Happy Monday! Today’s post is a part of a blog hop with some lovely ladies I have gotten to know in the past few months sharing our fall wreath’s! Here you will find an easy, affordable DIY Fall Wreath, this was so easy to make and can easily be done in a few hours. A wreath is a great way to add a little color and texture to your space this fall season. Please make sure to stop by and see what the have crafted up using the links at the bottom. I wanted to do a fall wreath that brought in a little black and white to give it a subtle Halloween feel with some orange flowers. I love stripes so had my mind set on either white and orange or white and black.
My supply list:
Styrofoam Wreath (Michaels)
Miscellaneous Ribbon (Michaels)
Fake Flowers (Michaels)
Hot Glue Gun
Scissors/ Garden Clippers
I started by simply wrapping the ribbon around the wreath, I used tape at one end so I could go back and fix it if I needed to.
Like any good DIY project, you make a mistake and have to improvise – one roll of ribbon was not enough to cover the entire wreath. Lesson learned, if you find something you like, always buy an extra 🙂
From there I decided to try a layered look with the orange ribbon I had also purchased, and found another roll of sheer orange in my stock pile. I decided to start with the heavier orange and wrapped it around the wreath trying to evenly space it. By making the spacing between each wrap a little wider it allowed for the fabric to flatten and eliminate any folds or bunches from the ribbon. I followed the same spacing and used the sheer orange so it began to look layered. When doing this I used tape again, just in case I ran into any mishaps again, I also tied off both orange pieces at the top and left a little slack to use to hang the wreath.
After the orange was set, I was finally able to successfully use the black and white stripes to fill in the open space! I tied this off at the top with a more appealing knot covering the ends of the orange. At this point I took the hot glue gun and secured everything in place.
For the flowers, I simply cut the ends and hot glued them into place. I chose to offset them to make it a little asymmetrical.
With the orange slack I had leftover I was able to create a little hanger!
This is not exactly how I pictured it when I bought my supplies, but I think it works for fall and the little touch of halloween I was looking for. I think when I have time I will go back and make some changes and additions – what would you do to make it better?
As I mentioned earlier in the post, this Fall Wreath is part of blog hop today so it would be great if you pop over and check out the other links before and see their beautiful DIY’s! Thank you for stopping by C52 this morning!