Bright DIY Fall Wreath

2 Oct

I’m not a very traditional girl. Or maybe I’m not very modern. The minute we moved into our house I wanted to change the various shades of tan on the walls to bright and bold colors. Well inspired by my friend Megan at Homemade Ginger, I decided to tackle my first-ever homemade wreath.

I was also inspired by this (which has 34 repins on my Pinterest board), this, and this. But I only had a few hours while the Rockstar was out of town one night and Liam was sleeping, so I took a much less-ambitious route, especially for my first time.

I knew I wanted bold colors, so I grabbed some clearance fabric and some sheets of felt and since I have yet to locate my glue gun, I used sewing pins for the whole project.


First I cut a strip of the yellow felt-type fabric and pinned it around the foam wreath. I’ve seen a lot of wrapping around wreaths, which probably would have looked nicer, but I don’t mind the effect here. I even kind of liked the pinned side.

Then I made the flowers, cutting two sizes of a stretched figure-8 type pattern, and I also drew a pattern for the leaves. I don’t trust myself without a pattern. I used double-sided tape to affix the pattern to the felt temporarily, which worked nicely. I used double-sided tape (again since my glue gun is missing) and pinched the middle of each petal set together. Then I pushed pins through the button and felt layers and stuck it right into the wreath.

I’m in love with all things yellow right now, so the teal/red/green combo was just the ticket. And I love the way it stands up against the dark door. It catches your eye from the street. And while it may not be the best wreath in all DIY-dom, I’m proud of it as my first attempt. Happy DIY-ing!

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6 Responses to “Bright DIY Fall Wreath”

  1. Amy October 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    It turned out great! Any thoughts of adding some craftiness to your Etsy shop??

  2. eshipps October 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Thanks! You read my mind. I don’t have a ton of time, but I have considered the option.

  3. megan October 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    I love it! looks so cute!!

    • eshipps October 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

      Thanks Megan, it means a lot coming from your crafty self. 🙂

  4. Dorothy C Hopkins October 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    It is great Erin. I didn’t know you were so talented! A big step up from waitressing..

    • eshipps October 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

      haha! Thanks! I’ve come a long way, eh? I’m not sure I know I’m so talented either. I’m more confident in the furniture side, but we’ll see!

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