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Raise your hand if you are ready for fall.
I have been ready since about May. I am far from a Summer person, and always crave sweater weather.
Recently, I was driving around running errands in the crazy hot and humid Oregon summer weather and I came across something absolutely beautiful.
The tiniest hint of fall.
I spotted some leaves starting to turn and that kicked me into full gear. Man am I ready for fall!
I don’t like heat, sun, bleh. I am a true Oregon girl who craves the damp and gray months. And all of that starts with the beginning of fall. So ever since I spotted that little sign that fall is on it’s way, I have started diving in.
I have brought my sweaters back out, bought some new fall clothes with the great back to school deals going on, and began the decorating the house.
Almost as if I am summoning fall to get here a little faster!
While I was out that day running errands, I decided to stop into the Dollar Tree and see what kinds of fall decor they might have.
I snagged some super cute ceramic pumpkins that match my year round decor, and also cam across some really pretty fake flowers.
The Dollar Tree usually isn’t my go to for fake flowers, but these ones were actually really pretty! My first idea was to stick them in some mini mason jars along with the pumpkins. Then I came across a few naked wreaths and the cutest idea of a DIY fall wreath came to mind.
I love making wreaths for all sorts of occasions, but the DIY wreaths can get pretty spendy since wreaths themselves are usually $15-20 on their own. Then add in all the fake flowers and greenery and it would have just been cheaper to buy a brand new one from Joann’s.
But my idea for a DIY fall wreath was only going to cost me $3. $1 for the wreath and $2 for two stems of fall flowers. So I decided to go for it!
My original idea was to hot glue the flowers onto the wreath after popping them off of their stems, but that idea was thrown away when I couldn’t find my hot glue gun. Seriously. No where to be found. I am assuming I accidentally tossed it during our recent move.
But I really didn’t want to tackle taking the twins out just for a hot glue gun that I’d probably find next week somewhere around the house. So I improvised.
I decided to use some simple black thread I had laying around the house instead. The idea was to loop the thread around the plastic bulb of the flowers, then loop and tie it to the wreath. I wasn’t sure if it would work out or not, but I decided to go for it.
Luckily, it turned out! I think that the flowers might even be more secure than if I would have used hot glue because of the thread wrapping!
Keep reading for the step by step, how to, on making a cheap and easy dollar store fall wreath!
Cheap and Easy DIY Dollar Store Fall Wreath
- Pull flowers off plastic stems. They should pop right off if you’ve never done this before! Pull a few of the leaves off as well
- Cut thread into foot long pieces. Cut as many pieces as you have flowers
- Craft an idea for how you want your fall wreath to look. I liked the idea of a couple flowers in the top left corner, then a single one on the bottom right corner
- To place your first flower, wrap your thread underneath the plastic bulb. Make one end of the string pull clock wise, and the other end counter clock wise as to secure the thread to the flower base
- Loop thread around the sticks inside of the grapevine wreath. I did figure eights around two of the sticks where I wanted my flowers and then tied the two ends together! If you grabbed a different wreath, wrap the thread around the entire wreath a few times before knotting the ends of the thread
- Repeat process with your floral design. I filled in a few spots with some of the leaves left on the flower stems
- Cut lose thread ends
- That’s it! Hang on door, decorative wall, wherever you desire!
Cheap, and surprisingly easy right? And no messy hot glue gun strings everywhere!
I hope you love your DIY dollar store fall wreath, and I would love to see how they turn out! If you craft one up, put it on Instagram and tag @twinsandcoffeepnw or #twinsandcoffee.
Can’t wait to see what you guys create!