Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Wreath

Hey buddies! Today I'm going to share a quick DIY tutorial on how to make a lovely, simple, fall wreath!

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:

Supplies:
- 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!

-Becca
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33 comments:

  1. This is really pretty and such a lovely way to decorate your home for the autumnal months ^_^

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  2. That looks great! I picked up a pretty leaf outside and am trying to dream up something fun to do with fall leaves.

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    1. Thank you! If nothing else, you could always put it between two pieces of waxed paper and then iron them together! Might make a nice little print or card!

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  3. So pretty! Love the Billy buttons

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    1. Thanks, Juni! I love them so much. I wish I could have them in my house all year round!

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  4. This is nice. I try to make these in the winter time with branches from spruce or pine and I just decorate it with some pretty looking moss or whatever I find on the forest floor.

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  5. This turned out really cute! Love the autumnal feel and the pop of color from the craspedia. Every year I plan to make seasonal wreaths and I never do so now I'm totally inspired!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I've been doing the same thing for years. I hope you get around to making some pretty wreaths this year!

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  6. Beautiful!! My goal this year is to try to make my own Fall wreath too! I hope it comes out this great! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! I hope it comes out great!!

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  7. Awww yay! I LOVE fall wreaths- my mom used to always make her own and hang them on our front door!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. Nice! Mine's on the front door to my apartment. It's pretty much the only thing festive in our building's entryway!

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  8. Too cute! Love those birds :)

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  9. This is lovely! We're coming into summer now, but I'll definitely have to keep this in mind for next autumn ^__^

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    1. Totally! You could also do a similar version with some fresh leaves instead of the fall ones to get a more summery feel!

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  10. This looks great! Fall decorations might be my favorite :)

    <3 Jess
    Jess the Mess

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    1. Thanks, Jess! I agree. But that might also just be because fall is the best!

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  11. i love that you used billy buttons!!

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    1. Thanks, Meg! I always want to use them in everything! They're so damn cute!

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  12. beautiful job, becca! love this. :-)

    ~e~

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  13. we can use oak for decorating this

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    1. Definitely! That would look lovely!

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