DIY Fall-Inspired Wreath

DIY Fall-Inspired Wreath

I felt festive today, so I made a fall-inspired wreath. It doesn’t take long to make (maybe half an hour) and it is nice home decor. The pinecones are cinnamon scented too, so it makes my house smell amazing 🙂 I don’t know how much the average seasonal wreath would typically cost, but I made this one with under $20. Probably about $16 all together.

DIY Fall-Inspired WreathThings You Will Need:
Hot-melt glue
Fall floral plant
Felt (optional)
Cinnamon-scented pinecones

*I’ve seen people use a pool noodle in place of the styrofoam circle. You can give that a shot. I’ve never tried it though, so I’m not going to tell you it will work. If you try it, let me know how it goes.

You can find the scented pinecones and floral plant at your local craft store. Around this time of year they should be stocked up. You will smell them as soon as you walk in the door.

DIY Fall-Inspired WreathStep 1:
Fold the edge of the ribbon over and glue it to the styrofoam wreath.

DIY Fall-Inspired WreathStep 2:
Begin to wrap the ribbon around the form. I bought 10 ft. (3 m.) worth of ribbon and just barely had enough. Make sure you are wrapping the ribbon directly over top of where the last piece of ribbon ended.

DIY Fall-Inspired WreathStep 3:
If you choose to use felt, here is where you want to wrap a small piece of it around your wreath. Make sure the beginning and the end of the felt are meeting at the back of the wreath. You don’t want people to see that part.

hot-melt fall pinecones to wreathStep 4:
Here’s the fun part. Begin to glue your fall-scented pinecones to the wreath. Find a good layout and get to work 🙂

decorative fall wreathThis is the layout I used for the decoration. It works, but it a bit heavy. I may have gone overboard…

DIY Fall-Inspired Wreath

This wreath actually turned out better than I thought it would. So, I’m not complaining.

I hope you like it! Happy crafting!

DIY Fall-Inspired Votive Holder

diy candle holderI know its February and that I should be doing winter or valentines day crafts, but I am really longing for fall right now. I miss semi-warm, sunny and breezy days. I really want to see changing leaves, candles in people’s windows, and pumpkin pie. No idea what is going on in my head right now. Maybe all of the snow is getting to me… Anyway, all of this inspired me to make this fall-inspired votive holder. It is super easy and pretty cute 🙂

votive holder materialsThings You Will Need:
Paper stamps
Votive holder
Mod Podge
Paint brush
Tissue paper

tissue paper leavesStep 1:

Stamp out all of the tissue paper designs you want for your votive holder. I just cut out a few because I didn’t want to go overboard, but your design might look much better in excess. You decide.

leaves and mod podge

Step 2:

Get a small amount of Mod Podge on your paint brush and make a tiny circle on the glass where you want you tissue paper design to go. Place your paper design on top of the glue and lightly put another layer over the top. Remember how fragile the tissue paper is. If you add too much glue it will most likely fall apart.

Note: Wherever the glue is applied the glass will look frosted. In the picture above there is glue outside of the area where the leaves are. I cleaned this up with a dry paper towl. Do it quickly though; the glue dries fast.

Let it dry.

diy candle holder

Voila! A cute, fall-inspired votive holder. Can you tell that the candle is flameless?

Happy crafting 😀