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.
- 3 mini vine wreaths
- fall leaves
- 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!