Oh how I love the crisp fall leaves and warm colors of fall! After pinning about umm…too many wreath ideas on pinterest I found two I wanted to make for this Fall. One for the door and one for my living room! too see my wreath idea board check here.
First the one on the door! I got inspiration from this amazing photo.
I purchased a straw wreath form and some tan striped yarn and wrapped it all around. This took some time and about the whole yarn bundle-I bought an extra that I’ll probably make a hat or scarf out of!
Here is is all wrapped up! Holly made an awesome one with orange yarn and left it as is! Simple and chic!
I found a bag of buttons at my house and got some felt in purple green and cream shades. I made circle templates in a few sizes and cut them all out. I sewed buttons on some layers and on some I sewed the edge only creating a petal as you can see on the ones on the left in the picture.
I layered the petal ones on each side and then glued the button ones in the middle.
I love how this turned out, mainly because of the colors! I think next time I am going to use a thicker yarn to wrap more quickly and give it some bulk and then do just the petals up one side. Maybe for Spring!
My next indoor wreath was a bit more time consuming! I got the idea from a Martha Stewart corn husks wreath and then saw an easy cheaper way to make it with paper raffia. I bought a bunch about 4 bundles of the brown paper raffia and cut them in about 6 inch pieces
I unraveled all of them and then took U shaped floral pins to pin them looped on a straw wreath form. It’s best to layer them in a random fashion and close together. They hold their shape pretty well so you can fluff as you go.
I’ve seen blogs mention using hot glue, but the U pins were way less messy and you could move them if it didn’t look right. I also pinned several loops with one pin. I used about 2 boxes of the pins.You don’t have to pin these all around, I left the back flat for easy hanging.
Here is is all fluffed! I then bought some wide ribbon to hang it in my living room. This is were I dream of having a fire place with a mantel for a wreath like this.
How awesome is that?! I found this great old window at a salvage yard and I have another in my room that was from an old house I used to live in.
My wreath obsession is filled until Winter…