Being former elementary teachers, my team and I decorate our classrooms for seasons and holidays. Sadly, our homes are neglected, so we decided to do something about the lack of seasonal decor for our homes. Decorating our homes on the weekend helps us to leave the stress of the classroom for a bit so we try to meet once a month outside of school to create something fun for our homes. I love coming home after a long day to see happy decorations for the season. Even though it’s still 95 degrees, my teammates and I are preparing for fall by creating Fall Scarecrow Wreaths.
Fall Wreaths need some Inspiration
The idea for our fall wreaths was found on Pinterest. One team mate found this super cute wreath and asked me how we could create it on a budget. Because we are teachers, we don’t have extra money as we normally will spend it on our classrooms and students.
Fall Scarecrow Wreaths on a budget
Another requirement for our crafting is to keep ourselves to a budget of $10-$15; therefore, the budget had me shopping for supplies at several places. For the fall scarecrow wreaths, I kept the project to $11 because I purchased most materials at The Dollar Tree. This kept the costs and our bank accounts super happy.
Materials for Fall Scarecrow Wreaths:
- Wire wreath form Dollar Tree- $1
- Burlap JoAnn’s $4
- floral wire- in the craft stash
- Fall silk flowers/stems $2
- Old pair of children’s jeans- Goodwill- $2
- Raffia or straw $1.33 each person
- Plastic grocery bags
Total Cost-$11.33 for each wreath!
Making our Fall Scarecrow Wreaths
Floral wire attached the burlap to the wreath form, then the burlap was fed through the rings of the wreath. This process was easy because the burlap was twisted each time before it was pulled through the wreath.
Pull the burlap all around the wreath.
Then, use floral wire to attach the jeans. Leave the back open to stuff, then cut the bottom of the jeans to the desired length.
Stuff the jeans with grocery bags and raffia/straw. Tie off the bottom of the jeans with ribbon, then wire the back of the jeans to the wreath form.
The fun starts at Step 3! Straw Scarecrow hats from The Dollar Tree were embellished with ribbon, raffia/straw, and silk stems then wired onto the wreath form.
Raffia/Straw, floral and leaf stems were used to add fall to our fall scarecrow wreaths. Here are the final results:
Aren’t these just the cutest?!?! Our Saturday afternoon was filled with great snacks, conversation, and creation which helped take away the Back to School stress. We did take time to find ideas like my DIY Clothespin Wreath for our next crafty time together. Stay tuned…..we have several projects planned to take away our classroom stress.