Fall Wreath DIY

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Vineyard Vines Dress c/o

 

It’s Getting Festive!

A few weekends ago I was in a creative rut, like a serious one. I totally HIT A WALL, and realized that I needed to get out of the house and do something creative with my hands, and thats when I found myself at Micheal’s. We had a Micheal’s store open up by our house over a year ago and I had yet to visit… I know, embarrassing!

As soon as I stepped foot in the door I kicked myself for not coming in sooner. It was just what I needed to get out of my rut. I went into the store not knowing what I would make, and ended up walking out with a cart FULL of Fall goodness on a mission to create my first ever DIY wreath. 

My Aunt, Mother-in- Law, and Grandmother are all seasoned wreath makers and I have seen them do it for years, but never tried it out for myself! I was a little nervous at first, not really knowing what I was doing, but by the end I decided I would go into wreath making as a full time job because I was legitimately so good at it! Ha! When in all reality, it’s super easy, and you too can become Martha Stewart in an afternoon!

So wether you are in a creative rut or you are in need of a little DIY Fall-ness in your life, this post is for you!

 

Here’s What You Need:

1. Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks 

2. A Plain Grapevine Wreath 

3. Your Choice of Dried Flowers 

4. Wire Cutters 

 

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Step 1

Come up with a plan! This might include your color schemes, favorite greens and flowers..etc.. I knew I wanted my wreath to be really full, so I picked stemmed berries in 3 different colors, red peonies to match our red door, and metallic gold leaves for a touch of sparkle. I also didn’t want there to be a specific direction for the flowers, I wanted it to look a little more organic!

 

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Step 2

So as soon as I figured that out, I laid out a few pieces in a pattern that I thought might work. Once I confirmed the pattern I cut all of my stems short enough to fit inside the wreath! 

 

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Step 3

Now that I had all my pieces cut, I put a dot of hot glue on the stems and one by one placed them in the wreath! Don’t be nervous, you can move them around while the glue is still hot, so just go for it!

At first I was a little worried about my pattern, but once I really got a good chunk of the berries added it started to come together… so don’t be concerned at the beginning, enjoy the process!

 

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Step 4

Next, I placed my statement flowers, the red peonies. I wanted their placement to seem natural as well, so I altered the angle of each one as I fastened them in.

 

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Step 5

Lastly, it was time for the sparkle! I cut the the metallic leaves apart to add in just a little sparkle here and there! I love the touch of glam it added to the wreath!  

 

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Step 6

Now that you are a Martha Stewart wreath genius, go show off your gorgeous handy-work! 

Spoiler alert, everyone I know is getting a handmade wreath for Christmas, it’s my new favorite hobby. 

P.S. Tag me and let me know if you try it out, I’d dying to see your handiwork! 

 

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Vineyard Vines Dress  c/o // Booties (similar & on sale!) // Pottery Barn Chairs & Pillows (both on sale!)// Barn Light Sconces

 

 

This is not a sponsored post. All supplies were purchased from Micheal’s

Photographed by: Danielle Nichol Photography 

 

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4 Comments

  1. October 18, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    This is stunning, can’t wait to make mine!

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      October 18, 2016 / 2:54 pm

      I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  2. May 19, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    AS A WREATH MAKER,I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE BEST TO FOLLOW. YOU, SO FAAR, ARE THE BEST. YOUR WREATH IS FULL, AND EASY ON THE EYE.

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      May 23, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you so much, Linda! I hope you’re having a great Tuesday! xx, AB

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