rustic fall wreath.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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) 

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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! 

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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!