As soon as the leaves start to change, I usually get into a nice fall decorating mood. The colors are all just so beautiful and inspiring. I wanted something to decorate my front entrance with, but I could not find anything that I liked. The next best solution would be to make it myself!
All you need for this craft are:
- Foam wreath base
- Twine (can be found much cheaper in the hardware store than a crafts store!)
- Pine cones
- Twigs or sticks
- Leaves (I used artificial ones but real ones can be used too)
- Decorative wired ribbon (two different patterns or contrasting colors)
- Any other decorations you might like
- Hot glue gun and glue
First start gluing your twine onto your wreath by twisting it around your foam base. I made a glue dot every 1/2″ to 1″inch. You don’t want to have the twine moving loosely around. It should be firm and tight. When you are done with this step, it should look something like this:
Next, you will want to start adding your decorations to the center of the base. First I liberally glued my faux leaves on. make sure they are secure! Next, arrange your pine cones and then glue them securely. They are much heavier and require a lot more glue! Now your wreath should look similar to this:
For the final step, make two bows out of both kinds of ribbon. One big bow for the base that is also tied directly onto your wreath, and then a smaller bow to tie onto the bigger bow. Layered bows always look the fanciest and most decorative! To finish off the look curl your bow ends as you like. I usually use a pencil to do this, but depending on the look I’m going for I may use something bigger. It might sound funny, but even an unplugged hair curler might be useful for this!