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.
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
- Large Stick Bundle to Make the Wreath, (Found in Floral or Craft Stores, see image below)
- Small Stick Bundle
- Jute Twine
- Floral Wire
- Jute Wire
- Indian Corn Bushell
- Wheat Bundle
- Burlap Ribbon
- Two Faux Black Crows
- Wooden Serving Tray
- Chalkboard Paint
- Hot Glue and Gun
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.
Make the top and bottom bundle the strongest branches.
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.
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.
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
- Transparency paper for your printer
- Overhead projector
- Damp towel or sponge
- Chalk pens or regular chalk
- PDF Printable for a transparency or free printable for wall art!
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.
Use a command strip to add your tray to a wall or other surface.
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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More Fall Wreath Projects:
- Plaid Scarf Wreath
- Fall Awaits
- Blue Watercolor Door Hanger
- Easy Fall Wreath by Domestically Creative
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