Fall is the perfect time for a bit of rustic decor, don’t you think? Warm fuzzies are everywhere— in the cozy sweaters, bonfires, pumpkin spice candles, and hot drinks in gloved hands. It just seems like a great time to decorate with wooden, outdoorsy elements. So I thought I’d make a charmingly rustic fall wreath with a nod to a Mid-Century icon most of us can appreciate— the starburst.
Check out how simple it is to make your own!
-scissors (or jig saw if you’re using wood or hardboard)
-hot glue gun
Step One: Cut out a circle with a hole in the center as the base of your wreath. I used cardboard for mine, but if you are using yours where it will be exposed to the elements, you should cut out hardboard or .25″ plywood for this.
Step Two: Use hot glue to affix sticks to the wreath backing. Begin with the longer sticks evenly spaced and fill in with shorter sticks. Try to vary the lengths of sticks randomly. I cut the sticks as I went along.
Step Three: Make yarn pom poms to simulate cotton puffs. To make a small pom pom, just wrap some yarn around a fork, then tie a yarn knot in the middle of the fork (enclosing all the loops you made). Pull the loops off the fork and cut the sides of them with sharp scissors. Trim and fluff the pom pom until you’re satisfied with how it looks.
Step Four: When you have enough pom poms to cover the interior circle of the wreath, glue them in place. I pushed mine into the twigs a little and used quite a bit of glue to make sure the pom poms were there to stay.
If you’re into yarn crafts and have a wooded yard (like me), this wreath can be practically free to make! –Mandi