How to Make a Fun and Thrifty September Theme Wreath

Hi everyone!

Happy September 1st! And Happy Birthday to me!

I know all the blogs out there are showing lovely Fall wreaths for the door. Not me. I like to take each month and try to create a wreath that reflects that month. Besides my birthday, when I think of September I think of Apple Season, Back to School and Sunflowers. Life is too short to wish away time. Each day and month is a precious gift, so don’t hurry it past!  So, anyway, those are things I want to create a wreath with. So, I did!

How to make a Thrifty, fun and easy September wreath

You know me, the wreath has to be fun, pretty and welcoming but, also…Thrifty!

Let’s get started with the supplies!

How to make a fun easy and thrifty september themed wreath

4 wood rulers (I had these ones already but, you can get them now at Walmart .25 cents each)

Hot glue gun

a couple of faux apples (Dollar Tree)

Yellow pencils (had on hand)

Sunflowers ( Dollar Tree)

A knife

various ribbon or raffia (raided my craft stockpile)

How to make a fun easy and thrifty september themed wreath

First thing was to cut the apples in half. This takes a little strength and a good sharp knife. Cut away to make the back fairly even.

How to make a fun easy and thrifty september themed wreath

Then glue the rulers together.

How to make a fun easy and thrifty september themed wreath

Since the apples are the largest items going on this wreath, glue them on first. I put a half of both colors on the bottom and then just one half on the opposite corner.

How to make a fun easy and thrifty september themed wreath

Next, I glued a couple of pencils I didn’t want them perfectly criss crossed, just a little off kilter. You won’t be seeing much of the pencils when the wreath is done.

How to make a fun easy and thrifty september themed wreath

Now you start popping the flower heads off the stems and hot gluing them around the apples. I used 2 larger head sunflower bushes. One yellow and one orange. You want to start with the largest flowers first. There is no right or wrong way to adding your flowers except for bunching them close to the apples. Do this on the bottom and on the top corner where your other apple is.

How to make a fun easy and thrifty september themed wreath

I also bought one bush of smaller yellow sunflowers to just fill in here and there.

How to make a fun easy and thrifty september themed wreath

Add some raffia or ribbon tied to the middle of the top to hang the wreath.

How to make a fun easy and thrifty september themed wreath

When I hang up my wreath I then start looking for all the little glue strands and get rid of them. It just seems easier to do it when it is hanging at eye level.

How to make a fun easy and thrifty september themed wreath.

And there you have a fun, easy and thrifty September themed wreath!

5 comments :

  1. Super cute and thrifty and says September to me also!!

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  2. Oh my gosh, Diann. was today your birthday? I'm a September kid, too. Hope your new year of life is wonderful. And CELEBRATE every day of your birthday month. I do! Susan

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  3. What a clever and cute idea for Fall.

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  4. This wreath is gorgeous!!! Thank you for showing us step by step how to!

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