Scarecrows, pumpkins and burnt orange leaves put us in the mood for Fall. We are getting ready for fall feels this year by making a cute Scarecrow Fall Wreath for our front porch decor.
Welcome to the July Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I chose to create a Scarecrow Fall Wreath
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My inspiration Pin HERE can be found on my Fall Decor board. She used a Dollar store Hula skirt to achieve the fall wheat straw look which I just love! I was not able to find the Hula skirt so I used Raffia.
More of our Pinterest Challenge projects!
- How To Make A Faux Hobnail Vase
- Painted Pine Cones
- Not Quite Mississippi Crockpot Roast
- Grilled Cheese Fries
How To Make A Scarecrow Wreath
Almost all of my supplies came for the Dollar store! I love a good frugal decor project, don’t you!
- 12″ Foam wreath form (craft supply store)
- 6 bunches of Fall silk leaf bunches
- 2 Small Faux pumpkins
- Mini hay bale
- Burlap ribbon to wrap wreath form
- Ribbon of choice for hanger
- Small Scarecrow on a Stick
- Hot Glue
Begin by wrapping the wreath form with the burlap ribbon and glue down the end using Hot Glue.
Next wrap the Raffia strips around the wreath tying each piece in a knot. My Raffia came from the Dollar store and there were three sets in each bag. Once you open the bag and unravel the raffia, you will see that each piece is in strips. It is not one long strip, thankfully.
I used a total of five bunches from two bags for this wreath.
Where Not to add Raffia! Skip a space at the top of the wreath to add your hanger. Because my Scarecrow Wreath design includes beautiful fall silk bunches and a Scarecrow, I skipped the bottom and half of each side as well. I used a push pin to hold my hanger in place while crafting the wreath. It was removed once the wreath was complete.
It will take a few minutes to add the Raffia and there is a trick to tying it without breaking. See the video for that demonstration.
My favorite part of wreath making is adding the fun pieces!
Hot glue the mini hay bale to the inside bottom of the wreath as shown above. My Scarecrow was on a stick which created the perfect tool for inserting him into the hay bale. I used a pair of snips to cut the stick to the correct size and positioned him into place.
No hot glue needed when adding the leaf picks. They will insert firmly into the foam wreath form. Use your snips to cut each stem from the bunch so you can insert each piece individually.
I started adding in the fall leaves on each side just under where the Raffia stops.
This particular wreath is crafted to match symmetrically on each side. Where I added an item on one side, I did the same on the other.
To keep the symmetry organized, I laid out my leaf picks on opposite sides of the wreath on my work table. I went back and forth from one side to the other matching the pieces as I added them.
Keep adding leaves until you achieve the fullness desired.
My goal was for the scarecrow to be sitting in a leaf pile. I think I achieved that look by sitting him on the hay bale and piling the leaves all around him. He will be a bright, happy and colorful greeting on our front door this fall!
Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Erlene – My Pinterventures • Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts
Alexandra – EyeLoveKnots • Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Chelc – Inside The Fox Den • Erin – The Usual Mayhem
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Lynne – My Family Thyme
Laurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies • Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After
Lauren – Mom Home Guide • Emily – Domestic Deadline
Debra – Shoppe No. 5 • Roseann – This Autoimmune Life
Terri – Our Good Life • Lisa – Blogghetti
Kelli – The Olympic Nest • Rebecca – Hello Central Avenue
Bri – Halfpint Design • Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed
Julie – Sum of their Stories • Habiba – Craftify My Love
Shirley • Intelligent Domestications
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