As much as I don’t want to admit it – Autumn is here.
For this gal, that means I have to settle down on the beachy decor – not COMPLETELY of course, but now is the time to start bringing in those seasonal elements. You know, the warmer tones, the cozy feeling… On second thought, that sounds pretty nice actually!
I love decorating for Christmas, but I have never put much effort into fall. I suppose it’s because it flies by so quickly that by the time I get around to creating anything, it’s time to pull out the Christmas decorations! (and I’m a November 1st decorator. No shame!)
I got into “craft mode” the other morning, and while I had my coffee went into our workroom and grabbed some items we already had to create a fall pinecone wreath!
Here’s how you can do it!
For this project you will need:
*Grape Vine Wreath
The steps are simple. Apply glue onto the base of your pinecone as well as the twigs on the wreath your pinecone is going to lean against. Press your pinecone to your wreath until dry.
Continue to arrange your pinecones until you
are happy with your arrangement. I went with a inverted ‘C’ Shape on the right side.
After it dried, I lightly wiggled the pinecones to see which ones were loose. Sure enough there were a few! Just add more glue in a more secure position.
When all of your pinecones are secure, you can start creating your bow!
I create my bows by starting with a single loop, leaving as much ‘tail’ as I want at the beginning.
Create another loop, while being sure to hold the base together. You want to hold your base about an inch above to be sure your ribbon doesn’t slip out. Continue this until you have the amount you want, leaving again another ‘tail’ around the same length – alternatively you can trim your ribbon to size.
After you are finished, take a long piece of wire and wrap it around the base where you were holding the loops together. Pull tight, and wrap around again for security.
Attach your wire to your wreath by tying it to the back. If you have any extra you may cut this off, but I simply wrap it around a few times for security, and tuck it into the branches. 🙂
This is the fun part! Start gently pulling your ribbon in different directions to create the bow. Experiment with it! If you don’t like your bow the first time, you can always start again creating larger or smaller loops.
When you’re happy with your bow, you are finished!
What I like most about this wreath is I can carry it into the holiday season. 🙂
What about you? Are you ready to start decorating for fall, or are you holding on to summer?
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Have a great weekend!