I’m back with a new craft post! If you know me, you know I like to attempt to craft but I’m not amazing at it. That doesn’t stop me though and I think I’ve gotten better and better. If you’ve been following me for a while you may remember last fall when I wrote about my fall door decor. I wrote in that post about how it was really hard to find nice fall door decor because I personally thought so many of the pieces available were not very good looking. I was able to spruce up one I found last year but I wasn’t completely satisfied. So this year, I decided to put one together myself!
I went to Hobby Lobby and got my supplies. An orange wire wreath with some decoration made out of a streamer-like material, a smaller wreath with felt-like multi-colored leaves, tan colored ribbon with an orange and red glitter pattern, some flexible twine, and a burlap bow. I already had my mini glue gun and glue sticks.
When I first went to the craft store and picked up the orange wire wreath, I thought I would use burlap to wrap around it, but then I saw this ribbon and I thought it would look so much better with the red and orange lined glitter pattern. Burlap is quintessentially fall, but the subtle glitter ribbon dresses the wreath up a bit more. I wrapped the ribbon all the way around the wire wreath and left most of the orange decor pieces sticking out. I used my hot glue gun to secure the ribbon.
I, then, secured the smaller floral wreath (which I think is made up of beautiful fall colors by the way) to the larger wire wreath with the flexible twine. It was fine that the wreath only takes up the lower 2/3 of the larger wreath because I put the large burlap bow on top so it was going to hang down and cover that empty space anyway.
I used the wire that was attached to the back of the burlap bow to attach it to the wreath at first and then further secured it by hot gluing the bow to the ribbon on the wreath.
I’m in love with this wreath! I’m a little surprised myself how well it turned out. It’s not perfect, but I think all the pieces come together so well that the imperfections can be easily overlooked. I purposely chose items that weren’t so clean cut so that it wasn’t so noticeable if everything wasn’t perfectly neat and smooth. Using a lot of textures helps to hide those imperfections. The colors are perfect for fall and I love that the leaves add color to the wreath but that they are completely fall appropriate. These green, yellow, orange leaves look infinitely better than the wreaths I normally see full of brown leaves.In my opinion at least!
I hope you like this wreath as much as I do. Don’t forget to watch the video above to see how it all came together!