Monday, September 5, 2011

An Autumnish Wreath

So it's September, and that calls for a little embracing of the coming season.

To help I made a little autumn-ish wreath.

To make it I used these lovely dried Chico Chokes.  I used them last fall to fill apothecary jars and loved their warm color and beautiful texture.   They are often 50% off at Hobby Lobby.

For this small wreath I used a 8" twig wreath and three packages of the Chico Chokes.  You'll also need some wire cutter or pliers to cut off the wire stems and some hot glue to attach the "chokes".

I simply arranged what I had in a way that I like and pressed them on with hot glue one by one while I tried to patiently wait for the glue to harden.

I strung some cloth ribbon through some twigs on the back and tied it to this empty frame.

Quite happy with this warm, textured look.  Perhaps you will give it a try?

The wreath ended up as part of my Framed Fall Mantel {HERE}


  1. What a completely inspiring wreath ~ clever girl!

    Have a Happy Labor Day.

  2. I just found your blog through The Nester. I love this wreath! So beautiful and creative.

  3. This is gorgeous! and it looks so nice with the ribbon and the frame (perfect for your beautiful wall colour).

  4. That is a great wreath idea. It looks perfect for Autumn.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me.

  5. I LOVE this!! You did a great job arranging the Chico Chokes--it looks lovely!

  6. great wreath! it's different from the ones I've been seeing lately.