Cotton Boll Wreath {Tutorial}

Cotton Boll Wreath

I am a big big fan of seasonal and holiday wreaths. The truth is I had pretty much fallen out of love with my current Fall wreaths and I needed something new. While browsing Michael’s (aka: getting sucked in to the crafting black hole) I spotted some very authentic looking faux cotton stems. I was inspired. And so my Cotton Boll Wreath was born!

Cotton Boll Wreath {Tutorial}

I picked up several stems or I may have cleaned them out entirely. Hey they were on sale! I happened to have a grapevine wreath on hand already and some burlap ribbon.

Cotton Boll Wreath {Tutorial}

To begin, I started by cutting the excess of the stem off with wire cutters. Then I grabbed some floral wire to attach the stems to the wreath.

Cotton Boll Wreath {Tutorial}

I cut little pieces of the wire and bent them in the middle to form a “bobby pin” shape. I know, I’m a girl!

Cotton Boll Wreath {Tutorial}

I used the “bobby pin” wire to attach the stem to the wreath by threading the wire through to the back of the wreath. Then I turned the wreath over and twisted the wires together and secured them to the wreath. I continued to do this to each stem, using two wire pieces per stem, all the way around the wreath.

Cotton Boll Wreath {Tutorial}

I used some burlap ribbon to tie a pretty bow on it and called it done. I wanted to keep the wreath fairly simple and focus on it’s beauty. Simple beauty.

Cotton Boll Wreath {Tutorial}

The wreath doesn’t exactly scream Fall but it feels very Fall to me. Much like my mantel decor, I stuck with varying shades of browns, whites, and creams.

Cotton Boll Wreath {Tutorial}

This wreath is very nostalgic to me. My Grandma’s family had a cotton farm and from what we’ve been told she was the BEST cotton picker around. I know that’s not something most people would be proud of, but my Grandma was an amazing amazing person. I love having little things around that remind me of her.

Do you keep any objects around your home that remind you of a loved one?

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Looking for some more Fall inspiration? Here’s a new way to use a Fall wreath {tutorial included}….

Hanging Fall Centerpiece


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