Today I took a quick trip to the Dollar Tree to see what fall decor they had out. To my surprise they had just stocked the shelves with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items. I was able to pick up some items for our upcoming Halloween play date and some super cute fillers for a “You’ve Been Booed” basket. Although my favorite find was wreath making supplies.
The last few times I have been out I have been on the search for a fall wreath. I really didn’t want one that was just for Halloween or Just for Thanksgiving. I wanted it to be able to take my into Christmas. While shopping around the Dollar Tree I found wired ribbon, a wreath frame and fall leaves. I didn’t have any ideas in mind but I knew that I could come up with something from these items.
Here is my supply list:
- 2 rolls of 9 foot ribbon
- 1 wire wreath frame
- 1 strand of fall leaves
- Hot glue gun/glue sticks
- Sunflower (optional)
This wreath took me around 25 minutes to make, it could have taken less time but I had to figure out my design. It is such an easy wreath, even the least crafty person could make it!
Here are the steps I took:
- Warm up glue gun.
- Cut leaves off strand and place in a nearby pile.
- Glue one end of your ribbon to your wreath frame.
- Begin wrapping your ribbon around the wreath frame, taking care to keep your spacing close to the same throughout.
- Once your first ribbon runs out, glue the end to the wreath frame.
- Begin your next roll of ribbon by glueing its end in the same spot as your last one stopped. Depending on which side you plan to have facing forward, make sure you glue on the backside.
- When you have wrapped around the entire wreath frame, cut excess and glue end down.
- Now you will need to have your glue gun, leaves and wreath all within reach.
- Begin placing your leafs according to the design you are going for.
- Hang and enjoy!
Optional: You can add a big sunflower in the middle of your leaf bunch if you so desire. I think it looks cute either way, so whatever you prefer.
All of my wreath supplies were purchased at Dollar Tree, this added up to 4$ plus tax. I already had the remaining items at home. Simple and Inexpensive, the way I love my crafts! Check out all of our other crafts in our DIY and Here come the Holidays sections.