Today’s Fall Succulent Wreath is all about the gorgeous shades of fall. After I made the Silk Sari Pumpkins, I knew I had to do something with the leftover silk fabrics. The rich colors and patterns in this fabric wreath are stunning, and yet it’s a super-easy wreath to DIY. To accent the golden fabrics, I spray painted several faux succulents with metallic paints, and added a few shimmering silk leaves. I love the combination!
Of course, you don’t have to use silk sari fabrics, and you can substitute any other fabrics you already have in your stash, or find in your local craft store. Several people have asked where I bought my silk sari fabrics, and there are endless choices on etsy. You might want to check out the etsy shop Ribbons and Silk, which sells sets of four coordinating fat quarters for $12.
Here are the Silk Sari Pumpkins, with the fabrics that inspired this Fall Succulent Wreath.
To make a Fall Succulent Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” x 2” wreath
- Fabric, fat quarters or other scraps, in fall colors (I used six different silk sari fabrics)
- Faux succulents, three
- Silk leaves, metallic finish
- Spray paint in copper and gold
- Chenille stem or 4” length of wire
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; rubber gloves; newspaper; knippers; straight pins; optional: rotary cutter and cutting mat; iron and ironing board
To make a Fall Succulent Wreath:
1. Clip the stems from the faux succulents.
2. Cover work area with newspapers. Spray paint the succulents, and let paint dry.
3. If needed, press your fabrics. If you’re using silk, be sure to use the silk setting.
4. Cut fabric into 1” strips.
5. Pin and glue your first strip to the back of the wreath. Wrap the strip around the wreath, and pin and glue the other end to the back of the wreath. Repeat, alternating colors, until your wreath is covered.
6. Arrange the silk leaves and succulents on the wreath. Glue in place.
7. Shape the chenille stem or wire into a hanging loop. Insert and glue the ends into the back of the wreath. Let glue dry before hanging.
Really pretty, right? But as you know, the crafting life isn’t always beautiful . . . I hope you’ll hop over to the Silk Sari Pumpkins and share your craft fails in this week’s Fall Craft Giveaway. I’m giving away two prize packages containing:
- $30 gift card to your choice of Jo-Anns, Michaels or Hobby Lobby
- Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Via Packets
- Crafts ‘n Coffee mug
Here’s one of my recent craft fails – ack! What was I thinking? It looks like Cousin It from the Addams family dressed up for a Christmas party! Don’t be embarrassed to share your craft fails, too, over on the giveaway page. Be sure to enter by midnight on Monday, August 29. I’ll announce the two winners on Tuesday, August 30.
I still have plenty of silk sari fabrics leftover, and I could make a very elegant collection of Rag Balls. Imagine a few Silk Sari Rag Balls tossed in a bowl! What would you do with the fabrics? Any ideas?