Easy Autumn Wreath tutorial from cupcakesandcrinoline.comI am so glad that you are here today for the bHome Fall Tour.  Over 30+ of the bHome bloggers are celebrating and sharing inspiration, ideas and more and there is also an AMAZING giveaway!  {Check out the bottom of the post for all the details – you’ll be tickled at the PRIZES (plural!!!).}

Instead of my usual (recipes!) I decided to step out of my comfort zone and share a DIY Autumn Wreath.  I don’t normally make wreaths but I am embracing change (even if it’s small) and pushing myself to do things I don’t normally do and this happens to be one of them! 

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I had so much fun shopping to make this wreath- I went to the store (two actually) and bought handfuls of faux autumn flowers.  I also bought a grapevine wreath and then started creating – the point of this wreath is that it didn’t have to be perfect – I threw perfect out the door! 😉 It just had to be fun to make, something I liked looking at and something new to me.  

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I had some small terracotta pots that I used to start seeds a few years ago and I also used these for the wreath.  

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They had such a nice patina and worn look to them already.  I used florist wire to attach them in a random pattern to the wreath.

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I then started cutting the flowers apart into smaller more manageable sizes and adding them to my wreath while it was flat…..

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moving things around until I achieved a look I liked.

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Then, I did something that worked for me and you may find makes it easier for you to make a wreath.  

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I put the wreath on the wall with the pots only attached and then started adding the flowers hot gluing them on, stepping back and then adding more.  

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When all was said and done I was pretty happy with the results.  I was going to leave it on the white wall but I thought it may look pretty on my chalkboard wall as well…..

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so I hung it there and added some chalkboard art (I call it art but it was just me scribbling on the wall!).  

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And here it is with a candle, an old shutter and some more flowers (all cut off from the bottom of the picture because that’s the way I roll when the boys are wrestling in the living room and I’m trying to take pictures 😉   I may end up moving it again – I’m fickle like that. 

If you decide to throw perfection to the curb and DIY some fall crafts of your own I would LOVE if you shared them with me – we can all encourage each other to step out of our comfort zones and embrace life with joy! 

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Come back tomorrow to see ALL 30+ bHome blogger Fall posts…you will love them all! 

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