K, so I’m exited to show you a new wreath I recently made for our front door because y’all it cost me NOTHING to make it. Nada. Free!! Cuz I am all about the free. I recently shared about our Money Fast/No Spend Month, and it is amazing how much extra you have even when you don’t realize it.
Take the supplies for this wreath for example…I used only the things I had in my house at the time. I didn’t go to the store for anything. Not even something to keep my fabric from fraying (which I felt like I really really needed or my wreath would only last for a week). Instead I stayed in my chair and thought it through…what could I use instead that I already have? And I figured it out. Keep reading, and I’ll share my tip in just a sec.
I hope by the end of this post you’ll feel like you could rummage around in your extra stuff and find what you need to make something pretty and free for your home, too.
So…let’s do this.
Let’s make a FREE Fall Wreath!
*Wreath form. I used an old wreath we already had – the other flowers were just removed. No wreath form? Make your own from cardboard, cut down a pool noodle or foam tube, or bend and shape a wire hanger into a circle.
*Ribbon. Use leftover ribbon from previous projects (This ribbon was used to make Spirit Pom Poms.) I also save ribbon from gifts and packages for times like this.
*Glue gun and glue sticks
Step One: Wrap ribbon around the wreath.
I used two different ribbons and just overlapped them. A dab of hot glue holds each section of ribbon in place.
Step Two: Create the Flowers.
I used this tutorial to make my flowers. I highly recommend making a circle template and stacking your fabric when you cut it. This makes things go so much quicker!! Arrange the flowers, and then hot glue them to the wreath.
Step Three: Add a ribbon to hang the wreath.
I measured how long I wanted my wreath to hang and then cut the ribbon according to that. You can hot glue the ribbon at the top, but my ribbon is hand stitched. Our door faces west, and the glue got warm enough to come apart. I found the wreath lying on the porch. Nope, I didn’t like it.
Step Four: Hang your wreath.
I use a wreath hanger I picked up at Target a year or two ago. If you don’t have one try tacking the ribbon to the top of your door.
You’ll notice I added a bow to the top, too. Listen, how about some total honesty here: That bow was not easy for me to make. I had to Google about 47 different bows, and it was a mess. Somehow I ended up with this. So there are no pics or tutorials on how to make it. I’m pretty sure next time I need a bow I will ask my 4 year old to do it. Cuz he will have an easier time making one than I ever will.
Now, about my fraying issue: I noticed that the edges of my flowers were beginning to come apart, so here’s a tip:
Paint Mod Podge or a half glue/half water mixture on the edge of your fabric.
Once it’s dry, the edges won’t fray.
So that’s it y’all! A cute fall wreath made with scraps, leftovers and freebies.
Love me some free!
K, so what can YOU create today with what you already have?
I’m linking up!