Autumn Wreath / D.I.Y. Project

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Autumn is here! I found a vintage hat the other day made of velvet and knew I wanted to recreate it into a wreath in these warm fall colors. It's simple but rich and creates a nice touch to our entry way.

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Step One: Gather Supplies. You'll need a half wreath form, 1/2 yard of fabric to wrap around your wreath form, velvet in three different colors (1/4 yard each), 1.5 yards of 2" wide satin ribbon in a coordinating color to use on your wreath, 1 yard of wide satin ribbon for hanging your wreath. Embroidery needle and coordinating embroidery thread.

Step Two: Cut your 1/2 yard of fabric into long strips to wrap around your wreath form. Then secure it by stitching it together at the beginning and end with embroidery thread.

3Step Three: Cut your velvet yardage into four lengths of 4.5" x 22". Fold each long side in so that the two sides almost meet in the middle. Iron on low heat so the edges will hold. Skip this step with your satin ribbon.

Step Four: Fold your strip in half lengthwise and then open it so that it lies as it does above. Repeat with each strip of velvet so that you have four of each color. Repeat with your satin ribbon.

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Step Five:
Place your first four colors so that they are arranged as above. They should overlap slightly. If they are longer, trim the ends.

Step Six: Add in each additional layer so that the points fan out slightly and the ends are all tucked in.

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Step Seven:
Start with one piece of velvet and layer the ends on top of each other (slightly). Then stitch them to the fabric wrapped around your wreath form. Knot to secure and trim ends. Repeat with each strip, checking your progress as you go.

Step Eight: Once the ends of each strip has been secured, stitch the very tip down onto the velvet strip beneath it so that it won't be seen. This will secure it.

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As simple as drinking a latte. Or at least just as enjoyable.

Add a huge satin bow, leather leaves, or a cute little figurine to customize your own velvet wreath. Happy crafting! xo. Rachel

  • I, too, found some last year for a great price. About the same time I got my hands on a bazillion old sqruae dresser drawers don’t ask . I decorated the outside of the boxes with the jute, used nailhead trim on every end to hold it in place, drilled drainage holes, planted herb gardens and gave them/sold them. They were fabulous! Thanks for reminding me to buy that great deal even if I don’t know what I’ll do with it yet.

  • There’s something about fall that just makes me want to wrap myself in velvet. Now my house can be wrapped in velvet too haha! 😀

  • This is so pretty and looks really easy to make! Can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing!

  • Love this! Fall wreaths make me so happy…it makes me excited about what is to come. I love this season!

  • I love this! It’s perfect fall weather here in RVA and I’ll be crafting up a storm this weekend and just might have to make my own wreath too!

    <3

  • This is such a fun idea! I just decorated our house for fall but I will have to keep this open for next year!!! Happy weekend! Oh, check out my jewelry giveaway!

    ~Mrs.C 😉

  • this is just lovely, i think i will try and add a huge bow. thanks elsie for all the amazing give aways right now!

  • I love wreaths on doors, this is a great idea for one.

    Zoe

    http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

  • What a fun idea. This would look so cute on the front door of my apartment. XO, Rae

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

  • omg so cute!! i love your DIY projects! 🙂

    http://lovesimplegreen.blogspot.com

  • I love your DIY projects! They’re so fun and unique.

    -Kat
    http://certainsomethingvtg.etsy.com

  • aw that is adorable! and I love the chalk board too, so cute

    -meesch
    http://www.aperfectkindofday.com

  • Yay! Fall is my favorite season, and this is so cute!

    http://www.thoreausdaughter.com/

  • Nice nice. I love velvet. I don’t think I’ll have time to try this this year (full-time student) but maybe next.

    –Jaclyn T
    Silver Twig Necklace GIVEAWAY @ my blog:
    http://positiveponderings.blogspot.com/2011/09/necklace-giveaway.html

  • Love this! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I am always looking for another cute fall decoration

  • Aww this is such a sweet DIY! I love the colors that you used too, very cute!! XO.

  • oh goodness so cute! i was thinking of how my wreath looked very summery right now and needed a fall touch…just in time! 🙂 -Lo

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