I needed a new wreath this year and I’ve looked around but haven’t really seen anything I loved that was in my price range. Don’t you hate it when you’re in the store and you see the perfect wreath and it’s out of your budget? This has happened to me again and again. So earlier this week, I put my thinking cap on. I have lots of fall themed decor in my craft stash, surely there are pieces in there I could use… but then I realized that I didn’t have a grapevine wreath form. What to do, what to do?? And then, I had an a-ha moment! I bought a few oval frames at an auction a few months ago and one of them is slightly broken. Wouldn’t that make a great wreath base my mind wondered? Indeed it would and so my picture frame wreath tutorial was born.Here are the supplies I used. Broken frame, check! A few faux leaves, berries, pumpkins, gourds, Pheasant Feathers (affiliate link) and ribbon – check. I also used my hot glue gun and some grapevine wire.
Any shape frame will work, for mine, I used an oval frame. I took one bouquet of berries and bent it in half so that one half of the berries was on the left and one half was on the right. I laid it on to the frame and I attached it with grapevine craft wire.
Vine Wrapped Craft Wire (affiliate link) is great for a project like this because if you see any of it it doesn’t really matter because it is pretty. Once the berries were secured, I tucked in a few feathers (add a dap of hot glue to the base of them to help them stick) and then begin to glue on some leaves and your main pumpkin.
Once the pumpkin was in place, I cut two pieces of ribbon and folded them in half. Using a bit of hot glue I glued the ribbon in place on each side of the pumpkin. Next, I tucked in a few more large berries on top of the ribbon and began gluing on a few smaller pumpkins and gourds around the perimeter.
Voila! A cute and unique Fall wreath that didn’t cost a penny thanks to me being resourceful with some random craft items I had on hand. Don’t you love saving money and still having pretty decor?
I’m debating where I want it to hang. I like it on my back gate because we go in and out here everyday and I’ll see it most here but I may try it on the front door too. We’ll see.
I even hauled a couple of my ferns out and I just love how welcoming my back entry is now! Not sure if I’ll keep it like this but I’m seriously leaning towards it.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it inspires you to take a second look at a few of the items you might have rolling around in your craft room.
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