Thanksgiving Ideas

How to Make a Rectangular Rustic Fall Wreath

This simple and sophisticated wreath brings a natural element to holiday decor. Its versatility allows you to hang it on a door or use it flat on a table as a centerpiece.

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Materials Needed:

  • rectangular-shaped floral foam
  • ruler
  • marker
  • serrated knife
  • one bag light reindeer moss
  • one bag mixed moss
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • dried mushrooms and flowers
  • fresh or artificial pears, apples or gourds
  • pinecones and/or seed pods
  • florist wire
  • florist spikes
  • hemp twine
  • wire cutters
  • scissors

Measure and Cut Foam

Use ruler to measure foam to desired size and mark with permanent marker (Image 1). This wreath measures 18 inches by 12 inches with each side measuring 3 inches wide. Use large serrated knife to cut floral foam on marked lines (Image 2). Tip: This is a messy process that is best done outside.

Insert Dried Mushrooms

Use wire cutters to clip dried mushroom wire stems to approximately three inches long (Image 1). Insert stems into floral foam to secure into place (Image 2). Tip: If dried mushrooms aren't available, any large, flat dried floral can be used.

Add Dried Flowers

Trim dried flowers to desired length (approximately 5 to 7 inches is ideal) and bundle by wrapping stems with 15-inch length of florist wire (Image 1). Tuck flower in desired location, wrap florist wire around wreath form and twist ends together to secure in place (Image 2). Some flowers may have strong enough stems to stick directly into foam. Tuck flowers all around mushrooms until wreath looks full. Foam on sides and under flowers will be visible at this point (Image 3). Tip: Use three varieties of dried flowers, all in the same color family, to provide texture and prevent the wreath from looking too busy.

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