How to make an autumn wreath
Your front door says a lot about you. Show off your personality with a simple, do it yourself wreath. Get ready for the upcoming holidays with this easy festive personalized wreath!
For this project I used:
Dollar tree leaves
Styrofoam ring about 8 inches in diameter
16ss rhinestones in colors Topaz and Sunflower AB
Assorted fall floral and craft small craft pumpkins
This wreath begins the same as my previous post, Rhinestone Autumn Leaf Table Centerpiece. Begin by cutting the leaves off the plastic vine. Decide on a circular arrangement and the size of your centerpiece: I put bigger leaves on the bottom and smaller leaves on top overlapping each other and kept the circumference to about 9 inches around the outside and about 2 inches on the inside. Using a hot glue gun, glue the leaves together beginning with the bottom leaves.
Once the leaves are glued together, decide on how you want the rhinestones. I used Topaz and Sunflower AB which complimented the colors of the leaves. I used the darker color of Topaz on the inside leaves and along the darker colors of the leaves and the Sunflower AB along the lighter.
Following the veins in the leaves, place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestone on a leaf and pick up a rhinestone with tweezers or a wax tipped tool. Gently press a rhinestone into the glue drop. When using E6000, I like to squeeze a bit over a paper plate and use a toothpick to scrape up a bit of glue and apply it.
Continue gluing and then let dry flat for 24 hours.
Using the hot glue gun, squeeze hot glue around the Styrofoam ring and press the leaf ring on. Allow to cool.
To make the bow, leave about 2 inches of ribbon on the one end and make a loop. While holding the end of this loop, continue making loops, bunching the bottom of the loops together until you have 8 loops. Take your craft wire, leaving about 2 inches on the end, and begin wrapping it tightly around the bottom leaving. Cut the wire again leaving about 2 inches of wire. Cut the ribbon leaving about 2 inches on each end.
Attach the bow to the wreath by slipping one end of the wire between the leaves and Styrofoam and the other end around the back twisting both ends of the wire together to secure and tucking the wire ends into the Styrofoam.
If any of your fall floral or pumpkins has wire attached to them, you can slip the wire between the leaves and Styrofoam and secure the end of the wire into the Styrofoam. Any fall craft décor without wires can be attached using a hot glue gun.
Trim your door with this easy to make dazzling autumn wreath throughout the fall season.
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