Can you believe that the year is almost over? I can’t. But I am so excited to see the fall season has found its way back to our front porches and the morning air. Is it just me, or has fall become one giant burst of all things pumpkin, apple and…..caramel, perhaps? I think these are the current trends and I have no complaints. But to take a short hiatus from all the confectionary bustle that is my kitchen, I want to share my festive fall wreath tutorial with you guys. So here goes.
What you’ll need:
- 1 wreath form (I used an 18”)
- 50-100 assorted leaves (depending on how many you want to use/how large your wreath form is)
- 3 artificial pumpkins/gourds
- Glue gun
Putting it all together:
Lay out your wreath form (mine was a natural grapevine wreath from Walmart) and figure out which side will be facing up/which direction you want it to be hung.
Now for your leaves and any other decorations you have for your wreath (I bought mine from Dollar Tree). Begin by gluing some leaves around your wreath form. I tried to disperse the different colors/textures around to give it some variety. As you can see in the picture, I also had some larger sparkly leaves. I left the stem on those and simply tucked it down through the grapevines. Then I put a small amount of glue where the stem and leaf meet and glued it down to the form. (Tip: There are many people who will buy the leaf garlands from the dollar store and pull the leaves off. I was able to find leaves in little bags of 25 to use for mine. Time saver! But use what you can find.)
Continue gluing leaves around your form until it is as covered as you like. You may choose to have your leaves going in a particular direction or you may prefer them to be a little more haphazard. Whichever is fine 🙂
The natural grapevine form made it a little trickier to get the pumpkins to sit properly, but just keep messing with the placement until you find a good setting for your decorations until they seem to sit pretty well. Just add a little glue to a portion of the pumpkin where it comes in contact with the form. Press and hold it in place for a few seconds, allowing the glue to dry a little. Feel free to add any other touches to the wreath before hanging it. (I almost put a sign in the center but decided to leave it as is).
Many people are finding creative things to do with wreaths besides hanging it on their door. There are so many beautiful ideas and I would love to see what you come up with. I was needing something for my front door so I opted for that. I ran a piece of yarn that I had doubled through one of the stronger branches on the form and used the nail that had already been put in my front door. Well, don’t you feel so accomplished now? Not only did you make your own beautiful wreath, but also you saved a whole lot of money! You may now congratulate yourself 😉
Have extra leaves? Use them around your house in other creative fall decorations!