Friday, October 8th

Autumn Wreath Tutorial

October 8, 2010

Enjoy autumn's glory.

To decorate for the changing of seasons, the children and I made an autumnal wreath. Here’s how we made ours together.

What you’ll need

Gather your supplies.

First, you’ll need silk autumn leaves (multiple sizes look best), a straw wreath and some floral wire from the hobby store. Just in case you can’t find them locally, here’s some Silk Maple Leaves on Amazon. You’ll also need some fabric glue and a low-temp glue gun.

Do a little prep

Leave the straw wreath wrapped up in the plastic to keep things clean. Have the child(ren) sort the leaves according to size while your glue gun is heating up. It’s now time to attach a hanging loop made of the floral wire. Wrap the wire around the wreath, leave a bit of extra at the top and tie the ends together. If you wish, you can use the glue gun to tack the wires down and seal off the ends.

Let’s get creative!

Carefully, start attaching the large leaves with the glue gun. You’ll be working your way around the wreath overlapping each layer with the one prior. I think the picture shows this better:

Autumn leaves attaching to the wreath.

After you’ve got the first layer down, it’s time to involve the children again. Give them the fabric glue and the remaining leaves. I showed Bradyn and Alyson how to layer the leaves on and let them go crazy. Because the plastic around the straw is covered by the glue-gunned leaves, the fabric glue will work wonderfully.

Use the floral wire loop to hang your wreath on your door, the wall or wherever you wish. I love using the 3M Command Hooks for projects like this. Here’s our finished project:

Autumn wreath.

If you make one, plan to make one or have any questions – I love reading your comments!

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Ginger Oct 14

Very simple yet stunning! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!
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Pamela Oct 15

This is so quintessential fall. So pretty and you will remember creating this with your kids for years. Thank you for linking this to my Motivated Monday party at Becolorful.
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Julie Oct 16

Thank you both for visiting and hosting the link parties! ♥ Julie

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Very pretty! Thanks for joining our party this week!
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