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Make a Fall Wreath - Create a Festive Wreath for Your Front Door

Welcome visitors and trick-or-treaters with a festive wreath on your front door. Wreaths are easy to make, so gather some supplies and autumn leaves, berries, pinecones, tiny pumpkins, or wheat and play with arranging them until you get a result you’re pleased with. 

Basic instructions are below, so try your hand and see what you can create. Have fun!

  1. Start with a straw wreath form. You may also wish to try a metal or even a grapevine wreath form. They’re available in a variety of sizes, so visit your craft store to browse and select one for your project.
  2. Next, select an array of fall foliage or other items. It’s best to use at least three materials for interest. Choose different sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. More than three will make your wreath look too jumbled, so keep it simple.
  3. Use a hot glue gun to attach bunches of wheat to the straw form, letting ends freely stick out from the edge. If you’re using a metal or grapevine form, wrap each bunch of wheat with wire or twine to attach to the form. Don’t cut the wire or twine; continue wrapping all the way around the circle, letting the fluffy ends overlap and hide the stems.
  4. Once the base material is attached, add berries, pods, or pinecones by hot-gluing or wiring them on.
  5. Attach a loop of wire at the top and hang on your door. Then stand back and admire your handiwork!
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