When I showed you my living room Thanksgiving Fall Decor, I ended by talking about…
Do you like crafting with things from nature that are free, things like cattails maybe? I sure do!
What sort of things make you think of Fall? I am sure pumpkins, leaves, dried hydrangea blooms, maybe even tree branches are some of the things that symbolize fall. Are Cattails one of them? They are for me!
I had gathered these cattails a year ago from near the house where I grew up. They dried out while I decided what to do with them, and found the time!
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I started with a straw wreath that was gifted to me with different decoration on it. I took those off so that I could remake the wreath– very typical of me, isn’t it!
I wrapped sheer shiny green ribbon around most of the straw wreath form. I did make a video, and I have shared it at the end of this post, that shows most of the wreath making process. Sometimes I think that pictures don’t show the time involved to create something.
As I craft things these days, I am reminded that God was the first Crafter, the first Maker and Creator. I am making things out of the materials He made in the first place!
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.Psalm 95:6
As you know, I love crafting with free things. The cattails were free, the faux greenery was free to me, and the straw wreath form was free!!! Wow! All I purchased was the ribbon and greening pins, and they were not very expensive at all. Perfect!
Supplies needed for Cattail Wreath:
To make this Cattail Wreath you will need:
- faux greenery
- greening pins
- straw wreath form
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Gather the greenery and cattails together and tie with with jute string.
I attached the ribbon to the straw wreath with the greening pins. Pinch the pins a little as you are pressing them in. That helps them hold very securely, because as they naturally want to “un-pinch”, they will stay put.
Then I used the greening pins to secure the cattail/ faux greenery bunch. It didn’t take very many pins. The cattails were very heavy, and I was actually surprised how well the greening pins held them in place, since I’ve never used them before now!
Of course, I used the bow to hide the greening pins!
The wreath wanted to lean to the side because of the weight of the cattails. It did stay in place, though, and I’m surprised that it hasn’t fallen since we use the door all of the time. One of the cattails did bust open, probably because of the heat. I just removed it and the wreath has been just fine since!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I made this Cattail Wreath! Do you like making new wreaths for each season?