Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall wreath

Can you believe I don't think I've ever made a wreath before? Well I decided it was about time I did. I love all the wreaths that I've seen on other blogs and all over Pinterest. Have you seen the coffee filter wreaths? or what about the burlap wreaths? Well I didn't have either of those on hand but I did have brown kraft paper and brown paper sacks leftover from the Craft Party so that's what I used.
Brown paper bags or brown kraft paper*
Flower shaped punch
Hot glue
Foam wreath form
Ribbon(to hang)
*This would probably look good in other colors.

Punch a bunch (probably just shy of a million) flowers from brown craft paper and paper sacks.
What I had in mind to use was a scalloped circle punch, but I don't have one and didn't want the fuss of cutting a million pieces on the Cricut. So I used the flower shape that I had, it's scallop-y and worked just fine.
Place the end of a pen or pencil in the center of the flower and scrunch the flower to the pen.
Add a dab of hot glue to the paper then press it to the foam form.

Really scrunch and shove those flowers together and fluff after the glue has set to hide any signs of white foam underneath.
Doesn't kinda look like dried hydrangea? It really was that easy, just time consuming. This project took way longer than I had thought it would. At least 3 naptimes and extra "free time."

These are the best pictures I have and yes it is dark outside. I finally hung the wreath from our porch light this week and was so excited it was done and up that I took pictures right away so I wouldn't forget but totally meant to take pictures today during the day. Well I forgot to get the day time pictures. My porch and house could use some more fall decor so I'd better get busy crafting! Maybe I'll get better pictures when I add more fall goodies.

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  1. Oh my...I love your wreath. It looks like a lot of work but turned out gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  2. Wow! I think your wreath is just amazing. Love that you just let it speak for itself and didn't decorate it up. It's so beautiful just the way it is.

  3. Your wreath is absolutely gorgeous!! Wow!! Great job!

    Found you from the linkup. Newest follower!


  4. Nice, it turned out SO pretty! I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says...' and share your great ideas at the Saturday link party (runs until Tuesday night...tonight!) I hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com