I have never had a “fall wreath” for my home. I’m lucky to get a Christmas wreath up during the holidays! But when I spied this idea from Erin at Feeling Some Love I got it in my head that I could actually do this! And I couldn’t wait to try! I LOVED making this! It was exactly what I was looking for in a craft project. Encourages creativity, occupies my hands and my mind (with something other than work) and results in something beautiful that I can sit back and look at with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
I also appreciate how simple it was. While it took some time to produce all the flowers necessary to cover the wreath, it was an enjoyable time. I actually started it a few weeks ago and whenever I needed a break from work I would spend some time making a few flowers. This past Saturday I decided I wanted to finish it, so I sat down to a marathon of my favorite Food Network shows on DVR and hammered out the rest of the flowers needed.
It was the perfect fall day when I finally hung it proudly on my front door and I have to say I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.
A Simple Fall Wreath
What you will need:
- (1) grapevine wreath – your choice of size
- sheets of felt in different fall colors
- glue gun
- glue sticks
- burlap ribbon for bow (optional)
Cut each sheet of felt into four squares. They don’t have to be precise.
Then cut a circle out of each square. Once again, no need to trace a perfect circle. As a matter of fact, the variations in the sizes and shapes of the circles you cut out make the flowers (and the resulting wreath) more interesting.
Using your scissor, begin on the outside edge, and cut each circle into a spiral shape.
Starting at the center of the spiral, start rolling the felt into a tight a circle until you create a flower shape.
You can also start rolling the flower from the outside edge of the spiral, which will result in a flower with a more “ruffled” edge.
I actually did about a dozen this way, and the rest the former way. I liked the variety.
Now comes the fun part! Once you have all your flowers done and your glue gun warmed up, start gluing your flowers onto your wreath. This is where you can get as creative as you like! Depending on what colors you chose, and the types of flowers you ended up making, glue them in a pleasing manner (pleasing to YOU!) all around the wreath.
Make sure to leave room for a bow (if you choose.) Here is how I did mine:
Now find a suitable place to hang and enjoy your handiwork!
What’s your favorite way to decorate your home for fall?