Style Files: How to Make a Simple Fall Wreath

22 Nov

 

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to squeeze in one more DIY craft project before the holiday arrived – a fall wreath.

This wreath, which was made with spare parts from the fall clearance section at Hobby Lobby, takes less than 1 hour to make and costs around $25, so I thought I’d share the how-to here:

Step 1: Begin with a dried grapevine wreath.

Step 2: Cut the leaves from a fall garland of your choice. For the size of wreath that I chose, 30 large oak leaves were plenty. Hot glue the leaves onto the wreath.

Step 3: Attach fall-colored berries on the left and right sides of what will be the center of the wreath using hot glue.

Step 4: Add a complementary accent to the wreath to accentuate what will become the centerpiece. I chose 2 plumes of bronze bird feathers that made a nice contrast with the bright colors of the leaves and berries. Then, place 2 leaves over the bases of the feathers.

Step 5: The final step is to add 2 large acorns (or whatever fall element you'd like) to the center of the wreath, and you're done!

Now, you just have to choose where you want to hang it! Because I already have a wreath for the front door, I chose to hang this one over the mirror in our entryway. A simple over-the-door hanger works well (although I need to paint this one brown).

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