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Topic: Fall/ Autumn Wreath Tutorial  (Read 7606 times)
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« on: September 10, 2011 09:18:47 PM »

After seeing this beautiful wreath on Pintrest (by Itz Fitz), I just KNEW I had to make one for my new apartment.  We live on one of the top floors of our building and every. door. is. the. same.  No color, no personality, just plain purple doors.

I havent crafted anything lately and my hands were-a itchin.  Its (almost) fall so what better way to welcome in the season that with a fall-themed wreath.

A (not-so-quick) trip to Pat Catans and I came home with the supplies for my wreath:
  • 12″ foam wreath form
  • Two little bunches of fake flowers orange and yellow
  • One bunch of brown bally things
  • About 2 dozen Straight Pins
  • One skein of brown yarn (I used 100% wool Vickie Howell Yarn because it was kinda fuzzy and I liked the fuzz)

I didnt take a lot of pictures of the process, but its pretty self explanatory.  Simple instructions follow.

Wreath How-to Directions

1.  Pin the end of you yarn to your wreath then begin to wrap yarn over the tail to hide it. (Tip:  I found by making a small knot then sticking a pin through the knot made the yarn stay on the wreath better than just sticking a pin through a normal piece.)

2.  Continue winding around the wreath until your entire wreath is covered.  I found it easiest to wind the yarn around about 10 times then push the yarn down with my hands to keep it nice and tight.

3.  Once your wreath is covered, you can decide what youd like to put on it.  I got fake flowers and pulled the green plastic stuff off them and just stuck them on with my straight pins.  I even added in some brown bally-things which I think look nice.  Again, just break apart and pin those babies down.

Continue adding things to the side of your wreath until its exactly what you want.

And there you have it!  Your very own autumn/ fall wreath.  I really enjoyed making this wreath.   I fulfilled my crafty need AND have a beautiful fall wreath for my apartment door.  I hope it brings some cheer to the people passing outside our door.  Win-win-win.

I hope you enjoy it! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011 09:29:46 PM »

Looks great but I don't think I could use yarn like that. I'd get half way through wrapping and decide it would look cuter as an acorn plush or a squirrel or something.. I could do ribbon though, that could look nice. Great idea Smiley

« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011 10:20:13 PM »

I really like how you used the fake flowers and how they really accented the brown you picked. Love it. I can't wait to try.

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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011 06:51:49 AM »

Seen a lot of these lately, but yours really is elegant looking. Thank you for the tutorial, too. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011 08:04:26 PM »

Seen a lot of these lately, but yours really is elegant looking. Thank you for the tutorial, too. Smiley

I know - they're the new hot thing, ha, but I think they're pretty cute.  Every time I open the door to my apartment, I can't help but smile.  Smiley

You should try one out and give it your own spin!

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011 10:45:30 AM »

Wow, this is really great!!  I wish I had 2 doors to display so I could do something like this!

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012 02:17:01 PM »

Lovey!  Super cute!  I'm going to have to give this one a go.  Thanks so much for sharing!

« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2012 02:23:50 PM »

I made a yarn and felt wreath (that I found on Pinterest)  I hotglued the end of the yarn in place to secure it Wink

« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012 06:07:48 AM »

I love this! I have a new house and I will be making one for my door and maybe even to hang in the big window to the back yard!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012 04:06:05 PM »

Very inviting!  I featured this on our Project of the Week email this week.

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