.

This is honestly the first wreath I have made in over 20 years. It came out decent considering the massive gap in my crafting years. Now that I have made this though I do want to keep going and make some more for the house.

Fall Wreath - My Sweet Sanity

 

Fall Wreath Materials:

Fabric scraps in various colors for flowers, 4-5″ widths and at least 22″ long
1/3 yd. heavier weight fabric, I used a flannel, cut into 3″ wide strips
1-2 yds. of wired burlap ribbon
12″ styrofoam wreath
glue sticks
hot glue gun
floral wire
floral wire cutter

Fall Wreath Instructions:

Take one of the fabric scraps and fold in half lengthwise, creating a crease at the fold. Unfold and place hot glue along the inside of the length. Fold back in half and press together. Starting at one end begin to roll the now folded and glued fabric. Once you have what would be a good center for the flower place a dot of hot glue and continue to roll once more to cover the glue. Now start twisting the fabric as you are rolling it, periodically placing a bit of glue. Finish the end by gluing and if the bottom has a bit of a stem sticking out you can cut that off. Repeat this until you have the desired amount of flowers.

Take the 3″ strips of heavier material and glue one end onto the backside of the wreath. Begin wrapping the material around the wreath, making sure to overlap as you wrap the wreath. When you reach and end hot glue it to the back of the wreath and then glue on the beginning of the next strip. Do this until the wreath is completely covered. Now using the hot glue gun you will glue the flowers you have made onto the wreath. You can use as many or as few as you like. Next make a hanger using the burlap wired ribbon by wrapping the ribbon around the top, center of the wreath and gluing the ends onto the back of the wreath to secure. Be careful though as the hot glue will seep through the holes in the ribbon. Attach a piece of ribbon or wire to the top of the burlap ribbon now on the wreath at the top and back that can be slid onto a wreath hanger. Finally make a bow of your choice using floral wire and the wired burlap ribbon. Attach it to the wreath using either hot glue or floral wire.

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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

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10 Responses to “Fall Wreath”

  1. 1

    So pretty! I love that it can carry you through all the fall months, too!

  2. 2

    Very cute and simple. That’s my kind of fall craft. 🙂
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    Shasta says:

    Oh wow, I love it! Simple yet sophisticated! Well done.
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  4. 4

    I’m so NOT crafty, but I might be able to pull this off. Maybe. 🙂 Great tutorial… thanks!

  5. 5

    Love this project! I used to help my mom make wreathes when I was growing up, not sure if I inherited the craft gene. I should make it my goal for Christmas!
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    Marina says:

    I love that this is simple yet so elegant!
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    Karen says:

    How cute and clever! It is so simple, but it looks really sophisticated and would also fit into a country theme decor. Thank you for sharing the how to.
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    Jennifer H says:

    How sweet. And great tips for us to make our own.
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    Katrina says:

    So simple yet so pretty. I always go over the top but this is much nicer. I will have to remember the simplicity of your wreath next time 🙂
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    HilLesha says:

    That is a really pretty wreath!
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