Make Your Very Own Fall Wreath
We currently live in times where crafts and making your personal home decor is the way to go. Not only is this idea budget friendly, but it can be extremely fun! As you are preparing for the season of Halloween candy and Thanksgiving turkey, there are some neutral pieces you can use as accents in your home as you encounter both these bright holidays.
It's important to realize that not everyone can have an abundance of Fall decorations, but even a few select pieces can bring about the warm and cozy feelings that this season creates. Wreaths make a statement, and are a great way to spice things up on the outside of your home. Creating a wreath and adding some pumpkins, loose straw, and a scarecrow can make your front porch shine. It's simple and not too expensive. Choose your center piece and then you can add more from there. This goes with any season, having select statement pieces will aid you in the decisions of what will surround those things. Our center piece will be the Fall wreath. To begin your fall wreath, choose colors and style. Some people like a detailed wreath with an array of colors, items, and fabrics; while others may desire a more simple approach by choosing one or two things to build their wreath from. Either option is fine, the importance is planning it out.
If you are like me, planning a craft can be a big challenge. The first thing you need to decide upon is the structure of your wreath. Despite what you may think, wreaths can be made from just about anything. You can use some twine, fabric, wire, etc. Basically anything round that will allow you to put the weight of fabric, the little pieces, and have the ability to be hung. This may mean asking for help, and dependent upon the sturdiness, it could take some time. Just plan it out and ask the necessary people in your life for aid as you need it. When your structure is complete, the next step is adding the selecting the decor to be placed on it. This is the fun part, there are so many available options such as burlap, acorns, pinecones, buttons, colored fabrics, felt flowers, and the list could continue to grow. For more ideas on design, click here for tutorials and examples of finished Fall wreaths. After you have your design, set aside time to begin piecing your wreath together. Keep in mind that this may not be something you accomplish in one evening. Give yourself an end date, and until that time, just find those days you can spend a few hours on your craft. The biggest stumbling block for most crafters is finishing, so find a partner in crime. Plan a night with a chick flick, a good bottle of wine, and your craft projects. I have found that having a teammate will motivate me to finish any new idea I may have for my home.
The most rewarding moment for any project is the moment of completeness. Once your wreath is complete, put it on your door. Take some pictures and put together your own tutorial with the end results. This can be super exciting and give you a sense of accomplishment. Bask in the moment knowing you made something beautiful!
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