DIY Fall Wreath - Pumpkins, acorns, pinecones, and sunflowers. Craft Tutorial Instructions

Make this fall wreath for your home!

This is the perfect way to spice up your home this fall! This wreath is super easy to make, and only cost a few bucks. The grapevine wreath I found at a thrift store, however ones similar to these can be purchased at most craft stores.

Lets get your supplies together!

My sister sent me a box of acorns from Texas last Christmas, which make the perfect addition to this wreath! Faux ones can be purchased at craft stores. The pinecones are from my yard. Everything else came from the Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

You can improvise here quite a bit. I purchased two big sunflowers and an assortment of wheat or barley looking bundles, as well as a small faux pumpkin and a gourd. You will also need a pair of scissors, a hot glue gun, some burlap, and some twine, such as jute twine or something similar.

Don't forget your cat! This is a very important step in the process, your wreath may not turn out correctly if your cat is not there to oversee the process.

To get started, begin attaching the foliage to the wreath, up the sides. I put more amounts on the right side, and less on the left. Most foliage you purchase at craft stores have long stems, and can easily be "woven" into the wreath itself. If you have places that need to to lay a certain way, simply use a small bit of twine to secure to the wreath.

On the right side, secure your pumpkin and gourd. You can use hot glue here if necessary. Place them right at the bottom of the foliage on the right side of the wreath. Next you can attach your sunflowers, just above the gourds, leaving enough room between the two flowers for a pinecone. The flowers I used had long stems and I was able to push and shimmy them into the wreath.
After the flowers, randomly glue acorns to the wreath. I put a bunch on the bottom and a few up the sides. Remember to protect your table from the hot glue! I used a board.
Glue one pinecone between the two flowers, and one on the opposite side of the wreath.

For the finishing touch, I made a large bow out of burlap. Bows are much easier than you think. You'll need a length of burlap approximately 30 inches long.

To begin your bow, fold the ends over each other like so.

Then place your thumb on the bottom side of the bow between the two ends, and your fingers on the top in the middle, and pinch together.

Wrap twine around the center to secure.

Secure twine with a knot on the back of the bow.

Flip your bow back over and play with it a bit to get it to the right shape. Glue with hot glue to the top of the wreath.

I also made a much smaller bow with burlap, using the same method above, and glued it to the bottom of the wreath.

All you have left to do no is to attach some twine to the back of your wreath for hanging, and you're finished! Enjoy your wreath!


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