You know that strange period between the end of Summer and when the pumpkin spice explosion happens??… Well this wood bead Fall wreath is the perfect DIY to make!
How To Make A Bead Wreath
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Dye The Beads
OK, I’m going to let you in on a little secret I discovered!! Instead of trying to hand-paint or spray paint wood beads for your craft projects….use fabric dye!! Game changer…I tried to spray paint beads for this project last year and it was a pain in the you know where!!!
I used dark brown Rit dye. All I did was fill a plastic container with enough very hot water to cover the beads, then I poured in about 3 tablespoons of the dye.
I used 20mm sizes wood beads for this project.
After only a few minutes (4-5) I drained the dye out and gave the beads a quick rinse, then I poured them out on an old towel and patted them dry.
Isn’t that such a super cool trick!!!
Paint The Wreath
While the beads were drying off, I gave the12 inch wreath form a quick coat of dark brown paint. The outside and inside parts of the form will be seen on this bead wreath when it’s done.
Add The Wood Beads
After the paint dried, it was time to hot glue the wood beads to the wreath form.
The beads were glued in place with no spaces in between.
TIP: Make sure you press and hold the wood beads in place as they dry. There were a couple of my beads that I didn’t take the extra few seconds to hold in place that came off when I was adding the floral stems.
Isn’t the wreath pretty with just the wood beads? They add so much dimension and texture!
Adding The Apple Picks
Now to add the final touches to this wreath! These apple fruit picks from Michael’s are soooo adorable and actually look like dried apple slices!! They also come in oranges…which are equally as cute!!
I glued them to the inside rim of the wreath form, one on each side.
You could use any seasonal picks depending on what time of year it is; the base of the wreath is so versatile.
TIP: Take the time to fluff up any faux florals or greens when you are doing your own DIYs at home. This is the secret to getting that professional magazine look!
For one final touch, I added a lotus seed pod I had in my floral stash (FYI…it’s ridiculous, I could have a yard sale with just my faux florals and take a trip after with the cash!!!)
I glued the seed pod between the 2 floral picks.
Finished Wood Bead Fall Wreath
Here’s what the wood bead Fall wreath looks when it’s finished. It’s a perfect accent for a door or just somewhere in your kitchen!
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