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Crafts: {Autumn Wreath}

White Autumn Wreath, with circles made out of burlap, billy buttons flowers, cotton branch and sparkly tape.

White Autumn Wreath, with circles made out of burlap, billy buttons flowers, cotton branch and sparkly tape.

Fall will be over before we know it, but I am determined to enjoy this season and make the most of it crafting wise ;) Lately I’ve really been into the color white and gold combination. I think is a nice transition from summer’s sunny colors into Fall’s crispier air and golden leaves. This “wreath” I’m sharing with you is a combination of a round piece of wood originally made for making a clock, a few branches and my favorite flowers for fall: billy buttons. I put together a brief tutorial to show you how I made it. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed making this wreath!

autumn_wreath_tutorial011: You will begin with a 18″ circular piece of wood found at Ben Franklin Crafts. Paint this with with two coats of white acrylic paint.

autumn_wreath_tutorial022: I found at Michael’s clearance section a few sheets of burlap stick-ons that worked very well on this piece.

autumn_wreath_tutorial033: Then I started laying out a few branches of billy buttons and figured out I would need a sturdy piece to hold the billy buttons without using any glue. This is a real live plant that you don’t need to water and lasts for very long time. I want to keep it alive as long as I can ;)

autumn_wreath_tutorial044: I had an artificial branch with delicate cotton looking balls I bought specifically for this project. But before gluing these to my wreath, I used sparkly tape to “draw” some lines across the wreath.

White Autumn Wreath, with circles made out of burlap, billy buttons flowers, cotton branch and sparkly tape.

White Autumn Wreath, with circles made out of burlap, billy buttons flowers, cotton branch and sparkly tape.

Once I decided where to lay out my branches and “billy buttons” I glued the artificial branch to the circular piece of wood with E-600 glue. Then I shaped the branch to wrap around the burlap circles. I tied 5 stems of “billy buttons” to make 1 bunch with leather cord and then I tied the bunch of billy buttons to the artificial branch that was already secured with glue.

Finally, I spelled the word “Autumn” with Kraft letter stickers on mini Kraft pennants. I used white leather cord to hang my new wreath and you can see below how it looks on my door.

autumn_wreath_door

Thank you for reading and as always I love hearing from you! I’m listing the materials I used below.*

Materials:

I’m linking to these fab blogs:

Craftberry Bush

One project closer

Craftionary

Tatertots and Jello

I Heart Naptime

The Well Crafted Home

Three Mango Seeds

A night owl create and inspire 

I heart naptime

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