I love making new wreaths for my home for each season of the year. As much as I may like the previous year’s wreath, I just can’t help it when creativity hits with an idea for a new one. Such is the case with this Camo Fall Harvest Wreath. I was strolling down the fabric aisle at my local Walmart when I spotted this camouflage fabric. The dollar fall floral picks I had picked up on another aisle jumped out against the fabric so I decided it was time to try a hunting-inspired wreath.
Now just to be clear- I don’t hunt, my hubby doesn’t even hunt, but what can I say? Isn’t this camo wreath cool? I think it has changed the way I’ll look at military fatigues forever, too. Check out the simple tutorial below so you can make a Camo Fall Harvest Wreath for your home.
Items needed to make a Camo Fall Harvest Wreath:
- Camouflage fabric (I used about 1/4 yard for my 14 inch wreath)
- Straw wreath form
- Fall themed floral picks
- floral pins
- straw rope or twine
- scissors and/or rotary cutter with cutting mat
I cut my fabric into strips 3 inch x 10 inch. It took 17 strips to cover my wreath.
Wrap a piece of fabric around the wreath form and secure with a floral pin. Wrap another piece of fabric around the wreath form with the fabric slightly overlapping the previous piece. Secure with a floral pin.
Continue wrapping fabric pieces around the wreath form until it is completely covered.
Now it’s time to dress up this camo a bit. Start layering your floral picks on the wreath and secure them into place using the floral pins.
I added three layers of picks to create interest. When I was satisfied with the look I grabbed the twine and went ahead to the next step.
Starting near the end of the floral stems, wrap the twine around the wreath so it covers the unsightly ends of the picks. Continue wrapping until about 3 inches is covered and then finish it off with a small bow. Tie a short piece of twine to the top of the wreath for hanging and your job is complete. Done!
I just love the way this Camo Fall Harvest Wreath turned out. The camouflage fabric adds a touch of masculinity to the wreath, but the sunflowers soften it up. This is like a his and hers wreath since both man and woman can appreciate it.
Personally I’m not a big fan of decorating with antlers, so the camo fabric was the perfect inspiration for this hunter-inspired wreath. You could change this idea up easily with antlers if you want, though. Or maybe even go with a military vibe for a soldier’s homecoming. I hope this idea will inspire you to creativity so you can one of your own. Happy crafting!