DIY: Autumn Harvest Wreath
I once had a yoga instructor mention in class that 'meditation can be hard work, but gardening is so beautiful'. That's how I feel about arts and crafts. It's a very meditative activity. It's great exercise for your creative muscle, it's relaxing and in the end you've produced something beautiful to share. I've always loved getting lost in the creation of a DIY project. Last week I was craving my creative escape so I went to my local craft store, grabbed some supplies and started putting them all together. Best of all, it cost me less than $14!!
Here's what you need:
- Glue gun and extra glue sticks
- Plain twig wreath
- Fall harvest accessories ( leaves, gourdes, pine cones etc)
- Glitter (optional...but I always feel it's necessary)
- Place all fall harvest accessories on the table with your wreath and slowly begin to layer and cluster them together. I like to work in sections and map it out before I start to glue so I have a general idea where I'm going.
- It's a good idea to have a vision but if you need creative help you can use a picture of a wreath you really like as a sample design guide.
- The key to making it look full is to layer different colours and textures. I was lucky I found the gold glitter leaves at the craft store.
- Every so often step back and look at your wreath from a far and you can see where and what you need to fill in.
Simple, simple, simple. Hang it on your front door and have everyone wonder where you bought it!