How to Make a Braided Fall Wreath, Easy to Sew

This easy to sew fall wreath is a great way to use up your fabric scraps. This would  also make a great beginner sewing project. This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. For a complete list of rules, see the disclosures page.

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The first time I made a wreath like this was in the Girl Scouts in 5th grade. It’s crazy how some things stick with you over the years. At the time, I was new to sewing and this was my very first sewing project. I’ve been hooked on sewing ever since.

The wreath is made from 3 “sleeves” of cotton batik quilting fabric in beautiful fall colors. It would be easy to make different colored wreaths for different seasons, but I must say I love these rich warm colors. The sleeves are braided together and attached to a grapevine wreath with some twine for a rustic farmhouse feel.

This little door is in our entry way. It leads to no where but a closet. This is a small storage area under our stairs that we use for off season items like Christmas decorations and winter shoes and boots. I love the little quirky parts of an old house like this!

Here’s what you will need to make your own wreath:

Fall Wreath Supplies Needed:

1/4 yard cuts of three fall colored batik fabrics (yellow, brown, green)

•Sewing machine and thread

•sewing needle

polyester fiberfill stuffing

•plastic 12″ ruler

•large safety pins

•Scissors or rotary cutter and mat

12″ grapevine wreath

•twine

•faux eucalyptus branches

•gold ribbon

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Fall Wreath Directions:

  1. Cut 5″ wide strip from each one of the fabrics the length of the goods (in this case it was 44″ wide).
  2. Fold the strips right sides together, in a lengthwise direction. Sew across the short end and down the long edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
  3. Repeat for each colored strip.
  4. Turn the fabric sleeves, right side out. Press.
  5. Stuff the tubes with fiberfill stuffing. Use the plastic ruler to push the stuffing into the bottom of the tube, and fill it 1″ from the top edge. Pin the raw edges together temporarily with a safety pin.
  6. Pin the top of the stitched tubes together with a safety pin. Whip stitch them together with a needle and thread. Remove safety pins, leaving bottom edges free.
  7. Conceal the stitches by folding one of the tubes over the stitching. Then proceed to braid the three tubes together as shown in photograph. Form into a wreath shape, pin bottom edge together with top of wreath. Whip stitch in place to form the wreath shape with needle and thread. You may need to twist some of the tubes a bit to hide any seams that may show towards the back of the wreath.
  8. Flatten the wreath against the 12″ grapevine wreath. Weave twine in and out, around the wreaths to hold them together. Add bits of eucalyptus and a gold ribbon bow if desired. Hang with another piece of twine.

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Mason Jar Band Wreath

Mason jar wreath lead

 

 

It’s late and I can’t sleep. I am still dreaming up Christmas decorations.

Our kitchen just doesn’t have that Christmas feeling yet.

So, I put together a little Mason Jar Band Wreath to add some cheer.

This is a really easy project, it took just minutes to make.

Mason jar wreath

For this wreath you will need the following supplies:

A whole lot of mason jar bands, at least 2 dozen wide or narrow bands

Floral wire

Newspaper

Tartan ribbon with a wired edge

Dried chili peppers

Sprigs of fresh greenery or herbs

Thread the bands onto the floral wire. My wire measured about 14″ long.

Roll up some newspaper and stuff it down inside the bands to keep them lined up into a wreath like pattern.

Twist the wire together enclosing the bands. Make a small loop to hang the wreath at the same time. My bands didn’t actually cover the entire newspaper, I had about a 2″ gap at the top where the newspaper showed through the bands.

Mason jar wreath ribbon

Tied a generous bow at the top of the wreath (it should cover the exposed newspaper), leaving long tails of ribbon.

Thread the ribbon tails through every 2nd or 3rd lid. Each piece covered about half the wreath.

The loose ribbon ends were then tucked into the band at the center bottom so they wouldn’t show.

Mason jar wreath lead

I used some dried chili peppers to decorate the top of the wreath and wired them on to the bow with a twist tie.

The finishing touch was a bit of greenery from our evergreen shrubs outside. I also think that any sort of herb would work well here. You could use dried or fresh mint, sage, bay leaves, or oregano.

I use everything in my kitchen, it won’t be long before those chili peppers disappear!

Hummm, I think I will make a pot of chili today!

Cheers!

Rustic Wooden Wreath

Wreath Lead

 

 

It’s official, the first of our Christmas decorations is up! I normally wait until after Thanksgiving, but it was snowing today. I was IN THE MOOD!

I was also in the mood to make this simple wreath while sitting by the fire watching the snowflakes fall.

I am into rustic decor this year, determined to do things a bit differently than I have in the past.

No particular reason, really.

Just to make people ask questions.

Wreath Lead-2

I spotted this drift wood wreath in the craft store recently. It reminded me of deer antlers. I still am kicking myself for not buying the bucket of antlers I saw at a garage sale a couple years go.

I decided this wreath would look great with a layer of “snow” and glitter.

Glitter fixes everything you know, it’s a proven fact.

in progress-2

I gave the wreath a light coat of white spray paint, deliberately not covering the entire thing. I wanted it to look more like a layer of snow than paint.

in progress-4

After it was dry, I decided on the embellishments. Pine cones were a must. I soaked these little pine cones in bleach for a day and let them dry before hot gluing them to the wreath.

I also decided to use a monogram with the wreath. I painted the letter like the wreath and screwed a little hook into the top of it for a ribbon.

in progress-6

I laid it all out before I decided where I wanted everything to go. Hot gluing it all down was a breeze. Then I brushed the entire thing with a mix of 50 percent Tacky Craft Glue and 50 percent water. I call it “glue wash”. It dries completely clear and bonds to just about anything.

The last step was to sprinkle all of it with white glitter and let it dry.

side view

I love glitter, don’t you? It really does look like snow.

I hung the wreath on the door and added the monogram with a silver and grey ribbon. I figured when it gets closer to Christmas I can swamp the monogram out for an ornament or a seasonal declaration.

Can’t wait to decorate more tomorrow!

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