October 13, 2011

Fall Stick Wreath

Well, I am starting to catch the wreath fever :)  It seems like wreaths are pretty much a staple of every craft blog - and I have had an itch to make a fall one for my house.
When I saw this pin on pinterest - I loved the simplicity, the earthiness, and the low price tag!  I also knew exactly where to get a bunch of straight long sticks - the apple orchard!

New England has great apple orchards, and my kids love picking up the sticks from the ground.  This year, I employed them to find as many as they could for me, and I ended up leaving with an armful of beautiful straight sticks.

I followed the tutorial at The Painted Hive Blog, and added a few burlap and fabric rosettes around the middle with a hot glue gun.  The whole thing was made with a hot glue gun - and I love it because it is fast!

It was so big, because even though I cut my sticks to approximately the same length, I kept them so long that I hung my first wreath on the outside of my house.  It looks really great on my porch!

I had enough sticks leftover to make a smaller one for my door...

For this one, I glued dried and flattened leaves that I have collected from years past around the middle, and hung the words "Happy Harvest" which I had cut out of paper and distressed with ink...

Seriously, this project cost me almost nothing (even the "wreath form" was made out of a cardboard box!) - and I love how it makes the house feel instantly more festive.  I definitely suggest making one :)
Happy Wreath Making!

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  1. I am definitely catching the wreath fever. I love them for each holiday/season. Here is the Halloween wreath I currently have up.

  2. Just wanted to let you know that I'm giving you The Versatile Blogger Award!! Keep up the great work!!

  3. What a great idea...turned out fantastic! Would you share it here?

  4. Have to say, this is one of my favorite wreaths! Great job

  5. I've been meaning to make one like this, I even have the twigs and flowers made. I don't know what I'm waiting for. Love yours!! Stopping by from the Sassy Sites linky.

  6. What a great wreath! You know I am thinking it would make a very cool looking clock too. I have no idea how to make a clock, but I can see a clock in the middle. I am a new follower from Whipperberry. Vicky from Mess For Less