Autumn is here and what better way to get into the fall season than to make an autumn wreath! I originally got the idea & instructions here, but when I went to Michael's the whispy wreath was a little out of my budget, especially since I wanted to get my hands on all of those fabulous fall stems at 60% off!! And, lucky for me, I found the branch wreath on sale for only $4.99 - what a bargain!
I also purchased some floral wire (22 gauge). The only wire they had at the thickness I wanted was in a huge bundle and green; but I managed to hide the wires in with the foilage when attaching the stems to the wreath.
I finally had a use for my cute mini wire cutters from my jewellry making days, and I started off by cutting all of the branches off the main stems. I then just started to tuck the stems into the branches of the wreath and play around with placement until I was happy with how it looked. I then used the floral wire to keep everything in place.
I loved how my autumn wreath looked, however, something was missing and I knew I wanted to include some mini gourds; so I went back to Michael's to see what I could find. The mesh bag of mini gourds was a bit more than what I wanted to spend, so I ended up buying a small decorative fall stem which included foilage and two small pumpkins for under $2, so I was a happy camper! I just cut the two pumpkins off the stems and placed them into my wreath! Done!
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Do you have a fall wreath for your front door? How do you decorate for fall? I would love to see!
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