Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Wreath

This is a project that I just completed. It just makes me sMiLe every time I look at it!
Such a fun project! :)

OK, so I know that I am totally tooting my own horn here, but I think that this wreath turned out awsome! And I can't believe that I only spent about 20 bucks to make it!

I hit some good sales at the craft store, but they have awesome ones going on right now for the holidays, so you won't have to pay full price on most of the things to make this. :) I priced the holiday wreaths and even at 50% off they were still expensive! I saw one that was slightly larger than this one that looked similar for $200! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?!? $200... that isn't fun on anybody's budget, even if it is $100 with the 50% off. So I decided that I would make my own and I have to say I was pretty darn pleased with myself :)

Here's my Loot!

So this is what you will need for this project:
  • Twig wreath for the base
  • Accessory picks (cool thing is that you can mix and match to your style)
  • GLITTERY ribbon (and I emphasize GLITTERY! Or at least a contrasting color. Because it will really make your wreath pop! You don't want your ribbon to fade in with the rest of the wreath, then it gets lost and it just won't be as interesting)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Twisty ties, or some type of wire

Here is a close-up of the picks that I chose. Make sure that you choose ones with different textures and sizes. That way your wreath doesn't turn out to matchy matchy... We are going for character here :) And don't go overboard with items, less is more!

First thing you always want to do when starting any wreath is put on your ribbon FIRST! Just like your Christmas Tree, this is your base. You can always move things around a little but it's hard to get that ribbon under stuff once it's already attached! Biggest tip that I can give to those of you who have never done a wreath before... DO NOT GLUE ANYTHING ON YET!!!!!! I promise you will regret it if you attach things too prematurely. Wrap your ribbon through twisting it hear and there.

NEXT... Lay everything out on your wreath the way you want it. It make take a little bit of rearranging before you get it just right. You will want to weave some of the items in and around the ribbon so it looks nice and "nestled".

Now you can start gluing and wiring things in.

The thing i love about picks is that they already have wire in the stems. In this following picture you can see how I wrapped the wire in and around the twigs to secure it in place.

Here's a pic of the back so you can get a better idea of what you are looking for.

Some close-ups of the wreath

Give it a few final fluffs once you get it on the door and VIOLA you are done! Ahhh... that awesome moment of completion. Isn't it so cute!
LoVe lOvE LOvE it!!!! I think it looks just as good if not BETTER than the professional ones in the store, because it's got part of me in it!



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  1. ♥LOVE IT!♥ You two are inspirational :) You might just domesticate me :)

  2. I have never done a wreath before.You have inspired me to give it a try. Yours is beautiful, the perfect fall wreath!

  3. Your wreath turned out wonderfully! So true, that the homemade ones turn out way better than the ones they want $50 for! Your door is the perfect backdrop to yours!


  4. I am going to try this this weekend!! I need a fall wreath!! :) I am a new follower :)

  5. This turned out cute Ash! Love the new blog. :) I snagged some of those same pumpkin picks a few weeks back for 50%. I was so excited. lol.