Nothing says autumn like the color orange. Whether we’re talking leaves, pumpkins or fuzzy sweaters, it’s the hue of the season and perfect for a modern fall wreath.
Gather some orange fabric and festive ribbon to make this wreath that transitions from Labor Day to Halloween to Thanksgiving with ease.
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Modern Fall Wreath Tutorial
By swapping out the ribbon, you can use this wreath for all the fall holidays (aka fallidays).
- Orange fabric (amount varies)
- Iron and ironing board
- Wreath form
- Tacky glue to use on the Styrofoam
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks to use on the fabric
- Ribbon (pick a few for the different holidays!)
Cut and Iron the Fabric Strips
Start by cutting long strips of fabric about four inches wide. Fold them in half and iron them, so they are about two inches wide (folded on one side and frayed on the other).
Attach Fabric to the Wreath Form
Use tacky glue (not hot glue) to attach the first strip of fabric to the wreath. Don’t use hot glue directly on the Styrofoam.
Glue Fabric Around the Fall Wreath
Then you can start gluing the fabric around the wreath, using hot glue on the fabric but not the Styrofoam. Overlap the fabric as you go, so that the folded edge covers the frayed edge.
Adding a New Fabric Strip: When you get to the end of a fabric strip, glue it down to the fabric on the wreath. Then attach a new fabric strip over it by folding the edge over itself and gluing it down, so all the frayed edges are hidden. Check out the video to see how it works.
Finish Gluing Down the Fabric
Keep gluing the fabric all the way around the wreath. When you get to the end, leave yourself enough extra fabric to cover up the beginning edge.
Fold over the frayed edge of the last bit of fabric, glue it to itself and completely cover the wreath form as shown in the video. Make sure all the frayed edges are glued and hidden under the fabric.
Add a Festive Ribbon
Once the glue sets, cut some festive ribbon to your desired length and tie a bow to hang the wreath. You might want to avoid any knots so that you can easily swap out the ribbon for different fall holidays.
I used a black and white polka dot ribbon for my Halloween decor and a rustic brown ribbon for fall and Thanksgiving.
Add More Halloween Decor
You might want to pick up some extra fabric and make these Halloween cone trees to match your wreath. Then spruce up your front porch with retro pumpkins and spooky decor.