Harvest Wreath

This chicken wire wreath can be filled with just about anything and is the perfect harvest wreath when filled with Spanish moss and gourds!

This chicken wire wreath can be filled with just about anything and is the perfect harvest wreath when filled with Spanish moss and gourds!The leaves are changing color, the air actually turned cooler over the weekend… Fall is officially here! And with fall comes the harvest. Though there are much fewer farmers today than days past, we still celebrate the harvest and the end of the growing season. Especially in our fall decor! Think of the gourds, cornstalks, and straw that you decorate your home with… all resulting from the fall harvest.

Today I want to share this Harvest Wreath full of all the good things of fall, in the most versatile wreath form you’ve ever seen!

Fall Harvest Wreath with chicken wire frame
Supplies:
Chicken wire wreath form
Spanish moss
Fall picks with small pumpkins and gourds
Larger decorative fall pick
Acorns and small pine cones
Orange cardstock (not shown)

This chicken wire wreath form is just about the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while. And I’ve never seen one other than in Old Time Pottery. Snatch these up, guys! They are super versatile and can be filled with just about anything for all the seasons and holidays.

Fall Harvest Wreath with chicken wire framePlace a newspaper or large sheet of paper (I save the oversized paper that stores wrap your breakables in) on your work surface because this is a messy project!

The back of the wreath form stays in place with 3 latches. Undo the latches and place the wreath form face down. Remember you will be working upside down while filling it.

Remove the small gourds and other fall items off of the smaller picks. The ones I used contained a pumpkin, gourd, corn, and berries. They are small enough to fit inside the wreath form.

After arranging the items from the picks in the wreath form, add some of the small pine cones and acorns.

Lastly, add the Spanish moss. This is a multi-pack with different shades so I did a thin layer of the darker green topped with a thin layer of the brown.

Tuck all of the moss into the frame and close the back and secure the latches back in place. Flip over the frame to see how it turned out. You can reach your fingers between the chicken wire to tuck in loose pieces of moss and tweak the other items in the wreath to get them in just the right place.

Fall Harvest Wreath with chicken wire frameGive the wreath a few good shakes to remove any loose pieces of moss.

Tuck the end of the large pick through the top of the inner bottom of the wreath form, making sure it stays behind the Spanish moss so it’s not seen from the front. You can hot glue the extra leaves from the smaller picks to add a little extra fluff to the pick.

Fall Harvest Wreath with chicken wire frame
Make a paper banner with a strip of orange cardstock, ~6″ x 1/2″.

Cut the ends too look like a banner, then fold to complete the look. Write your message on the banner then hot glue the ends to the fall pick.

Fall Harvest Wreath with chicken wire frameThis wreath is a perfect addition to your fall decor, and will look especially great hanging in the dining room for Thanksgiving.

And think of all the fun things you could fill this wreath form with for Christmas!

 
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  1. says

    Ohhh! I want a chicken wire wreath which I didn’t even know existed until your post. There is an Olde Time Pottery not too far from me and I plan to visit soon. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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