Fall crafting is one of the exciting ways to spend time between October and November. As a Disney Enthusiast, every craft needs to have a touch of the Disney Magic spiced in. Recently, my husband, acknowledging my artist side, had the great idea to make a wreath for every holiday of our first year of marriage. Of course, I was thrilled and touched by this sweet gesture to brighten a stressful week. We went to Hobby Lobby and purchased the following for our first wreath for our first Married Fall Season.
Items: A Box Style Wreath Frame, Hot Glue Sticks, Paint, Fake Leaves, Hay/Straw, Cheap Paint Brushes, Ribbons, Little ghosts, a Wooden Letter L, a Wooden Thankful Pieces, and a Collection of Fake Acorns, Mini Corn on the Cobs, Beads, Gourds, and Pumpkins.
Our cost was about $50.00 and a special evening together, vs the $80 to $200 completed Fall wreaths available for purchase.
First Thing Is First: We selected a Disney movie and popped some popcorn.
We started our wreath with a touch of Disney Spice. It is our Mickey Pumpkin! It is modeled after the Mickey Pumpkin in the Town Square of Disneyland. One fake pumpkin with two smaller fake pumpkins hot glued on the sides. The larger Pumpkin came on a stick which we used to hot glue onto the wreath frame. Following the pumpkin placement, we wrapped the straw/hay around the wreath frame for some depth. To do this, we collected pieces of the straw, straightened them out and tied the bunch around the frame with a knot till the frame was a solid straw wreath. We then painted the wooden L and hot glued it to loose sticks that we removed from the fake leaves. The sticks with the wooden L was glued onto the wreath to hold it in place.
HINT: If you want to paint Mickey's face on the pumpkin, I recommend using a higher quality paint or permanent markers. I took the time to paint Mickey's Face and it peeled right off! We decided to keep our Mickey Pumpkin subtle.
We hot glued the fake leaves around the straw/hay, scattering the different fall colors throughout the entire wreath. Some leaves were glued to hide the sticks holding the wooden L and our Mickey Pumpkin into place.
HINT: Make sure to hide the hot glued stems under other the nearby/surrounding other leaves.
After the majority of the leaves were glued into place, we glued on the other items: acorns, beads, cobs, gourds, and our little ghost that maybe left the haunted mansion. (There are only 997 living there now.)
The final piece of our fall wreath was our "Thankful" wooden piece glued in it's perfect spot, to represent of us being thankful for this time.
So Fall-into the Season by making a Fall Wreath of your own and never forget to add your own Disney Magic Spiced into every craft!
A Disney Wife, HappilyDesignItAfter :)