This is the time of year I have a hard time deciding whether I should pull out all of the Halloween decor or just settle for a few fall items. I’m opting for fall and the hope for cooler temperatures to go with it!
Periodically I feel the need for a new wreath. I’ve been a little obsessed with the burlap bubble wreaths that keep popping up everywhere. They are just stunning and so diverse as to how they can be decorated. Old Time Pottery has several examples of these types of wreaths floating around their stores. I took a peek at one to figure out how it was made and couldn’t believe how simple it was! So naturally I decided to try to make one and give it a fall theme.
I found the most amazing gold leaf pumpkins and gourds (the gold trend is still going strong!) at Old Time Pottery to be the main focus of the wreath.
And, bonus, this project is a twofer! There are plenty of supplies leftover from the wreath to create a great fall centerpiece.
Square wreath frame ($2.99)
5″ burlap ribbon ($7.99)
Brown ribbon ($6.88)
6″ chicken wire hurricane ($8.99)
Gold tinsel stems ($1.49)
2 bags of crackle pumpkins ($6.99 each)
Assorted fall bushes ($3.49-$6.99)
Other supplies needed:
Scissors, wire cutters, hot glue gun
Cut 9 of the gold tinsel stems into ~1 1/2″ pieces using the wire cutters. You should be able to get 6 pieces per stem.
Gather the end of the burlap ribbon and place it in the corner of the wreath frame. Attach it to the frame by wrapping the burlap with a piece of the cut tinsel stem. “Bubble” up the burlap then gather and attach the next section of ribbon with a tinsel stem. Continue on around the wreath frame.
Start with the middle row of the wreath frame. Next fill out the outside of the frame, creating the “bubbles” adjacent to the bubbles in the middle row. Finish by filling out the interior of the frame, bubbling as you did the outer row of the frame.
Cut off a long strip of then brown ribbon and tie one end to the back of the frame. Thread the ribbon through the wreath between the bubbles to cover the gold tinsel.
Cut stems from the floral bushes and begin laying them on the wreath to get an idea of placement. Place the tallest stems in the back. Once you know how you want to the stems to look, go back and hot glue them in place.
To attach the pumpkins and gourds, stick a tinsel stem through the base then add a dot of hot glue where the stem and gourd meet to be sure the stem won’t come out. Place the pumpkins on the wreath, pushing the stems through to the back of the wreath then wrap the stems around the frame to hold in place.
Tie a loop of the brown ribbon to the frame in the back of the wreath for hanging.
I’m loving this look of a frame within a frame for the my fall mantel.
There will be several stems left over from the wreath perfect for creating a vase centerpiece. To avoid seeing all of the fake stems in the chicken wire hurricane, place a length of the burlap ribbon inside the glass. Arrange the leftover stems in to the hurricane.
The gold leaf pumpkins and gourds can also be incorporated into the centerpiece by turning them into picks as we did with the wreath (insert the tinsel stems into the bottom).
The hurricane comes with raffia wrapped around the top, but I chose to remove it and tie on a bow with the brown ribbon.
And there we a beautiful fall centerpiece for only the extra cost of the vase!
You can find several of the items used for these projects on sale starting tomorrow, September 18th as part of the Fall into Savings Sale!
Happy fall, y’all!