In case anyone missed it, I love a wreath… So it seemed only right that I got to making something I could dig out around October every year to add a little seasonal touch. With that in mind I headed to Hobbycraft, and picked up some supplies to make my own simple autumn wreath.
I wanted something more autumnal than Halloween based, but that worked for both aspects. It’s a nice little addition before heading into my favourite season of all!
Simple Autumn Wreath
First I headed to Hobbycraft and picked up a wreath ring (I’m not buying any more… maybe). Polystyrene isn’t ideal, but they’re so easy to work with compared to their natural counterparts. This one is 25cm (£2).
I also got some twine (£2 each) as it turned out I needed a second one, because, yeah. Now you know.
I started out, very simply wrapping the entire ring with hessian twine.
This is a nice base. Already feeling pretty autumn with the natural colouring, and of course this means I can leave some negative space. White doesn’t really work as a background in Autumn does it?
I had some orange ribbon in my stash, which I’d already said I was going to work like mad to use throughout Autumn to make all of the DIY decor match, because matching just makes me feel better! So, choosing to leave some negative space, I then wound the ribbon around the wrapped wreath ring. (Bonus tongue twister for you).
If you wanted a more natural wreath alternative, check out this post from last year!
Of course I didn’t find any convenient lengths of black ribbon in my stash, so I decided to keep going with the whole orange idea, and tied a fun bow. I wasn’t too fussy about it being even, though of course I could have cut the lengths longer or shorter to make it tidy.
To finish, I needed… something. Honestly I had no idea what I was looking for, but I ended up in Poundland of all places and found a bag of glittery pumpkins, and apparently they are perfect. I now have still got a bag of glittery pumpkins to find a use for though! There were about 20, and I used four. They were plain orange, so I used some green glitter to finish the pumpkins, adding a small pop of a different colour.
I added some string as a hanging loop, and here is the finished article! What do you think?
Will you be making any seasonal decor this October? Let me know in the comments, and of course if you make anything you’ve seen here, tag me so I can see!
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