Make a Fall Wreath
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How would you like to add some beauty to your house without breaking the bank? I am constantly trying to beautify our home with out doing just that. With this many kids, and me being a stay at home mom some times I want the extras that I can’t justify spending the money on. With my husband watching ever penny which in our situations is a blessing; however it can be frustrating when I want to spend on something that isn’t a must have because well lets just say he is frugal. With that said I set out to add some fall spirit to our house without spending any money. I made this wreath for our front door and only spent a $1 doing it.
What you will need
- Clothes hanger
- Pine cone
- hot glue gun
- Colorful leaves
How I made this for a $1
I had a metal hangar here at home. We don’t actually use them anymore; but I did have one upstairs. Bend the hanger in the shape of a circle. A friend my husband works with gave him a huge tub of pine cones for me to craft with the kids. If you live somewhere that you have pine trees you can go out and get them to use. This is a fun time with the kids too. Now that you have your pine cones lay them out however you would like them to look. I put a thin coat of Mod Podge with glitter mixed in it on my pine cones to add a little sparkle to them. You don’t have to do this if you want a more natural look. It is all up to you and the look you are going for. For the leaves I just went out with the kids and we did a scavenger hunt to find the most colorful leaves. This was so fun to see what they came up with; and we all love to be outside so it was a win-win for us. Gather your leaves and put a thin coat of Mod Podge on them, front and back. You can always wet them to make them easier to work with if you like. The water will make it easier to shape them how you want them to look. If you do this you will need to let them dry prior to adding the Mod Podge. Don’t try to be to perfect here. Leaves naturally are imperfect; you want it to look natural. Add a thin layer of Mod Podge to the leaves and allow time to dry. See here a list of things I have on hand. I always have some Mod Podge around the house. If you don’t you can pick some up anywhere. I get mine at Wal-Mart, a 16oz is $6.97. You will need a hot glue gun to glue everything together. While leaves are drying, start gluing your pine cones together attaching them to the hanger while gluing. Once your leaves have dried glue them where you want them. This final step is where I spent my $1. I picked up some fall ribbon from Wal-Mart for a dollar. I glued it to the ribbon to some burlap I had to add a little rustic look and it made my ribbon color pop. Run the ribbon you have chosen through the pine cones and around the wreath. Make a bow for the top or bottom where ever you choose to put it. Look how easy, inexpensive, and beautiful your new wreath is.
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