I’ve always been a lover of all things nature and incorporating them in a DIY Fall wreath is definitely my style. I’d live in a treehouse if I could get away with it. I and trees go along way back and I’ll share a little more with you later in this post. Whenever I can I like to incorporate natural things into my home decor. The okra Fall wreath was totally not my idea, but a sweet friend shared her idea with me. She had made a similar wreath from dried okra and she knew once I saw it, I’d had to have one. So what did she do? She shows up on my front porch with a bag full of dried okra! I got best friends.
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How To Make A Fall Wreath Out Of Okra
I started with making the base for the DIY Fall wreath. AND for the record, you don’t have to use your good Fiestaware plates for this project, but it was all I could find at the time. I’ve been known to use kitchen utensils and anything else I can find. It’s all washable, right?
Again, a smaller plate of my Fiestaware worked perfectly for the center hole of the fall wreath.
Gluing The Okra Into Place On The DIY Fall Wreath
After cutting out the cardboard base, begin to assemble the okra one by one in a circular pattern. Use a small glue gun to glue the okra to the cardboard. I used my Ad Tech Mini Hot Glue Gun with the Ad Tech Mini Size Glue Sticks. For the first row, I left a gap between the okra. On the second, overlap the okra and fill in the gaps. I continued this pattern all the way around for about three rows. It’s not an exact science and you can just eyeball it. It’s super easy.
It’s starting to look like a DIY Fall wreath to me! But, something is missing. It needed a little something-something. I had just the thing in my backyard and I had just noticed them a few days before this project.
Bur Oak Tree
This, my friend, is a Bur Oak Tree. It makes the most amazing acorns you have ever laid eyes on. The tree will be 12 years old this Fall 2019. Not only was it a gift from my Dad when we moved to our new home, but he actually grew it in a coffee can from a single acorn. That makes it extra special! The perfect addition to my DIY Fall wreath.
The acorn that he used to grow my tree came from his tree… and the acorn that grew his tree came from my Grandma’s tree. Her tree is still standing today and is about 100 years old if my guestimation is right. The house is gone, but you can still see the top of her tree from my parents home across the pasture. It wasn’t until this year that my tree started bearing these beautiful magical nuggets. I’m almost giddy to be able to share this with you. I gathered a handful, well two hands full. These things are huge! I secured them to my DIY Fall Wreath with my hot glue gun and called it good.
This is for you, Grandma. DIY Fall Wreath
Oh, how I wished my Grandma were here to share my DIY Fall wreath idea with her. I know she would have loved it as much as I do. Many summers were spent picking okra, cutting up vegetables and shelling peas with her under that huge But Oak Tree. Great memories!
I’ve enjoyed sharing how to make this unique, fun Fall wreath with you. I also made that cute Fall wooden tag. CLICK HERE to learn how you can make one too! AND, I would love to know what unusual items you have used to create home decor. Tell me all about it in the comment section below. Inspire me!
Until the next project…