It’s Autumn!  Time to pull out the pumpkins, wreaths, and other favorite Fall decorations.  :)

I decided to make a wreath – my first time putting one together myself.  It was a blast to make and I love the way it turned out!

I was inspired by this tutorial but decided to go with an autumn theme instead of Halloween.  I did love the feathery boa idea though and decided to incorporate that in mine.

Here’s how I made it and what materials I used:

Note:  Many of these things can be purchased at the dollar store!

6-inch width tulle by the spool (I REALLY recommend buying by the spool) from BBCrafts
(I used red, orange, black, and chocolate brown)
Wreath form from Michaels (Styrofoam would probably be best but this one was straw) ($5.00)
Pre-made orange ribbon from Michaels ($2.00)
6-foot feather boa from Michaels ($1.99)
Owl from Michaels ($2.50 with 50% off coupon)
Leaves snipped from leaf garland bought for 50% off last Fall from Michaels
Glue gun

1.  Begin by cutting all of your tulle into about 10 x 6 inch strips.  You can play with the measurements until you have the length you want, it’s really up to you.  And if you’re smart enough to buy by the spool it’ll be REALLY easy.  I bought my first bunch of tulle by the yard from Joann Fabrics and that is really a pain to get to the right length and width.  Just extra work, ya know?

2.  Next, start tying the black strips around the  wreath form.  This is the fun (and most time-consuming) part!  Leave the ends pretty short, you don’t need these ends to stick out on the sides too much if you want it to look more Fall-ish than Halloween-ish.  Tie chunks of orange, brown, and red, leaving the ends longer and fluffy.

3.  When you’re satisfied with the way it looks, start hot gluing your boa around the edge of the wreath where the tulle is knotted.

4.  Hot glue the owl, bow, and leaves into place and you’re done!

Hang it up!  I decided I wanted this one inside so I can enjoy it.  :)

And now here’s a close-up of my little owl…

Isn’t he a cutie?  :)

If you make a tulle wreath inspired by this one, I hope you’ll come back and leave a comment with a link to it or email me the picture so I can see!  :)

 

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