Hello Fall

It’s September, which means its finally time to hang up our fall wreaths! I couldn’t find one that looked exactly how I wanted, so I made my own! It’s not technically a “wreath” but it is perfect for autumn and looks great on my door.

I used:

Scrap wood (about 1” thick)

A saw to cut the wood

Rough sandpaper

Plastic flowers

Permanent marker

Hot glue gun

Industrial Strength adhesive (E6000)

Wood glue

Yarn

To start out, I measured my door and decided that 1.5’ was a good width for my wreath. I measured four 1.5’ sections of wood and cut them with the saw. I wanted a rectangle, so I placed the sides between the top and bottom pieces, as you can see in the close-up picture. The width of my wood pieces was 3” so that made my sides about 2’ long when all was laid out.

This next part had to be done outside on an old table covered in cardboard. I used a good amount of wood glue on the joints to hold them together and let it sit overnight. Once it was dry, I peeled the cardboard off the back and checked to make sure that each of the joints were strong. I did end up having to add another layer of glue on one of the corners, but once it was dry, I used the sand paper to soften the bumps on the glue and the edges of the wood.

Now that the base was done, it was time to lay out my flowers. I wanted something simple to frame the rectangle so I laid out my flowers a few different times and finally decided on this design. To hold everything in place, I used hot glue. But my door faces the sun most of the day and North Carolina sun is HOT, so I needed the industrial strength glue to actually hold the flowers in place. It’s a gel so I put a few blobs here and there and let it sit overnight.

While that was drying, I took a few long strips of yarn and finger crocheted a rope that I used to hang the wreath. The rope had to be long enough to tie on each side of the wreath and reach the hook which was about 2’ for me. If you haven’t seen my finger crochet post, take a second to check that out! The next morning, I tied the rope around my wreath and wrote “Hello Fall” in my best writing with permanent marker.

I loved this project because I could make it whatever I wanted and now I have an adorable door decoration. Plus, it looks perfect with all the pumpkins 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures of any crafts, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea!

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