In my book, fall, more than any other time of year is wreath season. I often have a wreath on my front door no matter what season we are in, but in fall it just seems mandatory. I’m not quite sure why this is. Perhaps it’s because I am so deeply in love with the fall colors that I just can’t help but celebrate them. Regardless, I have a fun fall wreath to share with you today–A wrapped thread wreath for fall. This wreath takes my love of wreaths and combines it with my love of embroidery. Don’t worry, no stitching involved in this project–just a clever use for embroidery thread–a great thing for thread hoarders like myself!
- Styrofoam Wreath Form in Desired Size
- Embroidery Thread in Fall Colors
- Hot Glue Gun
- Brown Cotton Fabric
First, rip your brown cotton fabric into strips that are about 2-3 inches wide. Then, using hot glue to secure down the ends, wrap the brown fabric around the wreath form until it is completely covered.
Next, round up all of your embroidery thread and pull out those beautiful fall colors. Once again securing the ends with hot glue, wrap the thread around the wreath form. For this step it is important to decide which side of the wreath is the “back” as gluing the ends of the thread down may begin to look a little bit messy.
As you can see from the pictures above, I wrapped the thread with some gaps between. I like the “rustic” look that this gives the wreath but I also had no desire to spend hours and hours wrapping thread so that the entire thread wreath would be covered. Also, I chose 8 different colors of thread to use in this wreath. I used different lengths of thread in each color giving the wreath different sized sections of each color.
Finally, I cut 6 lengths of red thread and used it to tie a bow around the bottom of the wreath.
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Nancy is the play-at-home mom of 3 little ones, ages 3 and under. When she gets a chance she blogs at dosmallthingswithlove.com about the intersection of motherhood and creativity. She has a special passion for embroidery, something she has been doing and experimenting with since she was a girl. A farm girl at heart, she now lives in Minneapolis and enjoys gardening, reading, stitching, traveling and painting. Most any day you can find her with a baby on her hip, barefoot, chasing her kids around the yard and eating beans fresh out of the garden.