How To Create An Autumn Wreath Part II

Ready to move on creating your fall wreath? Let's continue (if you missed Part I of the wreath building tutorial, please click here!)...

Step 4: If you are happy with the placement of your apple picks, glue them into place now with your glue gun...

Create a Fall Wreath



If you've never done this before, don't worry; it's not an exact science. I usually make sure to put a large amount of glue at the base of the pick (where the apple and the leaves are). Occassionally, you may need to glue the opposite end of the pick. Basically, the rule is to use plenty of glue, and do whatever you have to secure the pick to the wreath base.

Step 5:

With the apple picks secure, the next step is to start adding leaves to your autumn wreath. Simply "tuck" each leaf into the pick and the grape vine form. Remember, your goal by the end of this "wreath-building process" is to ensure you can no longer see the wreath "form."

Each leaf will need to be glued as you place it on the wreath. You can either place your leaf first, and then glue it into place...




Create a Fall Wreath


Create a Fall Wreath


Or, you can glue the leaf directly, and then place on the wreath...

Create a Fall Wreath
Create a Fall Wreath


Continue inserting leaves around the whole wreath. Make sure to pay attention to the sides of the wreath and the middle as well - they need to be well-covered. It's a good idea to hang your wreath up at some point and take a step back and look carefully at your creation. Take note of any "bare" spots you need to address. Then, take down your wreath and continue working.

This is what your wreath should look like half way through the "leaf insertion" stage...

Create a Fall Wreath

Click here to continue building your fall wreath!