DIY Fall Wreath

I’ve been wanting to make a Fall wreath for a while, so this last weekend I went to Joann’s and finally made it happen.

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I’m going to be honest – I sort of didn’t know what I was doing when making this wreath. I make a wreath out of branches from our Christmas tree every year, but it’s sort of hard to mess that up. You just buy a wire wreath, wrap wire around the branches and voilà – it’s a wreath. Picking out different faux stems to make this Fall wreath proved harder than I expected. In the end I think I could have had more of the stems that look like hay, but for a first attempt, I’m content.

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You’ll need a grapevine wreath, thin wire (I got mine with a built-in wire cutter at Joann’s), and various faux stems that look interesting  to you (I got these at Joann’s too when they were 70% off).

I started with the least interesting stems first. In this case, the ones that look like hay.

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I pulled them apart and placed the stems evenly around the wreath.

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Once 2/3 of the hay stems (I left 1/3 for filling in later) were in place, I wrapped wire around them and the wreath to keep them all in place.

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Then I did the same thing with the knobby stems.

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Then I did the same thing with the orange stems. I started out by having these only in the bottom 1/3 because I thought I would like the asymmetry.

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I hung the wreath up in our sunroom and decided I didn’t like the orange placed all together.

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So I spaced the orange stems evenly around the wreath while it was hanging up, and that’s how it stayed.

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It’s a fun spot of color in our sunroom, and I’m hoping it will store well so I can pull it out to hang up next year as well.

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