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Easy Fall Wreath

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If you’ve been on Pinterest or DIY blogs lately, you’ve probably noticed that wreathes are HUGE right now. Ok, the wreaths themselves aren’t actually huge, just the design trend is. This wreath project needs no glue whatsoever, indeed no fasteners of any kind. It’s super easy, and the only things you’ll need are the decorative items themselves.


First, gather your wreath-making supplies:
  • Wreath form (you can get these at craft stores)
  • Wide ribbon such as burlap. 3-4 inches wide is ideal. For a standard 14″ wreath you’ll need at least 22 ft.
  • Fall leaves (from the Dollar Store)
  • Embellishments (find things that can be tied on to keep the project truly glue free.)
  • Wreath hanger, or hook and ribbon.


How to put together the wreath:

Unwrap your ribbon and DO NOT CUT any of it yet. Hold the ribbon with one hand about 2 feet from the end.


Starting at any point, wrap your ribbon around the wreath, keeping the 2 foot tail of the ribbon unwrapped.


As you are wrapping, tuck a leaf here and there into the edge of the ribbon. Make sure you wrap the ribbon tightly as you go.


When you reach the starting point, tie the ends of the ribbon together in single knot.


Thread the ribbon through any embellishments you’d like to add, and tie a bow. Or, for a more rustic look, just tie a chunky knot. At this point you can cut the ends to make your bow or knot look right. I like my wreaths to be slightly asymmetrical, but you can make the bow or knot end up wherever you’d like, just by turning the wreath a little.


Hang your new creation on your front door, or in a window to welcome guests.


You could also switch out the leaves for some other decorative element, such as holly berry sprigs or spring flowers to keep up with different seasons.

Tips:
  • If you can find wire edged ribbon, it makes crafting so much easier. It holds its shape and you can mold it around the wreath so it stays put better.
  • Look for ribbon in the seasonal area of your craft store, in addition to the fabric and ribbon section.
  • A clear command hook hung upside down on the back of the door is a great trick for hanging things by a ribbon. You can remove it easily whenever you need to, or just leave it there and change out your decor seasonally.


via thepalettemuse

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