Fall Burlap & Pumpkin Wreath

My sister is moving into her new home this week and I thought it would be nice to make her a housewarming gift. The one thing she requested was a Fall wreath… something to last from September to November she said. Yep, that I can do!

DIY fall burlap wreath

SUPPLIES:

  • straw wreath (still in plastic)
  • greenery pins
  • burlap (on clearance from Michael’s at 70% off)
  • (2) boxes of Fall foliage from Hobby Lobby (50% off)
  • large sunflower
  • floral wooden picks

fall burlap wreath suppliesDIRECTIONS:
The first thing I did was wrap the wreath form in the burlap. I just pinned it into place using greenery pins.

fall burlap wreath ideasHere’s what it should look like after the wrapping…

burlap fall wreath tutorialNext I added the burlap ruffles. Just loop and pin into place. You really can’t mess this part up. And if one part doesn’t look right in the end, just unpin that area and start over again.

fall burlap ruffle wreathTo add the Fall foliage (pumpkins, leaves, gourds, berries), I used some floral wooden picks. This worked perfectly since the Fall foliage are made out of styrofoam. I just stuck one end of the wooden pick into the foam décor item, and one end into the plastic wrapped straw wreath form. Might take a minute to get it through the burlap, but then it should slide right into the wreath form.

fall pumpkin burlap wreathI spaced my Fall foliage around the wreath form first before I began adhering them with the wooden picks. It just helped me space everything out. Also, for the orange leaves, I just used greenery pins.

And soon it will look like this…

DIY fall burlap wreathI have to admit, I’m kinda sad that I have to part with this wreath.
I’m kinda in love with it.

fall burlap wreath

fall burlap wreath DIY

fall burlap DIY wreathI have some more Fall projects coming up this week. Crazy that’s it already time to start thinking about it, but my kid starts school next week and the cooler weather will be here before we know it!

DIY fall burlap wreath tutorial

Pumpkin Time

While I’m putting some finishing touches on my new craft room, I thought I’d share some photos of our trip to the local pumpkin patch from last weekend. Every year we head to the same spot, Rombach’s Farm just west of St. Louis.

232323232fp83232>uqcshlukaxroqdfv-77-=ot>2366=2;595---26239ot1lsiAnd let me tell you, picking out the right pumpkin is very important stuff.
Takes a lot of deep thought and concentration…

232323232fp83232>uqcshlukaxroqdfv789;=ot>2366=2;595544--239ot1lsiBut Ellie found a couple little cute ones with the help of my adorable niece.

ellieWhile all my nephew wanted to do was catch a ride with Uncle Ben.

uncle ben

rombachs pumpkin patchOf course we ended up going on the busiest day of the year, but the weather was absolutely gorgeous so it was just nice being outdoors for the day.

rombachs farmThis place had tons of fun activities, including rides, a bounce house, face painting, pony rides, and some cool little themed displays.

pumpkin-patchLike I mentioned we go to Rombach’s every year.
I love looking back at older pics from this place, like this one from 2011.

pumpkin-patch-cowgirl-bootsMakes me wish you could stop time.
Seriously.

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Stay tuned for tomorrow because I’m showing you my craft room moldings.
Then Monday is the big reveal!