This is the time of the year when most homes have wreaths on their front doors. But before you add your Christmas themed wreath, how about this cinnamon nut wreath?
October 22 is National Nut Day. Since we’ll be using nuts as a decoration on the wreath, it’s a good day to get it started.
Fall and Halloween wreaths make use of the rustic colors and textures of fall and this makes the ingredients easy to come by.
This cinnamon nut wreath would look great on your door at Thanksgiving too. To me, all of the decorations on it are symbolic of fall!
Note: Hot glue guns, and heated glue can burn. Please use extreme caution when using a hot glue gun. Learn to use your tool properly before you start any project.
Make your own cinnamon and nut wreath
The wreath is fall themed and has a combination of walnuts, brazil nuts and pecans, as well as cinnamon sticks – all added to a rustic grape vine wreath.
To make the wreath, you will need the following supplies:
- 1 grape vine wreath 18″ diameter
- Assortment of walnuts, Brazil nuts and pecans.
- 20 Cinnamon sticks 4-5″ long
- 1 yard of brown satin ribbon 1/8″ wide
- 5 1/2 yards of lace trimmed ribbon 1 1/2″ wide
- Sprigs of fall covered leaves and twigs and flowers
- Floral wire – 26 gauge
- Masking tape
- Hot glue gun and glue
Directions this DIY fall wreath
Wrap the lace trimmed ribbon around the wreath 6 times. Fasten the ribbon on the back of the wreath with hot glue and the glue gun.
Make a coil on one end of the floral wire that is about 12″ long. Add some hot glue to the back of the nut and attach it over the coil. (you can add a piece of tape over the coil to keep it attached as the glue dries.
Twist several of the nut wires together to form a cluster. Make several clusters – 3 with two nuts, 3 with three nuts and 1 with 4 nuts.
Insert the ends of the wire into the wreath in several places on the lower left bottom half of the wreath.
To make the cinnamon stick clusters, tie each bundle of 3-4 sticks with the floral wire and wrap with the brown satin ribbon. Attach the cinnamon sticks to the wreath in a pleasing arrangement with the nuts.
Fill in the empty areas with the dried autumn colored flowers and leaves. Secure with glue if needed.
Make a floral bow with the lace trimmed ribbon, being sure to leave the ends long to hand down below the wreath. See my tutorial for making a floral bow. Attach the bow with an extra piece of the ribbon.
Take several pieces of the floral wire and fold them into a U shape.
Inspiration for this project came from a vintage craft magazine called Current Books.