9/27/11

tutorial: fall wreath

It is officially fall now. Finally. I am so happy summer has passed and winter is coming.

To celebrate, I made a fall wreath to hang on our front door. I love the combo of leaves, burlap, and glitter. An odd combination really, but it works.



Here's a little rundown on how to make one of your own.

Gather your supplies. You will need: 

-a wreath
-fake leaves (I bought one of those garlands on sale for $4.99 and cut the leaves off of it)
-burlap cut into 2"x6" strips
-hot glue
-a monogram covered in glitter (chipboard monogram from Hobby Lobby, glitter by Martha Stewart)

Start by making your burlap strips into loops by hot gluing the ends together. 


Start layering your pieces on, starting from the outside and working in. 




Once you get to the middle, make a little background for the monogram to sit on. I did this by gluing three burlap loops together and placing the monogram on top.



That's it. It was easy, cheap, and quick to make. I made one for me and one for my sister (which is why you see an "M" and a "B"). 



Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas wreaths? Yes? Yes. Ok.

30 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love the glitter on the monogram. :)
    I'd be so excited if you would link this to my door decor challenge!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/falling-for-crafts-challenge-3-door.html

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  2. So pretty! I love the tough of burlap!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Okay...I have an empty wreath sitting around waiting for me to decorate it...but I haven't yet! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. This is SO pretty! I love the glittery monogram!

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  5. Allison, I just saw your post on Show Me What Ya Got. LOVE the monogram wreath!! Such a cute idea! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

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  6. That's adorable! I really love it . . . sometimes wreaths go a little overboard, for me, but this is so perfect--cute, seasonal, personal, but still simple and pretty. Love it!

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  7. Oh, I love it! I've been looking for some inspiration for my front door Fall wreath...think I found it!

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  8. This turned out lovely! I love the simplicity but the stunning effect. Would love to have you link this up to the Scatter Girls Fall Porch Link Up Party- going on right now! http://scattergirls.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-porch-linky-party.html

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  9. Very nice! I pinned this one and will have to give it a try. great tutorial!

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  10. What a beautiful way to welcome guests this Autumn!

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  11. This wreath is beautiful....and I'm really picky about wreaths!!!

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  12. I LOVE your wreaths! The glittery monogram is such a fun little touch. Just beautiful!

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  13. This is very cute! I featured it on my blog today as part of my Friday Favorites. Come over and check it out :) Happy Friday to you.

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  14. It is never too early to think ahead when it come to crafting:>

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  15. Lovelovelove it - made one and linked your tutorial to my blog! Thanks for the inspiration! Keep it up! Us uncreative folk need your help!

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  17. I love the contrast of the grapevine wreath, burlap and glittered letter! And I'm definitely in on any project that involves a monogram! Great wreath! I'd love if you would link up to our Fall Wreath Craft Party this month!

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  18. I'm new to projects...what kind of glitter did you use for the letter? I went to Michael's today and was very lost.

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  19. Aileen - I used Martha Stewart glitter. They carry it at Michael's but it is a but pricey. I would use a 40% off coupon on it. Hope this helps you :)

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  20. Allison, this is cute and I have everything to make it, except for the C which I can pick up at Wally World. Hooray! Planning on changing out my Halloween wreath Tuesday and making one as pretty as yours!

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  21. Love the simplicity of your wreath. very pretty.

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  22. Ooh!! I love this!!! The wreath I linked up at CSI is a M wreath too! ;) Love the look of the different elements! Very eye catching!

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  23. Very cute! I made a wreath that looks very similar. I think I like yours better or course!

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  24. I saw someone pin this and I had to check it out. So pretty! The burlap loops are great because I am horrible at making bows. Totally doing this soon!

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  25. very cute!!~awesome step by step instructions~thank you so much~

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  26. this is so lovely! I am officially inspired to bust out the glue gun... Thank you!

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  27. This is so pretty and it seems like anyone can do this if they have a glue gun:) Just my style:) I shared your tutorial on my fanpage at www.facebook.com/eljahb . I am the owner of Eljah*B on Etsy, and I feature tutorials on Tuesday. Thank you for providing such great visuals and instructions. I can't wait to make one for my door! I invite you to stop by my shop as well: www.eljahb.etsy.com
    Blessings!

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