Thursday, October 24, 2013

DIY Fall Decor

I was feeling rather crafty last night, and in the spirit of Autumn entertaining, I thought it would be nice to make a welcoming wreath!

A wreath is the perfect decor item to add and change seasonally or more frequently if you so desire. A wreath is the first thing your guests will see when they arrive, it can set a tone for your festivities too! 

To get inspired, I searched for fall wreath ideas on Pinterest. Talk about inspiration overload!

I headed to the craft store and selected a foam ring, some wide burlap ribbon, and an assortment of florals and grasses.

I laid everything out on the floor of one if the aisles to do some visual planning of the layers. I have never made a wreath before and I didn't want to end up with too much or not enough decor.

I knew I wanted to use sunflowers, and the white flowers looked nice against the brown burlap and the yellow sunflowers. I had some leaves with glitter on them, but I decided to swap them for the grasses for more of a rustic natural look.

It was so easy! After I wrapped the foam with the burlap, I hot glued the ends to hold it down, then I once again plotted the arrangement, and got to trimming!

I removed all the flower stems, keeping the reeds and plumes of the grasses but trimming the leaves.

I hot glued everything in layers. Reeds and grasses first, then the daisies, and finally the sunflowers. I toyed with the idea of adding a burlap bow, but didn't. I can always add that later...what do you guys think?

Happy Autum DIY-ing & Decorating!

1 comment:

  1. Pretty! Thanks for sharing your DIY craftiness with us.