Simple Grain and Leaf Fall Wreath – 2 Ways

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Holy tits is it chilly out, guys. This is some October weather, not September. I felt like I was jumping the gun a bit with fall decor, but nope, nature says fall is arriving early.

I attempted to make a minimalist wreath for fall because I was feeling really simple and like I didn’t need a lot going on. Turns out, I need a lot. Which I should have known since my house always looks like Christmas threw up on it, so why not the same for fall? Anyways, it’s how I ended up with two wreath results!

She’s helping, she swears.

What you’ll need:

A macrame gold hoop. An embroidery hoop also works in a pinch.
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Leaves (from Michael’s or the Dollar Store, wherever. Shit, you can use real leaves if you’re feeling fancy)
Wheat (I know, mine is actually rye, but I took it from my garden. If you’ve rye or barley growing in your garden, use that! If you’re not ridiculous like me and have grains in your garden, a local craft store, some garden centers, or possibly Dollarama will have what you need!)

Step 1.

Tie your desired grain into little bundles. For a fuller wreath, tie them into 2-4 bundles. For wreath option 1, only use 2 bundles. For wreath option 2, use 4.

Place your grain bundles a little lower on the side. You want it to start showing off the whole side of the hoop, and not just at the top.

Mess around and see how full you’d like your wreath. You can even glue the grain on and rip it off after if you hate it. Just make sure you have enough to use in case you fuck the grain up when you rip it off. If you’re trying to use what you have and don’t have enough for multiple bundles, spread your wheats out so it looks fuller when on the hoop.

Step 2.

Glue your wheat to the side of your hoop, adding the second bundle a little higher up. Only glue to one side for option 1, glue to both sides for option 2. Don’t worry if the bottoms of your grain pops out; you’ll just cut it off once the glue dries.

Step 3.

Grab your leaves and start placing them in the middle of the bottom of your wreath. You can cover up any of the bits of grain that doesn’t look great, you can use tons of leaves, you can use one or three leaves, see what works best before gluing them! 5 leaves, slightly layered, worked the best for me (uneven numbers always look better) for a full, yet simple wreath.

Step 4.

Glue your leaves onto the hoop.

Step 5.

Tie some twine to the top of your hoop, making a loop to hang it on the door.

If you’re going with option 1, you may want to add a little weight to the other side of your hoop to even it out. This could legit just be twine glued to the back that no one will see. Just something that will keep it even.

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