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DIY Autumn Wreath

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We have started a new tradition in our home – making our own autumn wreath. This was a great family activity and was really fun. Everything apart from the glue was collected from the woods. The best bit of our adventure was getting our wellies on and finding some acorns, chestnuts and fallen leaves in different colours.

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My daughter Mia, loved finding her favourite leaves and nuts. There was literally 100,000’s but these stood out for her πŸ˜€.Β wreath 9

My husband actually made the ring/ frame for the wreath as we were walking around the woods. He weaved 3 bendy branches. This was so much better than my suggestions as it was natural and fitted well with the other bits and pieces.

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I used my glue gun to secure the acorns back into their cups (I’m guessing that’s what they’re calledπŸ€”) .

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As I was gluing away, Mia was weaving the leaves into the ring/ frame. I was surprised how good she was at it as she’s only 5, but she found the little gaps and pushed the leaves through.

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I then secured some of the leaves with glue and stuck on the oak leaves which were still on small branches.

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Finally, Mia chose where to glue the chestnuts and acorns and I glued them on (burning myself several timesπŸ™ˆ).

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We love the finished product and it has been hanging on our front door all week. It’s now a bit brown and crispy but still makes us smile as we approach our home.

We have a large holly tree in our garden so we will be trying out a Christmas one soonπŸŽ„.

Please comment below if you found this helpful. You can follow my blog via email (at the bottom of the page) we have been busy with lots of Autumn crafts and uploading soon.

Jaimi xx

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24 Comments

  1. This is such a fab idea! I love going for walks in autumn is such a fun thing to do!!!

    1. We love it too, we’ve been 4 times this week. There is a woods near me where in the spring it’s covered in bluebells – I keep remembering too late though. Hopefully next year.

  2. I love a good DIY! You have an AMAZING blog! Followed you to stay up to date on all of your latest and greates!

    1. Aww thanks Shana that’s really nice of you to say 😊 we have been so busy – just need the time to write all about it now x

  3. What a lovely activity to do with family! This is such a fantastic idea, I hope I get the time to try this project soon!
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    1. It really was fun – I hope you do πŸ™‚

  4. This would be such a fun activity with my kids! I love this idea and want to apply it to the holiday season since I already bought one for the fall. thank you! Great tradition!

    1. You’re welocme 😊I am looking forward to trying the Christmas one – we found a little pair of antlers (tree decoration) we might add to it also.

  5. messylifesorted says:

    Such a fun idea! Definitely a nice way of getting the kids involved πŸ™‚

    1. My daughter loved collecting the bits and making the craft so it was win-win πŸ˜€

  6. I am totally in love with all things fall unfortunately there is no fall here in Barbados . This is an awesome idea . A family bonding experience and a chance to be creativeπŸ˜ƒ

    1. Oooo Barbados 😍 we got married in St Lucia and the plane stopped there on the way – I soo wanted to get out and have a look. I do enjoy the 4 seasons though – many hate English weather x

      1. You should visit one day 😁

  7. tayjajea says:

    This is seriously awesome. Never would have thought of making the base that way! How cool!

    1. Me neither πŸ™ˆ I can’t take the credit – my husbands idea and handy work x

  8. hollybbaking says:

    What a wonderful Fall tradition! I think I might need to do this!

    1. Go for it Holly! x

  9. Love this! I’ve been thinking about making a wreath for a while. I collected some conkers the other day (still a child at heart!) so I might have to go on the hunt for the rest πŸ™‚

    1. Haha the people who are still a child at heart are my favourite kind πŸ˜ƒ. I want to play conkers again – on a shoelace. I’m sure there was a trick soaking the conker in something to make them stronger πŸ€”

  10. This is a brilliant idea I love how you’ve used all natural things looks like you had a great time.

    1. We really did, I think we’ll keep it up until we swap it for a Christmas one πŸŽ„

  11. Love this idea!! Such a cute thing to do with your daughter and can’t wait to see how the Christmas one turns out πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks – I can’t wait either πŸŽ„πŸŽ…

  12. […] To see the DIY tutorial on our Autumn wreath (still hanging in our door, just brown and crispier) – click here. […]

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