I made this wreath after I saw a similar one in a classy store. That wreath had real apples on fresh greens and it was beautiful. I’d love a wreath like that, but it isn’t practical for me. I prefer something that will last, but still have the same basic appeal. ooo…no pun there!
I bought a grapevine wreath, some inexpensive plastic fruit from a hobby/craft store, and some leafy greens. A note here: faux fruit can be very pricey. I passed up the section with individual, large fruit at $5.00 apiece, and scouted out smaller versions. I also varied from the “all apple” inspiration and included small pumpkins, gourds, artichokes, etc. Not only did that save me money, but it also gave me the “Fall” look I wanted.
Then, all I needed to do was assemble it with hot glue. When making wreaths, I usually keep stems long and apply hot glue to the stem, then insert it into the grapevine wreath. If I find I need more glue on the side or bottom, I’ll add more. Adding greens to tuck in around the fruit helps to cover anything I want to hide. There are times I need to use wire to attach items. My wire of choice is green 24 gauge.
There are many ways to make a wreath like this “your own”. You can add fall leaves, a bow, pine cones, sunflowers, raffia, or other items from nature. You can use a different base wreath than a grapevine too. Happy crafting!