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It’s my favorite time of the year again~ Fall! Time to get out the decorations out to celebrate the Harvest Season. This year I wanted to make something that would be great outside hanging from a fence or near a pumpkin patch! My Hello Fall Harvest Wreath + Free Printable sign is just that! For more fall decor ideas see my Fall+ Thanksgiving Holiday Crafting page.

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The pumpkin patches have not arrived here yet in North Carolina, so I went with a few different scenarios. No worries though in the next few weeks the leaves will change and be gone and the holidays will be upon us! Yay!

I had originally bought this group of sticks to make a vertical corn swag, but the more I worked with the sticks the more I wanted something a little different, so I took them apart and made a natural square wreath.

Next, I added a thrift store wooden tray that I made over with a little chalkboard paint, a few pieces of real Indian corn and a couple of hungry crows. I hope you like what I came up with this year~ Enjoy the FREE Printable of the “Hello Fall & Leaves” for your decor or projects!

Hello Fall Harvest Wreath FREE Printable

Supplies:

square wreath tutorial

Instructions:

TIP: I used my “old school” overhead projector to add the chalk art to my tray, (see the tutorial below). Another technique to stencil a printable onto wood using a pencil can be found on my Fall Awaits Hand Painted Pallet Sign post. 

Take your bundle of sticks apart and separate them into four bundles.

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Make the top and bottom bundle the strongest branches.

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Use floral wire to wrap in a crisscross pattern on each corner. Pull tight and twist. Add hot glue to each corner in between the sticks to make the branches more stable.

Using twine on a wreath

Take jute twine and neatly wrap it over the sticks in a crisscross pattern around the front and glue tight.

Bundle three Indian corn stalks together with floral wire. Add wheat picks to the corn leaves. Tie the corn bundle to the corner of your wreath with twine and add a bow. Add the second smaller stick bundle to the right side of the wreath with floral wire.

turn a tray into a chalkboard

For the tray sign, I sanded the center of it because it had grooves that were deep and I thought they might catch the chalk and mess up the lettering. Paint your tray with chalk paint and let it dry. Drill holes in both ends of the tray and add jute wire to attach tray!

Stenciling Chalkboard Art with an Overhead Projector

Supplies:

  • Transparency paper for your printer
  • Overhead projector
  • Damp towel or sponge
  • Chalk pens or regular chalk
  • Printer
  • PDF Printable for a transparency or free printable for wall art!

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Instructions:

Tip: If you are using real chalk, sharpen the ends for a finer point and easier drawing. 

Turn on your projector and adjust the pic. Tape the transparency paper to the projector so it does not move once you get them placed just right.

stencil with an overhead projector

Use a command strip to add your tray to a wall or other surface.

hand stenciling with a projector

Take the chalk pen and outline the words. Then turn the projector off and I freehand the rest. Use your wet towel or even q-tips to fix the mistakes. And that’s it! Super easy and fast professional looking chalk art!

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Love it? Pin it!

More Fall Wreath Projects:

  • Plaid Scarf Wreath
  • Fall Awaits
  • Blue Watercolor Door Hanger
  • Easy Fall Wreath by Domestically Creative

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51 Comments

  1. Great idea to use the jute as the frame and I love the crow. This is beautiful! #MerryMonday

  2. Kim, thanks so much for linking this up to our Get Your DIY on Party! I love this so much, I chose it as one of my features! I couldn’t decide between this gorgeous wreath or your spooky ‘Cast a Spell’ Vingette…I love them both. Hope you can join us again tonight. Our theme is thrifty Halloween projects :)
    XO,
    Christy

  3. Kim, this turned out beautiful! It just screams fall and I love it!! :) Thank you for linking up this as well to Get Your DIY On!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

  4. What a lovely wreath and great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  5. Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods! Great printable! I will be pinning this!

  6. Wow, another amazing Fall Craft.
    Thanks for linking to Tutorial Thursdays on Marigolds’ Loft.
    Your tutorial will be featured tomorrow :)
    Look forward to seeing you again this week.
    x
    Natalie

  7. Love this wreath! I had to feature it from last week’s All Things Thursday Blog Hop. I hope you’ll be back tonight to link up more awesome projects.
    Blessings,
    Nici

  8. Wow! This is just beautiful! Love how you transformed the toleware tray – very pretty! And the twig wreath looks easy and pretty! Well done! Happy Fall! Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!)

  9. Congratulations! You’ve been featured this week at Sewlicious Home Decor! Your wreath turned out beautiful! :)

    Marti

  10. This is so elegant and fun and it looks amazing in front of that painting :) It’s still 90s and green where I’m at, too and I’m having a hard time getting in the fall spirit. Must take your cue and just get after it!

