for Halloween and Thanksgiving
Fall Raffia Wreath
Here's another beautiful fall wreath that's quick to make and inexpensive. Raffia is easily obtainable and gives a country feel to everything it decorates.
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Also view the other wreath projects in this series, including a Fall Wreath with Picks and Colorful Fall Wreath.
All photography ©2000-2002 by Glenna J. Morton,
Tip: Wiring materials on the wreath will facilitate easy changes, while attaching items with hot glue may hold items more securely.
- Grapevine Wreath
- Fall leaf garland (silk leaves)
- Preserved leaf clusters
- Raffia strands
- 24 gauge wire
- Hot glue gun (optional)
Attach Garland and Leaves
Lay garland on vine wreath. Attach garland to wreath with wire (or hot glue) at 6 inch intervals. Cut off the excess garland. Then, arrange preserved leaves around wreath. Attach each leaf cluster with wire or hot glue.
Tip: If your wreath will be indoors it is often possible to wedge the leaves into the vines without wiring or gluing.
Separate raffia into four bundles of about a dozen strands each. Next, wire two of these bundles around the wreath, weaving in and out slightly to make arcs for visual interest. (See photo at top for placement.)
Tip: Begin by attaching ends of raffia to the top of the wreath and work down on each side. Add more sections of raffia if your wreath is large.
Raffia Bow and Hanging Loop
Attach bow to wreath. Add more streamers if desired with raffia strands added under the bow. To hang the wreath: Loop several strands of raffia around the top of the wreath and knot. Or make a hanging loop from picture wire, strong twine, fishline, or wire.
©1999, Glenna J. Morton - #991101GJM - FallPROJ005
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