The past couple of days we have been working on our autumn wreath, it is perhaps a bit early I admit, yet while it is still quite warm here, there is a very tangible feeling of autumn approaching, so why not welcome it with a pretty wreath.
I was really excited to use the wreath base that I made during summer using grape vines.
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We started out by making felted acorn, I wet felted little balls simply by rolling tufts of wool roving between my palms, dipping it in hot water and adding a little dish soap. Keenan got busy selecting the caps off the acorns that we then hot glued the felted balls into.
Aren't they pretty, I love them!:)
To add a bit of sparkle I also glued some glitter onto a couple of the real acorns. I usually prefer simple, yet thought I would see how it looked, and decided to use these little glitter acorns on the wreath.
We also needle felted a few pumpkins, Kaleena made the one for the wreath, and the others we will use for our nature table. I found directions on how make these here.
Kaleena did a really great job with her pumpkin, this is the first time she used the needle without the cookie cutter to assist her like here.
Besides our handmade treasures we also used all these natural beauties, which we found on our walk today
Keenan made this with his glue gun, little berries in an acorn cap...
Which inspired me to make these
And here it is all finished,
I think it turned out lovely, with just enough of each of the different elements included. I used hot glue to attach most of the decorations, except for the greens that could be easily woven into the wreath
~A very happy Tuesday to y'all~