I bought a couple of hula skirts at the Dollar Store last year thinking I might be able to make them into a Fall Wreath. The raffia-like hula material just reminded me of Fall for some reason. Maybe it looks like straw or hay? I never got around to making the wreath last year, but I found it last week as I was cleaning out my craft room and thought I might try the idea finally.
I really like the way it turned out. And I used some metallic paint pens on the pumpkins which I think brought it a more modern look.
Here’s how I made the wreath. It was a 30 minute project.
2 Dollar Store Hula Skirts
1 Wreath form (mine is 18 inches in diameter)
1 fall pumpkin garland
1/2 yard of burlap material
a cardboard letter
1 roll (6 feet) of lace ribbon
Hot Glue gun
Twine Ribbon for bow – optional
Here’s how I made the wreath:
- I cut the burlap material into sections of 4-inch wide sections.
- I cut each hula skirt into 6 sections. And then I tied the sections onto the wreath form, tying the knot at different places on the form, so it wasn’t super even.
- Once the hula sections were tied on, I fluffed the sections around the wreath so each part was evenly covered.
- Then I took a 6 foot pumpkin garland I bought a few years ago, and wrapped it around the wreath form. I fluffed the hula sections over the garland. I also added some chevron embellishments on the pumpkins with paint pens. So easy.
- Then I painted the monogram letter and then I cut sections of ribbon to wrap around the letter. I cut each section separately, instead of wrapping it around the letter, which would have made the stripes diagonal instead of straight.
- I hot glued the ribbon on the letter and then hot glued the letter onto the center of the wreath.
- To hang the wreath, I fitted the door hanger under one of the sections of the wire garland. You can also take a length of ribbon and hot glue the sections to the back of the wreath form, making a loop to hang the wreath
- Finally, if there are scraggly sections of the hula skirt on the wreath once you get it hung, just cut those sections to make it look good.
**Another idea for embellishing the letter would be to add mod podge to the letter and glitter it instead of adding lace. I did this with another letter and put it at the front of my porch. I love the way it catches the light!
And that is a simple and inexpensive Fall wreath idea.
I love finding Dollar Store items and remaking them into something else!!
It’s been so fun thinking of a new wreath each month for the Styrofoam Challenge.
Last month I made this Ghost Wreath:
In August I made this Pumpkin Houndstooth Fall Wreath:
And in July I made a fun Beachy Rosette Wreath:
We also have a fun Pinterest board where we love to pin beautiful wreaths – The Ultimate Wreath Board (Styrofoam)!
If you have a styrofoam wreath that you would like added to the board, leave me a link in the comments.
And be sure to follow along with Styrofoam — on their Styrofoam Crafts site.
Leave a link to YOUR wreath – I would love to add it to the board!
Have a Fabulous Day!!!
Disclaimer: Thanks to Styrofoam Crafts for sponsoring this fun challenge. You can find their products at your local craft store. All opinions are 100% mine.