Thursday, October 10, 2013

#TBCCrafters Thrilling Thursday Craft - Fall Mini Wreath Swag

Check it Out!  I am really in the fall mood these days and ever since my trip to the dollar store, I have been inspired to create another fall arrangement, but this one is for the wall!  I had some great dollar items and some of those fall leaves left over so I used these supplies on some mini wreaths that I picked up at a yard sale last weekend.  I bought 6 of these vine wreaths and they had some hodge-podge Christmas decorations on them so I stripped them clean and used 3 of them.


Supplies:
  • 3 mini vine wreaths
  • fall leaves
  • ribbon
  • felt pumpkins
  • letter stickers
  • wooden fence pieces
  • glitter pumpkin sticks
  • bread tie
  • hot glue
  • mod podge




Here is how I made my swag:
Step 1:  Make a bow with the ribbon leaving a long tail and attach it to one of the wreaths, just under the bow, where your tail hangs down.  Since your working in this area anyway, now is a good time to attach a hanger. I use left over bread ties to make my hangers, they are free, easy to use and always around!  Just make a loop and hot glue it to the center of the back of your ribbon. 
Step 2:  Stretch your ribbon so that it lies straight down the wreath and hot glue it to the base of the wreath.  I ran a bead of glue over the back of the ribbon where it is attached to my wreath to give it more strength.
Step 3:  Attach the other two wreaths, pretty much the same way.  I added the beads of glue to the backs and gave them plenty of time to dry and set.  
Step 4:  Trim the ribbon tail.  I fold my ribbon in half and cut on an angle to get an even cut.
Step 5:  Add embellishments.  I laid out where my felt pieces would go and then glued them down, adding leaves to fill in any gaps and/or holes.  
Step 6:  I added my letter stickers to my fence pieces and because I want them to stay, I added a few coats of mod podge over top of them to secure them from peeling off.  I then glued them on top of the felt pumpkins and added those pumpkin picks.  I just cut off the sticks.
One of the things I really like about creating an arrangement like this is that there is no right or wrong and it's totally up to your taste how you make it!  I really love how mine turned out!




6 comments:

  1. Hi, I love this fall sign that you made! It is really adorable. You did a great job making this. I saw it on thrilling thursday!
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. This is absolutely adorable! Welcome Fall!

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  3. That's amazing!! You always see just one, but having them together is priceless!! Love it!! Pinned & Tweeted!

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  4. This is gorgeous. I would love this on my front door.

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  5. I'm completely in love with your vision, your fall crafts are so beautiful and your so innovative! You've got a great eye! Very beautiful swag!

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