Quick and easy autumnal wreath

20 October, 2016 7 Comments

Fancy a quick and easy craft project for a chilly afternoon? This wreath is so easy to make and looks so cheerful on a door. Wreaths are normally saved for Christmastime, but they can be such a lovely way to celebrate the seasons and by using foraged items it’s dead cheap too!

Arthur and I spent a morning picking up interesting looking nuts, crab apples and brightly coloured leaves. He really, really got into this and continued to keep an eye out for nice things for days afterwards.

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I used a super cheap rattan wreath from Hobbycraft as a base and our foraged items.

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If you want to make a wreath, start off by attaching leaves all around the base. Keep the leaves pointing in the same directions to have a nice visual flow. Once they’re attached, add your bigger items. I cheated big time when attaching the elements and used a glue gun. You could wire everything in though and I’d recommend doing that for heavier items.

I finished my wreath off with a big red bow, but you could leave yours completely natural and it will still look beautiful.

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24 October, 2016

Charlotte

Mama, music lover, London dweller, baker, maker, wanderer.

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    Debbie

    21 October, 2016

    Hi Charlotte, it is unusual to see autumnal wreaths, which seems daft as autumn colours are quite beautiful. It is also a fun thing to make with a little one.

    Thank you for linking up to the #MMBC.

    xx
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    Sian

    21 October, 2016

    That’s a beauty! What a lovely idea.
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    Lisa

    24 October, 2016

    That is beautiful. I would never have thought of making an autumn wreath, but it is fab and I’ll bet a lot of fun was had. Have a great week #MMBC x
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    Emily

    24 October, 2016

    This looks amazing!!!! I always thought something this fab would take a lot of time, now i’ve got no excuse.

    Emily – BabiesandBeauty #marvmondays
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    Emma me and b

    25 October, 2016

    absolutely love this and might need to head down to hobby craft now! #marvmondays

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    Katy (What Katy Said)

    25 October, 2016

    Ohhhhh I am definitely doing this! Off to Hobbycraft I go!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration! #MarvMondays
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    My Petit Canard

    29 October, 2016

    What a great idea! My little one loves anything to do with arts and crafts and would love doing something like this so perhaps an activity for us this half term (we still have one week to go!). So creative, thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

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