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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. All opinions are 100% mine.


Happy August everyone! It is quite a bittersweet month, isn’t it? Lots of summer fun still to be had, but school and fall are right around the corner. I am a big fan of living in the moment and appreciating the season, but I also know that planning ahead is necessary and wise. So with that, I present to you a brand new fall wreath! This project is such a beautiful addition for a front door, I cannot wait to hang this one personally on my own door. As always with Hobby Lobby projects, do not limit yourself to the craft aisles! I used lots of floral goods here and even ducked back into the paint aisle for a fun, new technique that I can’t wait to show you guys. Down below is the full list of supplies needed and written instructions. Make sure you head over to my YouTube channel as well so you can watch the step-by-step video tutorial!

Supplies

Directions

*Note: Step 5 will require extra time to allow for paint to dry. Drying times will vary depending on how many coats of paint.

1. If you noticed in the supply list, this wreath is not being made with a grapevine form! I wanted to change it up a bit this time around. Grab the foam wreath for your base and lay it flat on top of the felt. The felt will serve as the backside of the wreath. Using a rotary cutter, trace along the outer and inner rings of the foam, about ¼” away from the foam.

Step 1. Cut out felt

2. Turn the wreath over and secure the felt to the foam using the glue gun. You don’t need a whole lot of glue here because too much will melt the foam. When the backing is secure, go along the inner and outer edges as well and glue them against the sides. (Tip: It might be easier if you snip a few slits around the circle so that the fabric can lay flat as you glue it down.)

Step 2. Glue felt to foam

3. For the main filling of this wreath we’re using a 6 ft. garland that will be secured around the outer wall of the foam form. There is going to be extra at the end that we will use later in the wreath. To secure the garland you’re going to essentially “staple” it to the outer wall using the floral pins. Dip the pin ends into the hot glue pot (or apply a dab on each end using a glue gun) and then push it into the foam over the center stem of the garland. Hold the pin for a few seconds to let it set and be very careful not to burn yourself on the glue! Continue this process all the way around the wreath, securing it with pins as you go. When you reach the end, trim off whatever excess you have left of the garland. (You may want to look over the garland afterwards and add any extra pins you feel are necessary.)

Step 3. Attach garland with floral pins

4. Now take the leftover portion of the garland and deconstruct it by clipping off all the smaller branches. Going the same direction as the main garland, these smaller pieces are going around the center of the wreath. Dip the stem into glue (or dab some on with the glue gun) and simply push it into the foam and hold it for a few seconds to set. Work your way around the center using about six or seven of the branches.

Step 4. Attach remaining garland pieces

5. For the greenery portions, they are going to be spray painted! I chose to do this so that they would match the neutral theme of this project, and spray paint is a very easy watch to create your own matching florals. Trim off several mum branches (we will not use all of them) and all of the fern and eucalyptus branches. Take them to a well-ventilated area that you can spray paint them in, give them a couple of coats, and then let dry fully. It’s okay if a hint of green peeks through, I think it adds to the look!

Step 5. Paint the flowers and greenery

6. Once your greens are all dried then add them around the wreath in the same manner as the small garland branches. Tuck them into the foam by applying hot glue to the ends first and make sure they are going in the same direction as the garland. This is a full wreath so don’t be shy about this step! Fill in all the empty spaces to add a lot of dimension and interest.

Step 6. Add painted greenery

7. Next up are the maple leaves and mums. I added in just a few picks of maple leaves around the wreath because they are only accents to the garland and greenery we already finished. Along with that I only used about four branches of the mum bush because it is not a flower wreath, and you could even omit the flowers entirely and have it be just foliage!

Step 7. Add leaves and flowers

8. We will add in another subtle fall tone now with the mini pumpkins. I don’t want to be too on-the-nose with this wreath, so it is a nod to autumn without being a full pumpkin vibe. As before, put some hot glue on the pick stems and tuck the pumpkins all around using as many or little as you like.

Step 8. Add the pumpkins

You are all done now! This full wreath is such a gorgeous piece for a front door, I know I can’t wait to put this one on mine. Thank you so much Hobby Lobby for sponsoring this project. I was truly inspired by the amazing amount of creativity found all over the store and website. I hope you all get a chance to make this wreath and either keep it for yourself or give it as a gift to a loved one.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. All opinions are 100% mine.