Since I'm new to DIY projects like this, I tried to keep it simple. It probably would have taken about 20 minutes to make but I'm a perfectionist and I kept playing around with the placement of the wheat and berries.
Chevron Burlap: $2.50 (With 50% off sale at Hobby Lobby, I'm pretty sure this was $4.99 in the store)
Floral Wire: $1.50 from Walmart (Get the green color so it isn't as noticable as mine!)
Scissors, Hot Glue Gun, and Glue sticks: Owned
Grapevine Wreath: $3 (With 40% off coupon at Joann Fabrics)
Orange Berries: $1.50 each x 4 (With 30% off sale at Joann Fabrics)
Wheat: $3.50 (With 40% off at Hobby Lobby)
Total: $16.50, with chevron burlap, floral wire, and wheat leftover for another wreath or project
I started by making the bow, that way I would know where I wanted to place the berries and wheat on the wreath. Lay your ribbon or burlap on the floor and cross the two as shown in the top photo. Then, with a piece of floral wire cut and ready, pinch the center of the ribbon to form a bow and secure with the wire.
|Sorry my giant hand is in this photo! haha|
Leave the ends of the bow long until you secure it on your wreath, that way you can decide how long you want them to be.
To decorate the wreath, I worked in layers. First I added a few pieces of the wheat and secured them with both the floral wire and a dab of glue, just to make sure they didn't fall out. I think this would have been possible with just the floral wire, but its a little tricky to wrap the wire around the wheat without breaking it. I continued to add more wheat and then the orange berries until I liked how it looked. This is totally a judgement call so arrange it however you'd like.
|You can see how I added a few branches in layers.|
Finally, I used a mixture of the floral wire and hot glue to secure the bow on the wreath. I say a mixture because I kind of ended up "MacGyver-ing" it after the floral wire and bow combination wouldn't cooperate. Once I finally got the bow in place, I could still see the wire so I covered it up with some orange berries directly above the bow and you can't even tell. Sorry for the lack of a technical explanation on that part, its a hot mess underneath my bow so all I can say is just do what you can to make it secure. ha!
You can either hang it as is, or add a wooden or jute-wrapped monogram like the one I used in the right photo. (See the tutorial for that on Two Twenty One). I didn't attach the monogram to the wreath yet because that is what we currently have hanging on our door, but I just might do that later on because I think its cute.
So what do you think? Pretty easy, right? If anyone makes one, let me know because I'd love to see how it comes out! :)
To see another Fall DIY project, check out my easy, no-sew Halloween bunting tutorial here!
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