Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath {Crafty October}

Can you believe it is October already?  I know I can’t! Where has this year gone already??!

October is bringing my favourite day of the year – Halloween, and in view of that, I’m getting all crafty, and hope to do a craft a day :D  I’ve got lots of ideas in the pipeline, I just hope I get the chance to do them all!  So this month, at The Purple Pumpkin Blog, it is Crafty October!

And here is today’s offering…my Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath…

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I’ve seen so many fantastic wreaths on Pinterest and whilst reading through my blog list, and thought that this year I’d give it a go myself :)

I bought a polystyrene ring and some string from a craft shop and got to work. I planned to wrap the string around the ring, but wasn’t sure how well I would cover it, so painted in black, just in case it showed through.

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I tied a loop at the end of the string, (so I could hang the finished wreath) and then secured it in place, by wrapping the string around the ring, and trapping the loop. Probably doesn’t make too much sense, but you’ll probably get it when you actually do it!

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I then started the very long task of wrapping the string around the ring.  Once I came back to the start, I decided that way too much of the ring was showing, so I doubled back over, and I think it gave the wreath a better finish.

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

With my ring all covered with string (it took forever!), it was time for the fun part of deciding how to decorate it.  I’ve got a big bag of autumn crafty stuff - pumpkins, pine cones, leaves, toadstools and berries. (I used them to decorate my Halloween table last year), and thought these would be good to use on my autumn wreath.

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

After deciding what should go where, I used hot glue to stick everything in place.

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I am really pleased with the way this turned out! I daren’t put it on the front door though, as someone would probably steal it knowing my luck (we don’t really do wreaths on doors in the UK, unless it’s Christmas), so it will get hung in the house somewhere.

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

This is what it would look like on my front door though!

Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Homemade Autumn/Fall Wreath at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Are you (or have you!) made a wreath for autumn/fall? If you have, I would love to see them! Why not come over to my Facebook page and share your creations, or post a link in my current link party! I’m thinking about creating a board on Pinterest for The Purple Pumpkin Blog and am looking for people to join in – if you are interested, please leave me a comment!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03948082172055503835 MommaChelle

    this wreath is so pretty! i love the thickness of the string wrapped around it! so pretty!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02786732761856671353 Michelle

      Thank you! I’m so pleased with the way it turned out – the wrapping of the string around the ring thought took forever!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01911489466460692995 Jocie@TheBetterHalf

    This is cute a cute idea – i love it, especially the color.
    Thanks so much for linking up last Friday. Hope to see you back tomorrow to link up and see if you were featured or even won the free ad space!
    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-4/

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02786732761856671353 Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog}

      Thank you Jocie :) I’ll be stopping by again to link up!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09818830616484313464 Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

    Absolutely beautiful! I just love wreaths too! Thanks for sharing at the Keep Calm and Link Up party! Hope to see you back next week!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02786732761856671353 Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog}

      Thank you Jill – I do love how this turned out :) I’ll be back again soon!