Forage a Wreath for Fall

Inspired by a walk in the woods, foraged acorns and pine cones come together to make this beautiful wreath.

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Fall Findings Wreath

It only took five items to make this simple fall wreath. Take a peek and see how you can make your own.

Gather Your Supplies

For this craft you will need: styrofoam wreath/ burlap ribbon/ pine cones/ acorns/ garden twine/ hot glue gun/ scissors. Note: Before crafting with acorns and pine cones, they must be prepped. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and cover with a layer of prewashed acorns, bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours at 200 degrees to dry them and eliminate bugs. Place pine cones in the oven with the acorns for the last hour of baking to crystallize the pine sap. 

Add the Burlap

Begin by wrapping the ribbon all the way around the wreath. Glue it in place as you go.

Around the Wreath

Once you have gone all the way around the wreath, glue the end of the burlap in place and cut off the excess. This will help the pine cones and acorns adhere to the wreath.

In the Fray

Trim frayed burlap.

Add the Hanger

Cut a bit of garden twine, loop it around the top, and knot it off to form a loop to hang the wreath later.

Begin Gluing

Begin gluing on the pine cones and the acorns, fitting them together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Larger Pieces First

Add in the larger pieces first followed by the smaller pieces.

Small Gaps

No matter how close you put the acorns and pine cones together there will be small little gaps.

Mind the Gap

To correct this, simply take smaller acorns and glue them into these spots to make the wreath full.

Check the Edges

Check the edges around the exterior and interior of the wreath for any spots that could use a little filling in.

Fill it In

Fill in any remaining gaps.

Ready for Use

Once complete, your wreath is ready to hang. Protect your wreath from direct contact with the weather and hungry squirrels. The wreath would also look lovely as a table centerpiece filled with a hurricane lamp and candle.

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