How to make a simple fall wreath, a repost as I head back to the mountains

I’m headed up to the mountains today for a women’s getaway.  I can’t wait for the cool breezes and an excuse to put on my boots and a sweatshirt.  I’m also looking forward to a little “unplugged” time.  Things have been so busy behind the scenes (read: real life) that I haven’t had as much time to devote to blogging, which means some of my posts have been lazy (sorry about that).  I was starting to stress about it, trying to force new content, when God reminded me that the world will not stop if I don’t get a blog post up every day (shocking, I know).  Some really exciting things are happening and I don’t want to miss them.  I’ll be a bit more sporadic in my posting for a while, but I think that’s ok.  There may be some weeks where I’ll post only once or twice and some weeks where I have a lot to say and post every day.  But in all of that, my goal will be to only give you something if it’s really good and worth the energy it takes to post it.  Make sense?

I was chatting with my new friend Laura on the California Raisin Harvest tour, and we were talking about the myth of “balance”.  She reminded me there is no way to balance it all, and we just have to do what works for us at the time.   She is so right.

So what works for me this weekend is to repost a tutorial I did last year for the wreath that is currently hanging on our front door trying to convince fall to show up.  It’s an easy project, no glue gun required (glue guns scare me).  I hope you enjoy it.

Here’s to doing what works…

This wreath will take you 15 minutes to make and shouldn’t cost more than $10-$15 in supplies.
faux flowersFirst, choose your flowers. You could really pick anything you like! Make it your own.
grapevine wreathNext, find a grapevine wreath.  I chose an 18-inch wreath from JoAnn for $4.99.  They had all sizes and shapes to choose from.
burlap ribbon and craft wireGrab some crafting wire and burlap ribbon. The ribbon is optional. I wanted to use it because we have a tall front door, but you could easily hang the wreath right on the hook.
wire cutters and craft wireUsing wire cutters, cut an 18-inch piece of wire for each flower.
faux flower topPop the tops of your flowers off of the stems (they should come off easily). Take the center of your wire and ease it under the plastic piece on the back of your flower.  Twist the wire so that the left side goes to the right and the right side goes to the left and there is a loop of wire around the underside of the plastic piece.
anchoring fall flower onto wreathTo anchor your flower, place it on the wreath and wrap the wire around the wreath in opposite directions.
twist wire to anchor flowerTake the wire in the back of the wreath and twist to anchor your flower.
back of fall wreathRepeat with remaining flowers.
fall wreath hangingHang directly onto a wreath hook or use burlap ribbon for a taller door like mine.  And there you have it!  Simple, right?

Have a great weekend.

  • teri@managedmacros September 29, 2012 at 2:59 am

    I love it!!! Easy, seasonal, simple and beautiful! I have a pine cone wreath hanging now, the fall flowers would be a great addition. GOOD IDEA!!!!
    Enjoy your unplugged time….find your balance and see you soon!!

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