How to Craft a Fall Wreath | Midwest Living

How to Craft a Fall Wreath

Make a beautiful fall wreath from field corn, gourds, snowberries, cranberries, tiny pumpkins, pine boughs, ribbon and jute.
  • Fall bounty

    Our fall wreath shows off a variety of seasonal colors and shapes. Click or tap ahead for step-by-step instructions.

  • Step 1: Gather materials

    We used an old wire tomato cage, jute, gardening wire, ribbon, pruners, wire cutters, gourds, snowberries, small ears of field corn, cranberries, pine boughs and millet stalks.

  • Step 2: Cut wire

    Snip off the top layer of the tomato cage, leaving the spokes attached. 

  • Step 3: Flatten wire

    Flatten all of the spokes so they radiate out from the circle.

  • Step 4: Wrap wire

    Wrap the wire with jute to stabilize it and to give it a finished look.

  • Step 5: Add corn and pumpkins

    Slide small ears of corn as well as pumpkins or gourds onto the wire spokes, creating a pattern.

  • Step 6: Add berries

    Slide on cranberries or other fruits above the gourds to hide the wires. 

  • Step 7: Finish with a flourish

    Tie together millet, small pine boughs and snowberries with gardening wire. Add the flourish to the wreath with an autumn-hue ribbon.

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