Hello all of you Frugal Girls out there! I am so excited to be part of Heidi’s Fall Series this year. It is a huge honor to be here and there is nothing I love more than fall
In case we’ve never met, I’m Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers. A place where I share a little bit of everything but mainly craft tutorials, DIY home decor, and allergy friendly recipes! I live in the Pacific Northwest with my hubby, 17 month old Baby Girl and our spunky Golden Retriever! I love the outdoors, coffee, baking, spending time with friends and family and watching Reality TV!
Like I mentioned, fall is by far my favorite time of year. Even though that means summer is coming to an end, nothing beats the changing of the leaves, crisp morning air, pumpkin spiced candles, and how can I forget football? For me, so much of the ‘feeling of fall’ revolves around nature which works perfectly with my style because I’m a rustic glam kind of gal. So what better way to make a new fall wreath than by using some twigs I found in the woods?
I like this wreath because it is completely unconventional, rustic, seasonal and did I mention FREE? This wreath can be made with supplies found in almost any crafter’s home and even if you do need to buy one extra item, it won’t cost you much.
Being from the Northwest I tend to decorate with a rustic flair, but I think this wreath would also look great on a cabin door, fall mantle or even a seasonal wall hanging! Everyone needs a little fall decor in their home!
I made the fall bunting with jute, burlap, white paint and a stencil I created using my Silhouette machine. You could easily personalize this portion to say “Hello” or “Autumn”.
- – 12 19″ Branches
- – 12 14″ Branches
- – 4 Yards of Jute
- – Small Amount of Burlap
- – Stencil
- – White Paint/Paint Brush
Start by separating the branches into two piles based on size. Luckily the branches I found were already in the right sizes but you could easily trim them down to size.
Next, lay out your wreath. Place 6 branches on each size with the shorter branches resting on top.
Take 1 yard of jute and tie one end to a branch. Wrap the jute around about 6 times.
Next, switch directions and start wrapping the jute around the other corner so it creates a cross like above. Repeat on all 4 corners. WARNING: The first couple corners take some patience because the branches will want to shift, but once you have to first two done the second two will be a breeze.
For the bunting, cut 1 1/2 ” Squares and glue them onto a piece of jute. Using a stencil paint on your desired saying. I used my Silhouette to create my letters. I used the American Typewriter size 72 pt font. I also used the Silhouette to create the maple leaves.
In addition to a wreath, this would make great mantle decoration, the possibilities are endless!
A huge thanks to Heidi for having me over today and it was so great to ‘meet’ all of you!