Until now, I've had the same Fall wreath for about 10 years. I bought it at Pier 1 and it was one of the first things I purchased when I got a job there in college. It was adorable and had a little scarecrow sitting on a bunch of twigs wrapped in a circle. He's been through a handful of moves and every year I bust him out of the bin to discover he's missing another piece. One year, he lost a patch on his pants, the next his nose was gone, then one year I couldn't find the button that was his eye. Yes, he's a scarecrow and missing pieces is "charming" but after a while, a faceless, patch-less scarecrow is just a male doll sitting on a wreath. Creepy.
So this year I combined my need for a new wreath with my stress and frustration, plus some cheap craft supplies and about 20 minutes of free time.
All I used was:
• A Fall floral bundle from Michael's
• Wired edge ribbon
• A foam insulator tube thing (probably not what it's really called)
• Duct tape.
(Please ignore my stained ironing board. ugh.)
I first duct taped the foam insulator tube thing's ends together to form a circle.
It's way cheaper (50 cents for the foam insulator tube thing plus duct tape) to do this instead of buying the foam rings at a craft store for $10+ so the choice was obvious.
Next I wrapped the tube with the wire ribbon. I used no glue or pins for this because the wire ribbon has wires on the edges. I poked them into the foam insulator tube thing to secure, then covered it up and kept wrapping.
Then I made a simple tie to finish it off. Again the wiring is nice and helps it stay in place.
I started clipping stems from the fall floral bundle and tucking them into the wraps of the ribbon.
Again, no glue, because the ribbon was tightly wrapped so it made for a snug fit.
I kept tucking stems until I liked what I saw. And I like what I see now. This took barely any time, and it'll do until I get a better scarecrow wreath next year.