    Oh, and thanks for linking up!

  11. This is beautiful, love the sticks. Thanks for the printable.
    Sarah
    Creative Ramblings

  12. Miranda @ Mr. and Mrs. Winslett says:

    This is too cute! I’d love it if you’d link this up to my blog hop party, DIY Weekend:

    Thank you!
    Miranda @ Mr. and Mrs. Winslett

  13. Kayla @ Home Coming blog says:

    Beautiful wreath! You did a great job. I’m hosting a throw pillow giveaway that you should enter!

  14. love the square shape of this, it’s a great project! thanks for sharing how you put it all together!!

  15. Kim….we featured this at The Patriotic Pam this week. Looking forward to seeing what you will link up this week. Come over and see the feature at

  16. I also LOVE fall – and I love your wreath!!

    Happy Thursday!
    Danielle

  17. What a wonderful fall decoration! thanks so much for sharing on the HomeAcre Hop. Hope to see you again tomorrow! Nancy

  18. Gorgeous wreath! The square shape is so fun and different from the typical circle shape. We’ll be featuring this at Someday Crafts tomorrow :)

  19. I love your wreath, Kim! All of your wreaths are fabulous! I will be featuring it as my favorite in the Whimsy Wednesday Link Party tonight!

    Susan

  20. Hi I shared your wreath as my favorite from the From the Farm Blog Hop last Friday. I shared on FB and you will be featured this coming Friday. It was really just gorgeous.

  21. Really like this … hope to be able to copy.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  22. WONDERFUL tutorial and love the project because I love this time of year! (Sharon) Thanks for sharing.

    You’ve been FEATURED

    Feel free to grab yourself a featured button or just link to the post. Our next party starts at midnight tonight… SO SEE YOU THERE!

    Sharon and Denise ♥

  23. I love this! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  24. This is amazing, Kim! I love that beautiful tray, the corn and those BIRDS!! It’s just awesome. Thank you for sharing at Brag About It this week.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  25. Great tutorial — those “old school” projectors are handy! I like it in front of the painting — but if you do photoshop the leaves autumn colors that would be pretty awesome too! Featured this week on Busy Monday!

  26. Great project, love it! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit my blog sometime.
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  27. What a pretty fall wreath! I love how you used the tray, what a clever idea! It turned out really cute!

  28. That is adorable, I love it!! I love how you used the tray, that is so creative! Thank you so much for linking up at Sewlicious Home Decor!

    Marti

  29. This is a lovely and creative wreath! It looks so nice Kim. Love it and Pining! Hope you have a great day

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com
    Sunday Bewitch Me & Titi

  30. This is so pretty and I love your technique for the chalkboard lettering! Featuring you today on my FB page – thanks for sharing at the {what’s shakin’} link party!!

  31. JaneEllen says:

    Love that tray, it’s really pretty. I forgot to thank you for the printables. Shame on me, I’ll be using them often. Thanks

  32. JaneEllen says:

    Bravo, love this for it’s diversity, inspiration, excellence, downright awesome. I love a square wreath. It’s great and I love the dickens out of it. Don’t have perfect sticks like you but do have sticks so will be busy making me a square wreath. Will have to wait to buy the corn, etc. Maybe I’ll have to make some leaves on paper to fill in. Great awesome post. Happy weekend

  33. So beautiful! The perfect decoration for fall. Stopping by from 5 days 5 ways. Come hop on over sometime.

  34. Kim it’s beautiful…I love that it’s not the usual wreath shape…xo

  35. I love this! Such a unique door hanging and totally perfect for fall!
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow.

  36. I love this. SO cute for Fall. Just pinned to my fall board. Please consider linking up at The Patriotic Pam this weekend at my link party. I know my readers would love it too!
    Pam

  37. That is so cool! You just never see square wreaths, but when you do, they really stand out. Making this out of twigs and then adding the chalkboard tray is just perfect!

  38. I’m so obsessed with how different this is than the usual fall wreath! It’s so pretty!! I am obsessed with the tutorials on your blog! Everything is so crafty! Excited to be a new follower. :)

    XO Kylie @ Absolutely Arkansas

  39. Absolutely LOVE this! Thanks for sharing it at Knick of Time Tuesday – I’ll be featuring you next week at the party and I’ve pinned it on the Knick of Time Features board –

  40. This looks so cute! I love the chalkboard idea!
    Come link up with us today!

  41. Lovely! I have plenty of sticks and twigs to play with for a project like this. Plus I just might have an old tray to paint on… going to stash to dig it out! Thanks for sharing!

  42. I love this! Wish I had a projector! Visiting from Someday Cafts :-)

    1. Yeah it is in the 90’s this week, but I do have a few leaves that have turned! Lol!

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