Fall is one of my favorite seasons (next to summer of course) and it’s right around the corner! I could not be more excited! Fall in New England is just the best! The air is crisp. (I mean sweater weather anyone?) The leaves change to beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow and who doesn't love a stroll through a county fair or an apple orchard? One of my favorite parts of Fall is the decorating! Everything becomes so much more cozy and welcoming in the Fall. It's a time where we once again start welcoming friends and family into our homes. What better way to greet your guests than with this easy DIY scarecrow wreath?
To make it even easier to get started on this wreath, I listed links to the materials I used in this project! I’m ready to start! Are you? Let’s go over our material list.
This is such an adorable wreath! All your friends will be wondering where you got it from! Won’t they be surprised when you tell them you made it! Don’t be afraid to get the kids involved too! DIY’s are so much more fun when you work together! Ok, now that we have our materials ready let’s get started!
Our first step is to take a pipe cleaner and wrap it around the two inner rims of the wreath frame. Continue the process rotating wrappings between the inner rims and outer rims of the frame. (I know it seems weird at first but trust me this works!)
Repeat until wreath rim has about 20-30 pipe cleaners and don't worry we’ll go back and fill in the empty spaces later.
Once all of our pipe cleaners are placed it's time to cut our mesh!
We are going to cut our mesh into 8 inch strips.
I alternated between orange, gold, brown and green mesh. I started with orange. I cut about 40 strips. Remember, they are 8 inches each. Then repeated the process with the other colors.
Once all of the mesh is cut, take one of the 8 inch pieces (honestly the color you choose to work with first doesn’t matter, I chose orange) and roll it horizontally so it makes a long tube. Once you have one piece rolled, take another piece of mesh and repeat the process. (You’ll need two rolls per pipe cleaner, as shown in the picture above) Don’t be afraid to get creative! You can mix and match the colors of the tubes or keep both colors the same. (I chose to keep each color the same. So I had 2 orange tubes together in one pipe cleaner)
Holding your newly formed tubes in the middle, place them in a pipe cleaner and twist shut. I normally twist the ends about three times. (See Above) And don't worry, we’ll remove the excess later. You can decide to have the tubes horizontal, vertical or a mix of both!
Continue the process with the rest of the mesh until the wreath is full, making sure any holes are covered. Remember to press the mesh together to fill any holes.
*This next step is optional- I really wanted the wreath to be cohesive with the theme of the scarecrow so I added Fall Ribbons to certain spots of the wreath. I used my judgement when placing the ribbon so this is another great way to get creative and really make the wreath your own!
I decided to use two different ribbons, one that was olive green with a gold accent and the other was a plaid ribbon with gold accents. First I cut about 7 pieces of each ribbon, that were about 11 inches each. *Side note: I bought wired ribbon but ended up taking the wire out of the strips before I added them to the wreath.
To add the ribbon, flip the wreath over do you can see the wire rims. Take one piece of ribbon and fold it in half horizontally. Then feed the ribbon through the rim of the wreath. Tie the ribbon in a knot and pull through so the ribbon shows against the mesh. When you are happy with the placement of your ribbon, take your scissors and cut diagonally across the last half inch to an inch of the end of the ribbon to make pointed tails. Repeat the process until you are satisfied with how the ribbon looks in your wreath.
Once your wreath is full, take your wire cutters and clip the excess off the pipe cleaners.
Our last step is to attach our scarecrow. I used a floral wire to attach the scarecrow to the wreath. The first thing we have to do is turn the wreath over (I know it's the last time I promise!) Place the scarecrow facedown on the back of the wreath. Next take the floral wire and string it through the sides, top and bottom of the scarecrow. Wrap each end of the floral wire around the rim of the wreath and twist shut. Adjust the scarecrow as needed. And just like that, your scarecrow wreath has come to life!
Now it’s time you enjoy your own scarecrow wreath! If you tried out this DIY we’d love to see your wreaths! Show them off in the comments below!
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Hi Everyone! Nice to meet you! I'm Alexa, one of the owners of Flipping Stones! Join my wonderful business partners, Gabriel, Marco and I as we explore everything DIY from Flipping Furniture to Handmade Jewelry and even to Gabe and Marco's Flea Market Flip adventures! I'm so excited for you to take this journey with us!