Ok, so it’s not quite September, not quite fall and beach weather is still here. But, I was ready to start making some new fall decor anyway! I’ve been seeing lots of fall wreaths already and I’ll admit that spurred me into action. This grapevine wreath took less than thirty minutes to put together with supplies I had on hand.
It’s been getting a little bit cooler here in Charleston this week, so I thought it was a great time to start sorting through my fall craft supplies. I found a grapevine wreath, some stems and picks, burlap ribbon and some rolled felt flowers I made last year. I spread it all out on the floor before deciding how my wreath was going to look.
I’m not sure when I bought these stems and picks, but they came in handy for this. Don’t you love it when you find something stashed away that you can now use?
I started by sorting the stems and pulling out the ones I wanted to use. I wanted to see if I could make them secure enough in the wreath without using glue. By weaving them through the grapevine, it worked. After they were secure, I trimmed off the bottom parts of the stems.
I’m not quite ready to pull out the pumpkin decor, but these picks with orange balls are just right for this.
I hot glued felt flowers to the other side of the wreath. I already had these, but making new ones would have only taken a few minutes. To see how I make them, have a look at my rolled fabric flowers. post. I added in a few green foam leaves.
For the center of the wreath, I wanted a large bow. This chevron patterned burlap ribbon is the right color and size for what I had in mind. Making bows like this is pretty simple. Check out my Bows Are Easy post for detailed instructions. I’ve learned that when using multiple layers of burlap, using a pipe cleaner to hold them together works great.
Easy Burlap Bow
I used hot glue to secure the bow to the wreath. I like to use a piece of twine, but the weight of this bow was too heavy for that.
My neighbors may think it’s too early for fall decor to start showing up in the neighborhood, but that’s ok. We know, as bloggers, we are always a few weeks ahead for seasonal decor! Right? I’ll just tell them that all the other bloggers are doing it!
How are you getting ready for fall?
I made this wreath before I decided to go coastal with my fall decor this year. Fortunately, Gloria loved the wreath, so it’s finding a home on her front door and I’ll be making one that goes with my coastal autumn decor.
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