As part of my current project, an apartment entryway makeover, I decided to make a fall wreath. I was curious how cheaply I could DIY this project.
I contemplated forming my own wreath out of branches and wire, but seeing as this was my first ever wreathing attempt, I took the easy route. For only two bucks I snagged a straw wreath form at Michaels – it was their cheapest wreath. It was a bit messy to work with, but it served its purpose.
Here’s my tray of accessories: pine cones, a fake ear of corn, fall flowers and leaves, and two fall berry garlands.
First I wound the wire garlands around the wreath. Between the kittens attacking the berries and the wires getting stuck on each other, that was definitely the trickiest part. Then I tucked the leaves into the clear plastic thread that bound the straw to the wreath, adding dots of glue for good measure.
Finally, I speared the wreath with the faux flowers which I had cut from their stems. I added an ear of corn – why? Just because I had it laying around. One messy hour later, here’s the finished result!
I thought it needed a bit more “oomph,” so I added a few pinecones. You can’t see them very well, but here’s the pinecone-enhanced version:
And now to brag about the cost. . .
- Straw Wreath Form – $1.99
- Faux Fall Flowers – $1.99 (on sale)
- Fall berry garlands – $2.49
- Fall leaves – Free! (I already owned them.)
- Corn – Free! (I already owned it.)
Thanks to Michaels’ Arts & Crafts, where fall decor is already 60% off, I was able to DIY a fall wreath for under $7.00. Not too shabby! Stay tuned for the apartment-entrance makeover reveal coming [hopefully] next week!
*Despite their valiant attempts at choking on faux berries, no kittens were harmed in the making of this wreath.*