Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Creat a Light, Airy, and a Little Different Fall Wreath

I am so excited to share the wreath I made...with help from my son. I wanted something that was light, airy, and a little different than the typical wreath. I think I definitely met those requirements with this one.


First, I went to my local craft store and picked out decorative fall branches and a roll of burlap ribbon.

 
 
I started to form the bottom wire part of the yellow branches into a circular shape, but I couldn't get it to stay right. My son told me that I should use a pipe cleaner, and he made one into a circle for me. It gave me the base I needed to create the wreath. Sometimes, he is smarter than his mother!


I actually tore apart the beaded branches, and used them as individual strains. The beaded branches weren't looking right clumped together, and I wanted them spaced all around the wreath.

Next up was covering up the center pipe cleaner. I wrapped the striped burlap ribbon around the middle, securing it at the ends with a little hot glue. It gave just enough structure to hold all the parts of the wreath in place.

 

I was actually quite pleased with the finished product...and admittedly a little surprised that it all turned out! I quickly hung it on the wall to snap a picture.


Then it was time to try it out on the front door.



I actually hated it there. The large door knocker looked too clunky for such a delicate wreath. I also tried placing the wreath above and below the knocker, but it just didn't look right on the door. I was getting a little frustrated to say the least.

Then inspiration hit me. I hung it on a nail that was already between the window and the door. It was like it was meant to be.



The fall wreath is a great improvement to the d├ęcor on my front porch.


Be sure to check out the other fall touches I added around my house here, and a tutorial on how to make unique fall vases here.

I linked this post up to Inspired Room and Southern Hospitality, Remodelholic

And Not Just A Housewife for the Best DIY Project contest

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