Mabon Wreath

Fall is amazing!  I am trying to become more creative so decided to attempt making my first wreath.

Mabon Wreath

I saw this posted and thought, wow this looks great!  This was my inspiration but I wanted to make apples too and try and see if they would work on a wreath.

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Materials Needed:

  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Puzzle pieces
  • Red & orange paint
  • Ribbon for stems & to hang

 

I cut circles out of a cardboard box with an x-acto knife, using cups as template and a large bowl for the wreath.   Then painted half red and the other half orange.

Then I took some puzzle pieces and painted them red and orange.  The first ones were already dry by the time I finished painting so I heated up the glue gun then started glueing puzzle pieces on.   How many pieces you will need is a personal decision, I started painting some red ones but they were too small and I hit up the dollar store again to get some bigger pieces.  I found 5-6 big pieces worked.  I tried glueing the small pieces I had done previously on to embelish, but found I preferred without so didn’t do it with the pumpkin ones.
I took a small puzzle piece and a brown marker and painted 6 stalks.  Then I cut up some ribbons and glued a stem and 1-2 ribbons on each pumpkin/apple.

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I glued them alternating on the wreath, then I glued some brown ribbon on the back to hang it.

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I was really happy with the results.  My first real attempt at something crafty/decorating related.  What do you guys think?  Do you prefer to just buy a premade wreath or make something more to your tastes




 

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37 comments

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    Brenda G. says:

    Fall is my favorite time of the year. Halloween, my birthday, and scary movies.These crafts look like a lot of fun. I must try this with the family.

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      Hil says:

      If you do make something and remember/feel like coming back and sharing I would love to see it! This was my first big crafty thing so I love seeing other people’s inspiration too! and Thank you!

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    Deanna @ Play Dough & Popsicles says:

    I LOVE IT!! This is so stinking cute! I have used puzzle pieces before for art projects but I LOVE how you made a wreath with it!! Thank you so much for sharing with #made4kids! I hope you come back and share with us next week too!!

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    Kim says:

    Hil, this is a great fall project! I just picked up some puzzles at Goodwill to do some Christmas crafts. I am so excited that you are linking up at #made4kids! Did you happen to see the other two projects I have going. I am hosting a bimonthly craft challenge http://www.theresourcefulmama.com/kid-craft-challenge/. I am aslo putting together a Homemade Kid Ornament blog hop for November. You can find details here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/homemadekidornament/.

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    Madelene Smyrl says:

    I have purchased this one brand to bracelet some times. Every one is ultra sweet, prepared well, does not tarnish furthermore meaningful based on that a person you buy then who your offer that to.

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