Two things I (finally) wanted to learn while back in the States this year is calligraphy and how to make a wreath. I’m happy to report I’ve started in on both of them! I think this wreath is about as basic as they come, so you can just humor me as I share how other non-crafters like myself can make one, too 🙂
There is no shortage of pine and redwood trees where we live and we have a huge sage bush in our front yard with some lavender that I planted this summer, so there’s plenty to forage while I learn how to make wreaths and give them as gifts.
I followed these very helpful and detailed instructions from Oh Happy Day, my Mom showed me what supplies to buy at Michael’s and then to my surprise, this was actually easy to do! If you are a total wreath-making, crafting novice like me, here are the steps to make a basic fresh wreath at home:
Directions are thanks to Oh Happy Day:
2. Cut the branches into workable sections, about 5-6 inches in length.
3. Gather two sections of pine and one of redwood and hold together at the base.
4. Hold the section up to the wreath form and wrap 2-3 times with the wire until secure.
5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 but when attaching the branch sections, cover up the wire of the previous section.
6. Continue until the wreath form is covered. For the last step push aside the branches while wiring on the last section, then pull the branches back into place to cover the wire.
7. After the form is covered, tuck and pull the sections on the wreath to make them how you want. Tuck in or clip an unruly branch as desired.
Michael’s always has coupons (you can get them online), so with that plus my foraged greens, the total cost of my wreath came out to $2!
Some other Fall-ish inspiration:
Beautiful & Simple Autumn table settings from Heather Bullard
What To Cook Tonight’s Amazing Recipes by my sweet friend Sophie
25 Yummy Pumpkin Recipes by Sadierae + Co
Styling the Classic Trench by my beautiful friend Anna
Hope Engaged – just all around one of my favorites
This & this has nothing to do with Fall, but Cam and I die laughing every time we watch
Thankful Placemats by Oh My Deer