Tuesday, September 18, 2012

DIY Fall Wreath

Hello friends! I pinned this wreath a few weeks back and I had high hopes of attempting a similar version of my own. Things started off well enough but I realized that the whole dream catcher idea was not going to work as well with the supplies I had on hand, though I hope to try it later still. All supplies have come from St. Vinny's thrift store at one time or another. 

What you'll need: 
1. embroidery hoop ($2)
2. crocheted doily    ($2)
3. wool                    (huge back of varied colors for $2)
4. silk flowers          (50 cents per bunch - I bought 4)
5. hot glue gun
How it happens:
1. With some help from my sister and my niece, we tied the edges of the crocheted star to the inner hoop (with wool) and together pulled the outer hoop around it, stretched the doily until it looked right and tightened the screw to keep things in place. 
2. I purchased these silk flowers for 50 cents a bunch. Such a steal and perfect for wreath making. Just pop the flowers off of their stems and place them in a pretty pile. 
3. I started arranging them around a corner of the hoop to get an idea of what might look good but they would not stay in place, so I gave up on that and just winged it. 
4. Then I hot glued the flowers, placing the 3 red roses equally apart and moving in from there. 
And tada! A floral wreath in the deeper, burnt out colors of fall. By the way, here's my spring wreath which is similar, just daintier.

I found inspiration from these flowers, fresh from the farmer's market.


  1. Wow, beautiful! I would love to take the doilie and perhaps use some fall colored flowers and you could switch them out to match the season! Oh, so cute!

  2. I love this! The colors of your flowers are gorgeous! Pop a spider in the mix and you have a pretty Halloween-ish wreath! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thank you both! And I definitely will add a spider for Halloween, that's perfect! :)

  4. when I first looked at your project I was worried about having try and make the doily~ then kept reading and was like thank god! I love this idea! I am running out today and buying for fall!! thank you!!


Thanks for reading!
xx Kirsty

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