When the days get shorter and there’s a nip in the air, it’s time to start thinking about putting up your fall decor. In this video, I’m showing you how to make a fabulous fall harvest wreath that is sure to please!
Y’all, many people say that fall is their favorite season to decorate for. After a long hot summer of bold colors and bright themes, it’s nice to relax into the more subtle tones of autumn. If you agree, this is the perfect project for you! Watch the video below to see how I make a beautiful fall harvest wreath with an adorable scarecrow.
Fall Harvest Wreath
Scarecrows are one of the classic standbys in fall decor. In this video we use an adorable little guy, fall leaves, and some beautiful ribbon to make a unique fall wreath. This was my first time doing a design like this. As a result, there was a lot of winging it but I really love how it turned out! Y’all, it is important to take risks and try new things. That’s how we learn and grow! Sometimes the result can be a train wreck but often it turns out to be something amazing!
I also improvise a little while making the bows for this wreath. That’s totally fine to do too y’all. If you prefer to be more systematic with your bow making, you can use a bow making tool to help you out. In this video we talk about the different bow making tools that are available. Basically it comes down to preference and style but, if you want to know more about the options, you can check out my post all about bow making tools!
I tried something different with the wreath base for this too. We usually think about evergreen bases as only for winter decor. But, I had a bunch on hand so I decided to try it out for a fall creation. The nice thing about using an evergreen base is that the stems can be used to attach mesh and bows. Any time you can cut down on your supply costs is a big win in my book! If you want more ideas on how to create with supplies you already have on hand, I have a post for that too!
How to Make a Bow using the Pro Bow
- Sort out what ribbons you will be using. Measure out 4 pieces of floral wire about 24-inches each. Cut the floral wire with your wire cutters.
- Let's start with our first ribbon. Measure out about 7-inches for the tail. Take a wire and fold it in half, give it a pinch around the ribbon, and we're going to tie it off. Wrap the ribbon around your center peg. Pinch on the bottom peg, twist, and tie it off on the top.
- Now that you have your center loop, you'll need to add your second wire. Fold the wire in half and work it through.
- Take your 1.5" ribbon, trim into a dovetail, Measure out about 7-inches for the tail. Take a wire and fold it in half, give it a pinch around the ribbon, and we're going to tie if off. Wrap the ribbon around the next peg. Pinch on the bottom peg, twist, and loop on the other side. Repeat this again over the same pegs. Cut the dovetail. Tie off with the wire.
- Take your 2.5" ribbon, trim into a dovetail, Measure out about 7-inches for the tail. Take a wire and fold it in half, give it a pinch around the ribbon, and we're going to tie if off. Wrap the ribbon around the next peg. Pinch on the bottom peg, twist, and loop on the other side.
- Take your 4" ribbon, trim into a dovetail, Measure out about 7-inches for the tail. Take a wire and fold it in half, give it a pinch around the ribbon, and we're going to tie if off. Wrap the ribbon around the next peg. Pinch on the bottom peg, twist, and loop on the other side. Repeat this again over the same pegs. Cut the dovetail. Tie off with the wire.
- Take your fluff box, place the bow in the center and wrap the wires on the side hooks to keep it in place. Fluff out your bow, start with the outside and work your way to the center.
DIY Fall Harvest Wreath
- Take the 10" deco mesh and cut 6-15" strips.
- Use the ruffle method on each piece of mesh and add to the evergreen wreath base.
- Add scarecrow attachment to the right side of the wreath. Start by taking a piece of pre-cut floral wire and weave it into the back of the scarecrow attachment. Use a little bit of hot glue to patch up the attachment. Add a wire to the head and the bottom of the attachment.
- Thread the floral wires of the attachment through the wreath base and twist it off.
- Take bolt cutter and trim fall picks and sprays. With hot glue, secure the pieces of picks and sprays throughout the wreath.
- Add bow you made using the Pro Bow to your wreath. Cut excess floral wire.
- With the 4" wired ribbon, cut strips to make ribbon tails and add around the edges of your wreath.
- Make a simple bow by hand: Start with the 4" ribbon, make a single loop. Then with the 2.5" ribbon, make a single loop and layer on top of the previous ribbon with loops facing opposite directions. Then with each 1.5" ribbon, repeat making single loops alternating the directions the loops are facing. Use a zip tie and tie around the center. Trim tails in to dovetails.
- Using floral wire, thread through zip tie of the bow and add bow to the wreath.
- Repeat 2 previous steps 3-4 times to make 3-4 bows and add to the wreath.
- Fluff out bows and arrange to your preference.
This fall harvest wreath is a great example of how wonderful things can happen when you step out of your comfort zone! With some pretty supplies and a little ingenuity you can create beautiful items that you’ll be proud of. So grab some of your favorite fall ribbon, a cute little scarecrow, and get crafting!
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
We would love to see your beautiful fall wreaths! Please share with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group.
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