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I told you I would be back with some more fall decor and here I am! Personally, I find decorating the outside of my house for each season and holiday to be more difficult than the inside. There's just a lot less space to work with and resources can be limited. You really need to be able to find ways to utilize vertical space. That's why wreaths are perfect! They take up virtually no space and just hang up right on your door, while still adding an adequate amount of festivity to your front porch. That's why today I am going to share two fun options for you to diy!
For both of the wreaths, I used wreath bases I purchased at Dollar Tree. For one of the wreaths you will need some fall colored raffia, which can also be found at Dollar Tree, as well as some Halloween or fall colored ribbon. You will also need some pine cones. I just picked mine up right off the ground and painted them brown with acrylic paint.
The first wreath is just a generally fall inspired wreath. I used the wooden wreath base and loosely wrapped orange raffia around the whole thing, adding a couple strands of pink and brown for variety and depth. The ends are just tucked up underneath pieces of wood.
Once the raffia was arranged in a way I liked, I used hot glue to attach the pine cones. I placed them in a way to even out the heaviness of the raffia.
Raffia can be a little messy to work wit, but it is well worth it for the beautifully natural and rustic appearance it gives. This wreath will be perfect to keep up all fall long!
I made the second wreath very Halloween-centric, but if you'd like to keep it up the whole season it will look just as cute with general autumn colored ribbon.
I began by wrapping black burlap ribbon around the foam wreath. For this project I decided to just use pins to hold the ribbon in place. This made it easier to adjust things to my liking as I went. So I pinned the black ribbon in place and then cut the orange ribbon into 9 strips. Spacing them out evenly, I wrapped the orange ribbon around the wreath in rings, pinning them in place.
While the wreath is very cute just with the plain stripe look, I thought a nice bow would really complete the look. I made one out of the orange ribbon and used a pipe cleaner to attach it to the wreath. It's amazing what a difference a single bow can make! This wreath makes an excellent addition to any Halloween inspired porch.
Making these fun little wreaths has definitely given me inspiration for some outdoor decorations, so keep your eyes peeled for some more diy fall fun! If you make any of our fall or Halloween crafts, be sure to post a picture and tag us on social media. Let us know in the comments which wreath is your favorite!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!