“Home is where the heart is.” ~ Pliny the Elder
The wonderful thing about creating is there are no rules. Do what you feel moved to do. Make what you’re inspired to make. Whether that’s through baking one day, crafting the next, painting or writing, creative expression does not fit into a box, and there is no right or wrong way to do it. What’s important is that you express yourself in whatever way you feel enthused in your heart.
For me, art and God go hand in hand. Creating art is a spiritual practice. More than anything, art can often feel like it is expressed through us, not from us. Paint strokes of love and peace wherever you go, and you won’t have to worry about changing the world, you’ll be creating a new one.
The instructions for this fall wreath are here to inspire you to create beauty in your home. Nature is a huge inspiration for me, and I love to make things that stay as true to nature as possible. By simply adding to the beauty that already exists right outside our windows, we can make home the best place to be.
4 dry quarts (4.4 liters) Mini Pinecones & Putka Pods mix (I bought 2 bags of 2 dry quarts (2.2 liters) Mini Pinecones)
Grapevine Wreath (18 inches across)
Burlap Garland (5 ½ inches wide, cut a piece approximately 57 inches long)
Floral Wire (30 inch piece)
Hot Glue Gun
* Putka pods are small orange pods that resemble miniature pumpkins.
*Tip – All of the materials used to make this wreath were purchased at my local Michael’s Store.
Insert glue sticks into your hot glue gun and preheat.
Once the glue is warm and ready to use, glue clusters of pinecones and putka pods by placing a decent sized dap of glue onto your wreath and pressing the pinecone into the glue. As the glue cools remove excess strings of glue while you work.
Each cluster of pinecones and putka pods on the wreath has an average of 6 mini pinecones, and 2 putka pods. However, I did vary the amounts slightly to give it a more random natural look. On some clusters a third putka pod was added or an extra pinecone.
Once you’ve attached the bow to the wreath decide how long you want the end pieces to hang down. Cut by folding the tulle in half and cutting upwards on the diagonal towards the folded side.
"Home is the nicest word there is.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
With love, gratitude, and fall beauty,