Because it's nearing October, and because my front door is screaming for a new "fall look", I have decided to create a wreath. I did not want the traditional grapevine wreath, and I did not want the "fall leaf" look, therefore I sought Pinterest for inspiration!! This is what I found......
Isn't it beautiful!! I love it's simplicity and rustic appeal! It doesn't look too intimidating....Let's give it a shot!!
Gather sticks from your back yard....different lengths, widths, and shapes! Break them up into manageable lengths. My longest was about 14".
First you need a base....I cut a circle out of a cardboard box, then I wrapped it with twine so it would have more of an "outdoor" feel!
You will have two layers of sticks to create this wreath! For the bottom layer....
Place your sticks around the base. Try to use straight sticks for this layer! I did not want all of them to be the same length, so I placed varying sizes all the way around. The idea was to make it look more like a starburst! Once you get a layout that is pleasing, use a hot glue gun to adhere the sticks to the base. As you can see in the above picture, you can still see a good bit of the twine....we will fix that with the next layer!
For the top layer of sticks you will be using twigs that have more of a bend and shape to them. You want this layer to project out towards you! Start gluing those sticks on top of the first layer that you made. The shape of the wreath really comes to life when you add this second layer. You no longer have a flat wreath, it is now 3D!
I continued to layer my sticks until the twine base was completely covered!
Because I wanted my wreath to have a little bit of color and bling, I pulled out my handy spray paint and GLITTER!!! oh yes....my fall decor is full of glitter this year!!!
I lightly sprayed the sticks with an Almond color spray paint! Then I generously sprinkled white and gold glitter all over the wreath!! My goal was for it to have a nice glimmer when the sun hits it!!
This is how it looks when the paint and glitter dries!
And here it is on my front door!! You can't really tell in this picture, but when the sun hits it, it has such a nice sparkle to it!!
I am very pleased with the results. Especially since it was practically free. The only thing I had to purchase was the glitter.....and i'm pretty sure I will be using the remainder of that on other fall projects!!!
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