Monday, September 27, 2010

A Fun Fall Craft

It's that time of year to make your home all cozy for the colder months ahead. I thought this was a pretty harvest wreath and seems fairly easy. I always enjoy a good craft and thought I would share this one!

Golden Harvest Wreath How-To
This 22-inch wreath form was decorated with about 90 magnolia leaves, 150 wheat stems, and 25 feathers. If you can't find magnolia leaves, use any other sturdy, broad leaf. This wreath can last for several years: After the holidays, place it, front side up, in a flat box cushioned with tissue paper. Keep it in a cool, dry place. If a few of the magnolia leaves look tired when you unpack it, replace them with freshly painted ones.

Tools and Materials
Floral spray in brilliant gold White feathers
Magnolia leaves
24-gauge gold wire
Gardening shears
Wheat stems
22-inch wire wreath form
Hot-glue gun

1. On a clean, dry surface protected by paper in a well-ventilated area, spray the feathers and the top sides of the magnolia leaves gold. Let dry.

2. Bundle 3 leaves with a small piece of wire; snip end. Bundle 5 wheat stems with wire, and snip end. Repeat with the remaining leaves and stems. Wrap the bundles to the wreath form with a single piece of wire, alternating and overlapping bundles of leaves and stems. Keep them tight and close together.

3. Once the wreath form is covered, insert the feathers at equal intervals. Glue in place.

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  2. love a good DIY project! just did one earlier this week on a pair of shoes! looks great!

  3. This is a beautiful wreath! I just clicked on your Mansion link -- how lucky you are to work there, I would imagine. If I lived close by, I'd pay a visit! Your blog is lovely -- I found you through Traci Zeller. I've just subscribedf and look forward to seeing more.