Fall Wreath

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I know we all love summer and summer is so amazing, the sun, the heat, the activities – I totally get it. But I am really looking forward to fall! Fall here is fleeting, we quickly have to hunker down for 7 months of burtal winter so we have to make the most of it. I am in love with all the things fall brings; sweaters, boots, pumpkin, colourful leaves, cool evenings, fall crafts and I’m so excited for all the fall baking I could cry! My first project to welcome Fall is this wreath! I was inspired by a wreath I saw on pinterest and then went to town buying out Michaels in preparation. It is so simple to do and underneath all the pretty stuff is mostly just a pound of glue. I usually do a wreath every fall, spring and Christmas but the fall one is always my favourite. I like doing seasonal wreaths because you can be so creative and do basically whatever you want.

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Get all your supplies ready, and lay down the newspaper like your Mom used to do every time you wanted to craft as a kid! The only slightly tough parts for this wreath were the wooden letter and the burlap bow. Paint your letter first before you do any of the wreath. I did basic orange as the base (two coats) then dotted the yellow with a small, rounded sponge.

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Any all surface acrylic paint will do. I let it fully dry between coats and before dabbing the yellow and adding it to the wreath. The only other part that was a little challenging was the burlap bow. I tied it so it was in a double bow and left a long tail which I ended up cutting shorter when I was planning out the flower placement. I tied the bow with a brown pipecleaner and glued a flower on top to camouflage that.

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Once I had the bow secured on I went to work on the flower placement. There is really no trick to their placement I just lay them all out before I glue them in so I can try different patterns. I honestly glue the crap out of the “stems” of the flowers and squish them in between the branches of the wreath.

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Do whatever kind of combo you like, I added the wooden M last once all the paint was dried and used a ton of hot glue to get it secure. You`re ready to welcome fall to your front door! Good Luck!

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