Handmade Autumn Wreath

Handmade Autumn Wreath Tutorial

Blessed Mabon! Today is the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are of equal length. From now on the nights will grow longer and cooler, time for warm scarves and getting cosy by the fire in the evenings.

I really like the idea of decorating the house for Autumn. It’s such a beautiful season, it’s lovely to bring some of those fiery leaf colours indoors.

This project is for an Autumn Wreath. It took me about 2 hours in total.

Autumn Wreath

You will need..

  • Wicker wreath – mine is 32cm
  • Muslin ribbon (around 2.5 metres)
  • Silk autumn leaves
  • Rafia ribbon
  • Hot glue gun

Firstly, I thought I would tea-dye the muslin ribbon, to give the wreath a more rustic look. I boiled a litre of water and used 6 black tea bags, stirred in the ribbon and left it for around half an hour.

Tea Dyed Muslin Tutorial

Then give it a good squeeze out over the sink and hang up to dry. Top tip – don’t hang out to dry with your usual washing, unless you want tea dyed clothes – I have tea drips on two jumpers now!

When your ribbon is dry, it’s time to make the fabric flowers.

Fabric Flower Tutorial

Firstly, cut your muslin into lengths of around 30cm. Then fold the ribbon in half, and glue together just along the rough edge. Take your scissors and make cuts in the ribbon as shown. Then roll up from the end, adding blobs of hot glue every few turns, and glue together at the end of the roll. Turn the flower over and fold out the petals.

Muslin flowers

The flowers can be made in varying sizes by using different lengths of ribbon. When you have made your flowers, stick them onto the wicker wreath using a generous amount of the hot glue.

Fabric Flower Wreath

I was originally going to make a big bow with the raffia, but I realised that it would be easier to affix the silk leaves onto raffia than straight onto the wicker wreath, so I wrapped it around the wreath, and tucked in at the ends.

Flower Wreath

I repeated this at the top of the wreath, and then stuck on the silk leaves using more hot glue.

Autumn Wreath

And we’re done! An Autumnal wreath, perfect to hang on the door to celebrate the Equinox, and the season.

Autumn Wreath

Handmade Autumn Wreath Tutorial

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thesparklenest

Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Baby Isabella | 24th Sep 15

    What a beautiful wreath! We might try this at home x #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • thesparklenest | 29th Sep 15

      Thank you x

  2. Jess Powell | 24th Sep 15

    This looks absolutely stunning! #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • thesparklenest | 29th Sep 15

      Thank you Jess! x

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  4. Alison | 28th Sep 15

    Is that ever pretty! I like the idea of using the dyed muslin to wrap around the wreath. I’ve shared your post over on Jam Dolly.

    Ali

    • thesparklenest | 29th Sep 15

      Thank you, and thank you so much for sharing :-) x

  5. Favourite things from September | thesparklenest | 30th Sep 15

    […] 3. Crafting. I’ve really enjoyed getting the crafting bug back this month when I made my Autumnal wreath. I’ve got lots of ideas for more projects so I really hope I can find some time to get them done. I wrote a tutorial for the wreath here. […]

  6. ethannevelyn.com | 5th Nov 15

    Wow! I love how neat this is. I think I will definitely give it a go and let Ethan do one too. Thanks for sharing. I am so pinning this! :) x #WAYWOW

    • thesparklenest | 5th Nov 15

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you like it. It was pretty straightforward once I had all the supplies. Enjoy making it :-) x

  7. nikkifrankhamilton | 10th Nov 15

    I love how this wreath came together, it would be so nice on the front door. I love the pieces you used, the muslin ribbon, the flowers and the color of those leaves are just gorgeous! I wonder if i could make your flowers out of burlap? I’m kinda obsessed with burlap! Especially for holiday decor, I put some in to our decorations for Christmas last year, I’m thinking I might try my hand at these! Love them. Thanks for sharing how you create them!

    • thesparklenest | 16th Nov 15

      Thank you Nikki, I made the flowers out of felt last Christmas, I’m sure you could make them from most fabrics, they’re very simple and look great when they’re finished. Thank you for hosting WAYWOW, it’s a fab link! x

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