rustic fall wreath.


I hope you are enjoying the fall season so far. I sure am. The cooler temps, pumpkin spice everything + the changing leaves are why it's my favorite time of year. 

I think it's given me an extra push to finally tackle some of the DIY projects I've had on my list forever. Especially a fall wreath for our front door. I saw this idea on Pinterest + it immediately appealed to me for two reasons. One, I already had everything on hand and two, I liked the rustic look of it.

Here's how you can make your own.

You'll need: 

  • 30-40 small branches/twigs
  • Twine
  • Cardboard Circle (I cut mine from a cereal box but I HIGHLY recommend using a sturdier cardboard because I had to reinforce it after the glue dried) 
  • Felt in the color of your choosing
  • Industrial glue or hot glue gun

Start by wrapping the twine around the cardboard circle. I suggest using a thicker + more natural twine than what's pictured. I didn't have any brown twine so I just used what I had on hand. Oh and make sure to wrap the ENTIRE circle. I didn't have enough to cover mine completely. This is where my frugality caused my wreath to suffer.


Next, trace small circles onto your felt for the flowers. (I just used an old CD). You can make as many flowers as you'd like + you can also make them different sizes. Just cut bigger circles for bigger flowers and vice versa. When you're finished, cut your circles into spirals as shown below.


Once you have all your spirals, start forming them into flowers. Pinch the center and just keep wrapping around. (*note: I used tacky glue about every inch to help keep them in place) 


Using the industrial glue or hot glue gun, glue each branch (in no particular order) onto your cardboard/twine circle. My branches didn't seem to want to stick but I just piled on the glue and then put my husband's heavy toolbox on top and let it dry overnight.  

Then glue on your flowers and you're done! 


For it being a completely free project, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. 

What DIY project are you hoping to tackle next?

Happy Tuesday!