The first crafting project for Autumn Jubilee is an Autumn wreath. I have two that I have used for a couple of years now, both need some work. The bows are looking a bit faded and sad, and one has a bunch of bare spots. It just so happens that I have a yard full of natural materials to play with, so gathering some materials, I set to work.
I had to heat up the old glue to get the old bow off.
I filled in the bare spots with sweet gum balls and acorns.
I added a few smaller ones on top of a couple of orange slices.
Then a new bow in pretty fall colors. I put two streamers on for the bow tails.
Then thought, maybe this time I’ll do four since the ribbon is a bit narrow.
I made a bow, like I have shown before, and glued it to the wreath with hot glue.
I had these pine cones from last year left over from other projects, and thought maybe they would look good as an accent inside the wreath.
So, I hot-glued three of them to the bottom inside edge. I put the largest in the center, and smaller ones on each side.
All done, hanging on the front veranda between the kitchen window and sliding glass door.
Bonus, because it is Autumn Jubilee, here’s another wreath idea!
The other wreath didn’t need much. The faux leaves were still in good shape, but the bow was faded and worn.
I liked this plaid and hadn’t had a chance to use it anywhere else. I also thought I’d add a pumpkin to it too as an accent.
I added a couple of pine cones to this one too, sitting inside the wreath over the bow. I have a pegboard with a bracket that allows me to work on wreaths and other wall projects vertically, which helps to place items so they aren’t sticking out the back side.
Hanging on the brick wall inside the garage, maybe the bow will last longer out of the sun.
Plus, it is next to the door we use most so we can see it every time we come home. Welcoming Autumn!
Have you made an autumn wreath?