The temperature has dropped outside and most of the garden has been tucked in for the winter ahead. It’s time to pull out the grapevine wreaths and head over to favorite DIY stores to get your ‘crafty’ ON! Today I’m sharing my Autumn themed wreath I put together in under 20 minutes for around $20.
Shopping and Tweeting at Hobby Lobby
Saturday morning I headed out to my local craft store to get inspired by what was available in the seasonal department for my project. I wasn’t completely clueless… I knew I wanted to spin off of the sunflower theme I had going in the kitchen. My project for the day was to create a wreath to go on the fireplace that will match my interior and be a warm reminder of the summer garden.
The wreath in the Tweet above totally caught my eye … obviously, it is the only one I actually tweeted while shopping! This one was priced at $89 and an additional 50% off. I just knew I could create my own wreath with colors that matched my home for less.
The burlap bow has NOTHING to do with the project I’m doing only I had to share it because I love using that material in home decor during the Holiday season. Be sure to check out the Hobby Lobby APP for your mobile phone. There is almost ALWAYS a 40% off coupon that you can use in the store from your mobile phone.
How To Create an Autumn Themed Wreath
Creating a themed wreath is super easy with help from your local craft store. I recycled a wreath from a wreath I had created in the spring. If you use wire to attach the leaves and silks rather than hot glue you an easily reuse items.
You will need :
- 1 bunch of silk flowers ( with at least six steams attached)
- 1 bunch of silk leaves
- 8 assorted foam pumpkins and gourds
- floral wire ( 22 gauge )
I reused a grapevine wreath I had in storage.
I found these cute little foam pumpkins that were a real deal. 12 in the box for under $4. Now to figure out how to attach them to the wreath without hot glue.
I share on Instagram my dilemma and a few of my crafty floral friends shared that I could most likely push wire through it. GUESS WHAT … it worked!
Next to be attached on to the wreath after the leave branches is the sunflower steams. Be sure to angle the wire at the top near the bloom.
I love love the burgundy sunflowers I found at Hobby Lobby. They remind me of the burgundy blooms I grew in my garden this year. This is the best way (besides a photo) that I can enjoy the sunflowers indoors.
It only took me about 20 minutes to cut the flower steams from the bunches and arrange them onto the grapevine wreath. The little gold gourds and pumpkins went on the wreath super easy.
Here it is …. add a string of white lights on the mantel with an assortment of pumpkins and gourds and I’m ready for Thanksgiving.
Looking for more fun DIY Wreaths you can make? Be sure to click over to 50 Amazing Fall Wreaths .
I can’t wait to share my Thanksgiving table decorating ideas later this week. I will be using more pumpkins, gourds and a few other reminders from the garden past. Thank you for stopping by my site! – Bren