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.  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: 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. • 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…
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Mason Jar Band Wreath

    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. 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. 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. 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…
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Rustic Wooden Wreath

    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. 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. 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. 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. I laid it all out before I decided where I wanted everything to go. Hot gluing it all down was a breeze. Then I…
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