Hi! It’s Gergana again from Lissana's Fairy Land. I can’t believe we made it to the Fall already! Now it’s time to celebrate it with a DIY wreath. It is such an easy and fun to make little project that can be a perfect autumn decoration for your home. It will take you only 30 min to make once you have the materials handy. Let’s start!
- Some yarns from your stash, preferably with high wool content for more natural look
- Some green branches that can be twisted.
First, you need some green branches to make the base of the wreath. I cut mine from our garden but you can use anything you want. You need branches that are easy to twist. Here, I use hazelnut ones but willows would be even better. If you don’t have such option, continue reading and see the tip at the end of this post.
Second, you need to remove the leaves. Tie the branches in a circle to make the wreath. You can make it big or small, whatever suits your taste and your door. Because I wanted to have a natural looking wreath, I used twine as a basic part of it. It is durable and nice to work with. Also, get yourself a helper if you need to. In my case, I needed to get rid of mine instead.
Now for the fun part – choose the order of arranging the yarns. There are no rules here. I wanted something with vivid colors that could be associated with autumn. Also, I had these at home, so I just went through my stash and picked up colors that go well together.
There is no need to tie the ends of each yarn, just overlap the end of the first yarn with the second one and so on. When you reach the starting point tie the thread and hide the end inside the branches. You can add as many thread layers as you want. Also, you can completely cover the base of the wreath. I, however, wanted to give it more rustic look thus, I didn’t cover the branches very precisely. Perfection is not required with the rustic look. Once you are happy with your base, move to the next step – decorations.
Take a look of the next few pictures and see how you can make very easy pompoms without any additional tools. The thicker the yarn the easier the pompom is to make.
Voilà! Actually I made more pompoms than I needed so I left one of them out. Next, attach the pompoms the way you like to your wreath.
Now the only thing left is to decide on where to put your new autumn wreath. Since we have a glass front door and I couldn’t attach the wreath to it, I hang ours on the porch.
Note: If you're not making your own wreath from branches there are some ready-made options for the wreath base. You can use a Styrofoam or wired one. You can also make it from newspaper and make it more stable with spiraling wire around it. There are endless options.
Finally, you can play with the size and with the amount of bunches and pompoms you use. Have fun and enjoy the new season!
If you liked this wreath come see me at my blog to find another autumn variation. I can’t get enough wreaths for my liking lately.