Friday, October 15, 2010

"Plump" Fall Wreath

Yes, I did make another wreath.  I cleaned out my scary closet under the stairs and found oodles of leaves, pine cones, and berries.  The leaves were 88 cent bunches that I bought at Wal-mart when I made my first fall wreath ever six years ago. I had never glued them into the wreath and found them tucked away in a bag.  
Yep, don't be afraid of an ugly old wreath from the thrift store. You can find so many tossed aside wreaths and crafts gone wrong. (I just donated a few I found under the stairs! :)  Just give it a good vacuuming!
Last Christmas I saw many bloggers double up their fake pine wreaths and it made it look so much thicker and fuller.  I found a smaller grapevine to wire into the middle.
I used brown wire to put them together, pulling tightly.
There were a few gaps, so I added some leftover branches that come on the grapevine garlands.
I wired those to the doubled grapevines. The pine cones helped fill in the rest.
The person that owned the large grapevine had wired on a coat hanger.  It actually works really well and blends too. 
I took the brown wire and cut into little pieces to tie the berries onto the wreaths.  I glued the pine cones on after that and tucked the leaves in.  If you want it more permanent, I'm sure you could use wire or picks to add the pine cones and berries. 
I love it on my door...so big...warm and welcoming!

14 comments:

The Hills said...

SOOO pretty!!! It's makin me want to go out and buy all this stuff to make one.we just moved and I dont have anything in my "stash" anymore!! but this looks worth the $$!! Thanks for sharing your ideas!!

JC's Loft said...

GORGEOUS with a captial G! That looks like you bought it in a store!

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

Your wreath looks great! I'm finally ready for fall. It's getting cool and crisp here, it's about time!
love it!
gail

kasthurirajam said...

gorgeous.nice work

Momma Button said...

So very cute! And I love the pinecones....now I'm thinking I may need to add some to mine. Hmmm

Tina said...

it turned out great. I needed that visual to see how you did it. Really appreciate you showing it.
T

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

That is a nice full wreath! Love it!

Emily @ Finding My Aloha said...

Beautiful!

Lyndsey said...

This wreath turned out amazing.. I need to get on the wreath train!! Thanks so much for the super nice comment guys.. it really does mean a lot!! You guys are the coolest ;)

★All Thingz Related★ said...

BeAuTiFuL!!
{*Rebekah*}

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! That is one big and beautiful Fall wreath. Mine is one of the skinny ones that I bought at a craft show a few years ago and looks quite piddly compared to your's. Love your finished 6 year project. :) And the leaves on the candles are so simple and effective. Plus your sweet Pilgrim and turky giveaway, so very cute! Hope you are having a great week. Tammy

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

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pk @ Room Remix said...

It's pretty and I like its "plumpness"! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend...

Sleeves said...


Beautiful!

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