Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DIY Rustic Fall Wreath

I don't know about you, but I absolutely love September thru December! I love Fall colors, the family get-togethers, the humidity dying down, and the FOOD! This year, I am determined to get some crafting done and finally finish some awesome DIY projects.

Today, the women in my husband's family got together to eat and drink wine make some holiday wreaths. Everyone else made theirs out of fabric and wire wreath forms and they came out amazing! However, my husband and I are smack in the middle of a "no spend month" and while I wanted to participate, I didn't want to spend the extra money to make a fabric wreath when I had some leftover grapevine wreaths in the shed! So I headed to Michael's and grabbed some fall foliage, which happened to be on sale, and decided to figure it out as I went. I don't want to toot my own horn, but Honk Honk! My wreath turned out fabulous! Unfortunately (for you), I was too distracted by my hilarious in-laws to take step by step photos so you will just have to bear with me!

1 Grapevine wreath
3-4 small bunches of flowers/foliage
1 spool of 2" coordinating ribbon OR 1 pre-made bow
10" piece of curling ribbon or string (omit if you are using a pre-made bow)
Hot glue gun

Step 1-
Cut all of your flowers and foliage off the branches, leaving about 2" of stem.

Step 2-
Arrange your flowers/foliage on one half of the wreath and hot glue into place once you are happy with the placement.
The only progress shot.. My bad. -_-

Step 3-
Make your bow. There is a great tutorial on how to make a wreath bow here. Skip this step if you purchased a pre-made bow.

Step 4-
Attach your bow to the bottom of your arrangement on the wreath by tying the string through the center of the bow and around the wreath.

The finished product!
Yes, I know it is still Summer, but I love the look of this wreath so much that I couldn't wait to put it up! I adore the rustic look; I live in the country and it is totally appropriate.

The whole wreath cost me about $10 to make. Everything was on sale plus I had a 10% off coupon good towards my total purchase! Michael's had wreaths in the store that weren't as cute as this one for $50!!

I plan on making a Rustic Christmas wreath in a similar style as soon as the Christmas decorations hit the shelves! :) Stay tuned!