Friday, October 27

MAKE iT | Easy Fall Wreath DIY


I have absolutely LOVED using autumn leaves to decorate my home this year. I've cut dead branches from maple trees to fill an oversized olive jar and I've gathered fallen leaves from around my neighborhood to add some Fall charm to my home. (see Fall Home Tour)

Today, I thought I'd share the simple Fall wreath I made. I love how it turned out and figured if you are looking for an easy DIY project this weekend...well then look no further.  tutorial below





SUPPLIES NEEDED:
1 - grapevine wreath - found this one on Amazon but I'm sure you could find one for a lot less at
                                 JoAnn's, Michael's or Hobby Lobby - use your 40% or 50% off coupon! *wink*
1 -  armful of fall leaves in various sizes and colors - I collected mine from around the neighborhood
1 - faux bundle of wispy wheat - here's what I used
1 - hot glue gun
1 - pair of scissors (to trim the wispy wheat)

INSTRUCTIONS
Heat up your glue gun. Lay your grapevine wreath on a flat surface and start laying your fall leaves in random patterns around the wreath to figure out your spacing before you start gluing. Once you have a pretty good idea of how you want the leaves arranged, add a small dab of hot glue to the back of each leaf and secure to wreath. Once all of the leaves are in place, trim your wispy wheat with a pair of scissors and tuck the stems into the wreath, in between the leaves. No need for hot gluing these if you push them down deep enough. The grapevines will hold them in place. 

Design tips: 
(1) Be sure to allow some of the leaves to lay on the inner and outer sides of the wreath so it gives your finished wreath more dimension.  

(2) Stand your wreath up after you've got most of the leaves glued on. This will provide you with a better view of what it will look like when it's actually hanging and will help with placement of the remaining leaves. 

(3) When gathering leaves, don't shy away from the "imperfect" ones. The rips, holes, curls and discoloration adds to the authenticity of your fall wreath. 




Loving how this looks on our front door.
I crave simplicity and this was so perfect for me this year.

Hope you love it too and will try it out!!

xoxo,
Jess

KEEPiNG iT REAL
This wreath is so easy to make Ella made one for her bedroom door. In fact, we made hers first. *wink*

Looking forward to spending the day with a sweet friend and her mom on Saturday.
She's taking me around to all of her favorite "hunt + gather" spots. I'll be sharing bits and pieces of the day on Instagram stories. Follow along!!

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