Thursday, September 5, 2013

Make An Autumn Fall Wreath

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Autumn Fall Wreath

I made this Autumn/Fall wreath from gathered materials in the woods and fields around my house and from some supplies from the dollar store, Michaels, and a yard sale. 

It's a fun, eye catching really makes you want to look closer to see what's on it. And, best of all it really reminds me of the time of year we're in and what I love about Autumn. 

Want to make one?
Here's how I did it. 

You'll need:
Wreath base (styrofoam or wicker-yard sale find)
Spanish Moss (Dollar Store)
Brown  Grasses (Dollar Store
Hot glue and glue sticks
Feathers (reduced price at Michaels and in also in the woods)
Leather Flower Embellishment (Michaels)
Green Moss- Gathered 
Pinecones- Gathered
Acorns- Gathered
Birch Bark- Gathered
Shell- Gathered
Muslin piece

 - Pull out that spanish moss. It will stay in a bunch; try to elongate the bunch without breaking it too much (this stuff is messy) and then hot glue a small section of your wreath and place the moss on. Then repeat that process over and over again. And over again.

 -Once your wreath is covered with the spanish moss, flip it over and hot glue some of the loose pieces to the back of the wreath to help it all hold together. 
-Now, you can start adding your bought and gathered decorations. I places the grasses around the arc of the wreath, hot glueing all the ends together and into place, then glueing at a spot in the middle of the grasses, and then again at the end. The base of the grasses was then covered with a layer of feathers, and then the leather embellishment was added on top of the base of the feather to cover an spots where the hot glue might come through. I also used the green moss to fill in some space on the wreath where the grasses arched out, and I used it on the opposite side of the wreath as well. 
-Add what you like, where you like it.....but test it out first without glueing it down. Step back from your wreath to get a good sense of the balance of the piece. 
 I got a chance to use the osprey feather I found a few weeks ago!
 -Acorns look really great, and are in abundance right now in the woods!!
I live near some brackish water and there are always mussel and clam shells nearby. 

 I collected the green moss from fir trees near the water, like these above.

I think the leather adds some fun texture to the wreath (even if the leather isn't real). 

Someone else likes my wreath too. 
You can find this kitty (and many other funky creations made by me) here.

I shared this post at all of the parties listed on my "parties" page above and at the following parties:
Between Naps on the Porch
Link Party Palooza
Monday Funday

The Shabby Nest

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Skip To My LouBy Stephanie Lynn
Block Party


  1. I love how whispy your wreath is. I need to add some feathers or something to mine.

  2. Beautiful way to add all the pretty fall things to the wreath.. Love it!

  3. Hi there
    that is a great wreath :)
    and do not miss.......


    it is FUN :)
    HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

  4. Awww...I love this! All the goodies you found made a wonderful wreath. Thanks for sharing, visiting from BNOP.

  5. Your wreath is beautiful. Love all the textures you've found and used.

  6. I love all the natural items you included on your wreath! All the different textures work so well together.
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates


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