Do you have some seasonal crafting odds and ends that you’d like to use up? This quick and easy fall wreath is a great way to do that.
Every once in a while it’s fun to do a project with stuff that you already have, and if you keep a stash of fall crafting bits and bobs you should be able to put this wreath together lickety-split
All you need is an ordinary wire hanger from your closet, some faux fall leaves, and whatever extra decorative fall items you have around.
I’m using some small craft scarecrows. I don’t know what it is about them, but I’ve always loved scarecrows.
Maybe it’s a Wizard of Oz thing. Love that movie! 🙂
You’ll find a complete supplies list for this project at the bottom of this post so please check it out.
The first thing you have to do is bend the hanger into a circle.
It’s going to be covered up so don’t worry a bit about it being perfect. It doesn’t have to be.
My faux fall leaves were on pick bunches so I pulled them off and cut off any remaining plastic stems.
With your hot glue gun you just add a little glue to the wire hanger.
Keep in mind that a little dab will do ya.
These leaves are so light it really doesn’t take much and there’s nothing worse in crafting than a hot glue burn, so take it easy.
Then just lightly press your leaf in a position that you like, overlapping a bit as you go.
I have to say that I kinda liked it just like this, except for the hook part, but sometimes I don’t know when to say when. lol.
If you want to stop here, I get it. It’s so pretty just like this. There is beauty in simplicity, and sometimes believe it or not I can stop myself. I am capable of it… on occasion.
But this is not one of those occasions. lol.
I just felt like I really wasn’t busting my stash by just using the leaves, so I let myself ease on down that road.
If you want to remove the hook like I did, it’s very easy to do by just bending it back and forth.
After doing that I added another leaf at the top to hide the wire.
Sometimes with quick projects like this I just have my stuff all laid out in front of me and I just go where the crafting journey takes me.
Like deciding that my quick and easy fall wreath really needed a bow, and what better material to use than heavy jute twine.
Seriously I love this stuff. It’s so easy to work with, and pretty much goes with anything. It has a rustic elegance that I love to use anywhere anytime.
You can tie a very simple bow with this stuff in about ten seconds, and glue it on in about two seconds.
Done and done.
Here’s the back of my finished wreath.
You can easily hang it on a nail using the open area below where the hook used to be.
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Check it out… this symmetrical-loving girl gave her scarecrow angel asymetrical wings.
Well, I can’t really take all the credit because I have to admit that I didn’t do it on purpose.
This awesome jute twine kinda has a mind of its own, and it happened purely by accident.
But you know what?
It’s not driving me crazy. lol. Well, not much anyway. 🙂
Aren’t the mini scarecrows cute? I just love them.
And I added some little bitty odds and ends of pine cones, gourds, and pumpkins.
Honestly this has to be one of the easiest wreaths ever, and it took me about 10-15 minutes to make it. I wasn’t actually timing myself, but it was pretty darn quick.
Now it’s hanging on the inside of my kitchen door and my repurposed owl fall door decoration is hanging on the outside. The lighting is terrible there so this final pic will have to do.
So what do you think?
Do you prefer the simple version with just the leaves, or the full-out fall stash busting version?
Either way, using a wire hanger as the base is a simple, quick, and inexpensive way to create a quick and easy fall wreath.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!
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