I love doing crafts! It's something that I find so fun and relaxing. Now that it's officially "off season" I have lots more time to do them and blog what I've been working on!
Back in October, the ladies ministry at our church had a craft night to make fall wreaths! So I went to Pinterest and found this cute, natural fall wreath. I gathered acorns, pinecones, various nuts, and other natural materials to glue onto my wreath form. I decided not to do the bows like the one online. I like the more natural, simple look.
It was a really simple project! You just gather all your resources and then hot glue them onto your wreath form.
I think it looks so good on our front door!
The nice thing about this wreath is that it's so simple it can be used for both fall and winter! I even think it looks great with our Christmas doormat!
Because this project was just so simple, I didn't take pictures of each step. But you basically just start with a hay wreath form and glue whatever items you want to it!
The tutorial I found on Pinterest [was in Russian! and] said to use a styrofoam wreath form. Styrofoam has a tendency to shatter when it's dropped or so I found out the hard way! I actually made 2 of these wreaths. One with styrofoam and one with hay. The styrofoam wreath fell and shattered into 4 pieces. I did end up gluing them back together, but the wreath wasn't strong enough to hang at that point. So I decided to make another to actually hang.
I couldn't just throw out the old one. I put a lot of time and even pain into that wreath! (Hot glue gun burn! So painful!) And I just couldn't throw it away. So I decided to just sit it on the top of one of my bookcases for now. I actually like it there. It helps add depth and a natural element to the shelves. And with the other wreath outside, it gives a little bit of an overall theme of the holiday decor which I like as well. Haha.
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I am very eager to start decorating for Christmas! It is by far my favorite time of the year and I can't wait to share all the fun crafts I have planned! Have a wonderful weekend!