Hang up a harvest welcome!
Fresh-picked apples and farmstand sunflowers inspired Yvonne Pratt at Stonegableblog.com to create this wreath! “I just recycled an old twig wreath by adding faux fruit, flowers and an initial with lots of hot glue— easy-peasy!” WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
❑ 2 identical grapevine wreaths, each about 2/3 the width of your front door (Yvonne recommends doubling the wreaths to get a fuller designer effect.) ❑ Floral wire (Yvonne used brown-paper covered wire to blend with the twig wreath base.)
❑ Wired burlap ribbon (like striped wired ribbon 2 1/2"-wide from Papermart.com)
❑ Faux green apples
❑ Faux sunflowers (like Orange Sunflower Bush by Ashland® from Michaels.com)
❑ 7 stems of twiggy flowers (like Bloom Room Hops Spray in Green from Joann.com)
❑ 1 stem of leaves (like Artificial Foliage Nandina Branch from Amazon.com)
❑ Initial (like Unfinished Wooden Letter from The-CraftsOutlet.com)
❑ Acrylic craft paint (for initial)
❑ Hot glue 1 Secure two twig wreaths together with wire. For stability, Yvonne wires them at the top and the bottom.
2 Tie and glue bow to the top. Then glue the apples to the bottom using our photo as a guide. 3 Cut flower and leaves short and glue them on.
Then fill in with a few sprigs on the bottom around the apples.
4 Paint the initial the color of your choice. (Yvonne chose black to echo the color of the stripes in her burlap ribbon.) Glue the initial to the wreath.
Show it off through Thanksgiving!