I bought this wreath a couple years ago at a thrift store in Denver for I think a whole $1. Unfortunately, over moving and just being outside it lost some cones and was looking a little raggedy. It was time for an upgrade just in time for fall!
To make the bunting part I used an index card to create a triangle template. I then folded some scrap brown print flannel along the selvage edge so that both sides were long enough to accommodate the template (about 2"). I then cut out the triangles, unfolded they would look like diamonds.
Once I had enough to spell out H-A-R-V-E-S-T I cut some hemp twine long enough to fit all of the triangles. Using fabric glue I ran a bead along the fold on the inside of the diamond and at the tip and lightly along the edge. Then I folded the diamonds over the twine joining the tips and aligning the edges to make the triangular bunting.
I used pre-cut wooden letters from Hobby Lobby to spell out "Harvest". Since the rest of the wreath and fabric was shades of brown I decided on a pop of color with some green acrylic. Once the paint was dry on the letters and the glue dry on the bunting I attached the letters using basic Tacky Glue. When that glue was dry I attached the bunting to the wreath by wrapping the excess twine around a couple of the cones.
As a finishing touch, and to cover one of the "bald" spots, I added a brown ribbon. To tie it together with the bunting I also cut a strip of the same flannel scrap I used for the bunting and tied it in with the wired brown ribbon. I attached the ribbon with florist wire.
Grand total on the project, including the thrifted wreath - $11
Have you done any fun crafts to decorate for fall this year?
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