Fall is such a great season for decorating your house from the inside out. This year I decided to make my own wreath and went straight to Pinterest for some ideas.
The last wreath I made involved wrapping with yarn and I found that although it turned out beautiful, it was way too time consuming. So as I searched Pinterest I had a few guides I wanted to follow for myself. It must be simple, inexpensive and quick to make.
When I ran across the Candy Corn Fall Wreath posted at The House of Smiths I could tell right away that it was simple and inexpensive but wasn’t sure yet how quick it would be to make. But I loved the wreath so much that I decided to go for it!
The Candy Corn Fall Wreath
The original wreath and supplies were for a much smaller wreath than what I felt would look nice on my front door. So, of course, increasing the size increased the cost. If you are on a tighter budget and yet love this wreath- then try the smaller version to cut your cost in half.
- a 17 inch Styrofoam wreath form
- 2 yards of a neutral tan color fabric
- 1 yard of orange fabric
- 1 yard of yellow fabric
- A package of Pins
- Black ribbon
I took 1 yard of the tan fabric and cut it into strips. I then wrapped the wreath form with the strips, using pins to secure the fabric.
Next you cut the remainder of the tan fabric as well as the yellow and the orange fabric into 4 inch squares.
Folding the square in half one way and then in half the other- you then pin the fabric square into the styrofoam. The goal is for it to represent candy corn so put your orange on the bottom, yellow on each side in the middle and the tan on the top.
Optionally you can place a black ribbon bow on the center of the top- I thought it was a beautiful touch.
Type of Fabric to Use
The type of fabric to use in the candy corn fall wreath is truly up to you. I bought very basic cotton for the yellow and orange because it was cheap and actually the only fabric in the colors I needed at my small Walmart (the only place in town I can buy fabric). However, I used a thicker canvas-like material for the tan fabric.
I found I could use less of the thicker material in order to get the full look. The yellow and orange was thinner fabric and would not fill the space as well and would also lay down, giving it more bare spots. If you choose a thinner fabric- you may want to buy an extra half a yard so you can really fill it in full.
The Candy Corn Fall Wreath surprisingly did not take much time to
make! Cutting the squares was quick to do and I
would say over all I spent about an hour making the wreath. I did not do it all at once so that hour is an estimate.
I felt it was well worth the time to make and I think it looks just beautiful!
Thanks, TheHouseofSmiths.com, for sharing!