I am so excited to share a post from my guest today because it's from my cousin Sheila! A craft wizard and maker of some pretty amazing holiday cards. I'm happy to share her knowledge with everyone on making a beautiful Fall Wreath for your home. Enjoy!
Hey, Pulp Sushi readers!
This is Sheila, happy, happy Fall! Time to break out the caramel apple candles, cozy couch throws and hit some farmer’s markets for fall plants and delicious seasonal treats.
My front and back yards are usually a treasure trove of leaves, branches, and acorns--perfect for autumn crafts. However, due to an overloaded schedule and an under loaded budget, I decided to take a different route. I needed some instant gratification to get my creative gears going, so I set out to my neighborhood Dollar Tree with a slim wallet and high hopes.
1) Separate all the flowers from the wire branch and cut the stems very close to the back of each flower to make them as flat as possible. Hot glue the backs so that the pieces do not separate.
2) Arrange leaves fully around each flower and glue on. You can also arrange the leaves around the perimeter of the form first and then add the flowers. The flower bunches I got were pretty big, so I just purchased a bunch of leaves for filling in.
3) Hot glue the flowers directly onto the wood form beginning with the inner space and working your way out and around. Fill in spaces with leaves, buds or smaller flowers.
4) Make a bow. I usually like big bows so I use wide ribbon and wrap about four loops and tie off with a piece of craft wire or raffia and add a flower or buds to the center. Tie the bow (or glue) to your wreath’s top part, bottom or side.
Tip: You can also purchase wire forms, but these require hot-gluing pieces of wire to the flowers, or wrapping them with floral tape and tying onto the form. Styrofoam forms are also nice, but you need styrofoam glue or you’ll melt holes in the form. Plastic and wood forms are the easiest, I think.
GRAB SOME HOT CIDER AND HAPPY DECORATING!!