Making a fall wreath...a great little something that the whole family can help with. My little love muffin and I did some leaf collecting mainly from a beautiful chinquapin oak on our street. We also snatched up a couple of acorns for a little extra fall flare, bought an inexpensive grapevine wreath at the local Walmart, used some hot glue and some gold beading wire...and ta-da...a fast fun and inexpensive bit of fall decor!!! Now don't let me fool you...this wasn't all the most lovely of pictures...a 2 year old tantrum resulted in a slew of leaves on the floor, the baby tried to pull down the hot glue gun multiple times as it was sitting on the table...and I made quite the mess...but you only live once and fall only comes but once a year!
Things to remember when creating your wreath:
- putting the leaves in bunches of three is what I thought looked best
- rather than doing a circle of leaves going the same direction...make it look a little more creative with one half going one way and the other half going the other way so that they meet in the middle
- when they meet at the middle you can use leaves in a group of five to round it off or us acorns as a little something fun...I liked adding the gold beading wire for a little bit of a change from the constant earthy tones
- all you will need is: hot glue gun and glue, leaves, wreath, acorns, and beading wire