"Harvest Apples on a Shelf" Wreath

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As part of the Home for Fall Blog Hop, I wanted to make a wreath with real apples and I didn't want to glue or tack the apples to the wreath. I wanted to make it look like a basket or "shelf" full of apples. Using twigs and mulch pieces, I created a wreath shelf.
Fall is all about the harvest for many people, especially in the Midwest where the sight of fields being plowed is synonymous with the leaves changing color...and the promise of cooler weather and cozier moments.

I've placed apples on this wreath for the fall season, but the wreath could easily be changed our for other seasons.
The basic supplies are:

-twigs, mulch pieces, wood shims, or even bamboo skewers (at 4" to 6" pieces)

-hot glue or E6000

-branch or grapevine wreath (I found mine at the local thrift store)

-harvest items to place on the "shelf", such as apples or pumpkins

-fall garland

-piece of chalk
Using an apple to visualize where to place the apples, chalk marks are made.

Apply glue to 1/3rd of the twig pieces and wedge them into the branch wreath at a 45 degree angle.

Start out by making a fork with 3 twigs per apple.

Also glue two or three longer branches to the backside of the wreath for more support.

The whole idea is to create a pocket, nook or basket on the wreath so that you can place decor items, edible or otherwise that do not have to be glued or attached with wire.
For the full tutorial check out my full post on the blog found in the link belowlink below.
Suggested materials:
  • Grapevine wreath
  • Apples
  • Twigs
Amy Ellis @ StowandTellU
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