If you have been visiting this blog during the last few weeks you have already spied today’s project. My Fall Branch Basket Wreath has been showing itself off all September.
Along with my Pumpkin Painted Welcome Mat, the Branch Basket Wreath’s bright ribbon greeted our guests. It’s happy yellow flowers were blowing in the breeze as I invited you into our home for a Southern Fall Home Tour.
Many of my sweet readers have already asked about my latest door decor. Well, wait no more because today’s the day I’m sharing this fall decor project with you!
Branch Basket Wreath: Supplies Needed
- gathered branches
- a sturdy empty box
- scrapbook paper
- a bundle of flowers and grasses from the craft store
- green moss
- florist foam
- ribbon for hanging
- garden pruners for trimming branches
- hot glue
Start by gather an armhold of thin, fairly straight branches. I’m always looking for something fun the children and I can do together. So we spent one afternoon exploring our backyard looking for fallen branches. Thanks to Al Roker and Winter Storm Pax our yard is still full of little branches that snapped under the ice.
The “basket” part of the wreath is an empty Borax box that I cut an inch off the top of. A pretty little stick basket with the word Borax shining through the front was not the look I was going for. Wrapping the box with light green scrapbook paper solved that problem.
Next it’s time to prep the branches you’ve gathered. The branches will need to be a tad longer than the box you have chosen. Our branches were very dry so snapping them to the correct length was easy. But you may need to use garden pruners if the sticks are too thick or green.
Puzzle piece the trimmed branches together to cover the front and sides of the box using hot glue. I love the little fungi growing on a few of the sticks!
Once the “branch basket” is finished it’s time to fill it up with flowers and grasses. Secure a block of floral foam half way into the empty box then begin to fill the basket with flowers and grasses. Fill in with green moss.
I fell in love with these bright yellow flowers from Hobby Lobby. I love their papery, wispiness but have no clue what species of flower they are supposed to be.
A little green moss placed on the front fills in any gaps between the branches and adds color and texture to the basket.
To attached the ribbon, I cut a slit in each side of the basket then poked it through and tied a knot. The pretty bow at the top is a faker. That means I tied it then hot glued it to the top of the ribbon. 😉
Oh! I almost forgot the tips of the branches I added among the flowers. Love those curves!
I hope you have been inspired to welcome Fall, family, and friends with your own Branch Basket Wreath!
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