I wanted to put together something simple, yet colorful, that really made me think of fall. Since some of my favorite things about fall are watching the leaves change and watching the Black-capped Chickadees (yea, I'm a bird nerd) return to the bare branches, I decided to incorporate those two things into my wreath!
Here's how to make it:
As usual, the first thing to do is to gather supplies. Here's what I used:
- 1 med/large grape vine wreath
- 6 bunches of fake fall leaves
- 9 stems fresh Craspedia- 3 fake Black-capped Chickadees suitable for use in floral design (like these)
- Scissors (or garden shears if you're me and they're the first thing you grab!)
1. Begin by pushing your "leaves" up on the "stem" so you can gather them together and make 'em pretty! Then, trim the "stem" so it's just 2"-3" long from the base of the leaf cluster.
2. Insert your bunches of fake leaves into the wreath, being sure to space them out. If you wedge them between the vines, they should be quite secure!
Ok! At this point, you should have something that looks about like this!
3. Next, trim the stems of your Craspedia to about 3" and insert them in bunches of three around your wreath.
4. Last, place your Chickadees around the wreath and secure them by wrapping their wire around the vines.
Voila! Wreath complete! Isn't is pretty? This legit only took me 10 minutes to put together, and I love, love, love the way it came out.
Now, just hang that sucker up and enjoy your handiwork!
Til next time!
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