DIY Fall Rake Wreath
Ok so let me first say that I have NEVER made a wreath in my life and even so, this project turned out fabulous! I literally slapped it together in 5 minutes and it only cost me about 4 bucks for the decorations.
This little old rake had been hiding behind a pile of shovels and miscellaneous garden tools that I had kept in my shed. Hmm…how long had this been sitting here? I could only assume it was probably from way back when I actually gave a hoot about raking up my front yard leaves 😉 After a quick glance at my lawn, I decided that the colorful, (growing in size) leaf blanket that was covering it, wasn’t so bad. Heck, it gave the yard more of a ‘FALL’ feel, right??? 😉
Either way, I had determined that this little rake was meant for bigger, better (and much more fun) things!
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DIY Fall Rake Wreath Tutorial:
Tools & Supplies:
- One old rake (no surprise there)
- One bouquet of fall décor
- Some wire (any wire will do, I found some used for hot wire fencing…worked great!)
- Wire cutters
- One or two rolls of raffia
Place bouquet where it will look the best
Cut a couple pieces of wire at about 1 foot each
Wire bouquet tightly onto rake by using pliers to twist the wire tightly
Cut excess wire off and push pokey ends down
Find the center of one of the bundles of raffia
Center raffia bundle underneath neck of rake
Tie a knot
I tied more strands of raffia directly to the knot that I had just made with the large bundle of raffia. These raffia strands should hang downwards in front of the handle of the rake, covering the bottom of the bouquet and wire. Add as many as needed
Ta-Da! Easy right?
Even for this UN-educated wreath maker!
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