This beautiful DIY fall bead wreath is so simple to make, and the principle can be applied to wreaths for any season!
So there we were making a beeeeeep for beeeep when Handan said, “My babes, this would make a gorgeous fall wreath!”
Oh, what do the beeeeeeps mean?
Well, I can’t tell you. That’s the whole point of censorship, madam. It’s for me to know and you to find out.
This project sorta sprung up out of nowhere, and at first we thought we’d just post it as a short video on Instagram and move on with our middle-aged lives.
Yeah, that was the plan, but then the video became pretty popular on Instagram. Popular for the likes of us, mind you. For someone actually famous – like a Kardashian (famous for what, again??) – well, they’d get the same amount of views we got in two days in the time it takes them to bat a false eyelash.
Don’t worry, I’ve posted the Instagram video here for you to enjoy a little later in the post.
Anyway, my babes wanted me to write a post about it and show it to you, because I know many of you here are not over there. And that’s fine. To be honest, I like it better over here. Here is home. Over there?….well that’s someone else’s home, and it smells funny, and they have different rules, and it’s noisy, and the people can be weird sometimes.
But we’re trying to be good little Social Soldiers, so I’m putting up with the smell and the noise, and I’m trying to assimilate, because apparently, resistance is futile.
The things I’ll do for “likes,” amirite? I’d do practically anything!
Hmmmm? What was that?
Egads, madam! No, that is where I draw the line! Anything but that!
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Now some of you may remember last fall we posted a Christmas wood bead wreath tutorial.
Well, this project is similar…but easier.
Whereas last year’s wreath required wire and glue to attach the floral component, this year we settled on just glue. Hey, a minute saved is a penny earned!
Let’s get to it!
DIY Fall Bead Wreath
- 16 inch MDF wreath ring
- 16-18 split wood balls (2-inch) (we used 17)
- Sunflower bouquet (we got ours from Joann)
- Scissors/wire cutter
- Hot glue gun
Fall bead wreath tutorial
Step 1 – Grab your balls
Hmmmm, maybe I should rewrite that heading..? Nah, it’s fine! Okay, now grab your split balls and count out 17 of them. You can use 16 or 18, but I’m here to tell you that 17 is the optimal number, as determined back in 1967 by an International Team of Important Scientists.
Step 2 – Glue your balls
Just a little dab’ll do ya.
Just plop that little sucker right onto the wreath form. There’s really nothing to it at all!
Step 3 – Repeat
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until all the balls are on the wreath.
Step 4 – Add sunflowers
Use scissors or wire cutters to snip off sunflower heads from the bouquet and arrange them however you’d like in the empty space between the split balls.
Here’s how our wreath ended up looking after Handan and I glued the flowers in place. My babes has a better eye for floral arrangements than I do, so I always bring her in to help whenever faux flowers are involved!
Here’s a view from the back so you can see how the flowers are glued on.
Here’s a closeup of one of the glue points.
And, hey! That’s it! The wreath is ready to hang! I told you it was easy.
Fall Bead Wreath Video