I Used Okra To Make Front Door Wreaths. Here’s What Happened!
Whenever I can I like to incorporate natural things into my home decor. The okra wreath was totally not my idea, but a sweet friend inspired me with her project. She had made a similar wreath from dried okra and she knew once I seen hers, I’d have to have one for my front door.
Here's what you will need for this project.
- dried okra
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- sharpie marker
- dried acorns
I started off by making the backing of my wreath from a cardboard box. I cut the cardboard to the size I wanted for my wreath using my good Fiestaware and drawing a pattern with a sharpie marker.
* No harm was done to the fiestaware in the making of this wreath.
After cutting out the cardboard, I began by carefully laying out the dried okra one layer at a time and securing it with my hot glue gun.
Here is what it looked like after all the dried okra was in place. I LIKE IT!
You could totally paint this if you wanted to add color. I liked the natural look.
Check out these little beauties! These are cup acorns from my Bur Oak Tree. Every Fall I harvest all I can find to make my home decor. The acorn inside the cup can be painted as well. Yep, I added these to the wreath securing them with hot glue as well.
To hang my wreath, I used burlap ribbon. I really love the way it turned out! Thanks for joining me today. I hope this inspires you to get creative with nature and bring a little of the outdoors inside your home. Stay creative my friend!
Enjoyed the project?
- Dried acorns (my backyard)
- Dried okra (a friends garden)
- Scissors (Amazon)
- Hot glue gun (Amazon)
- Sharpie marker (Amazon)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published August 5th, 2018 9:58 AM
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Morena Hockley on Aug 06, 2018
So creative! I love this idea.
Cerise Rieper on Apr 07, 2020
I love this!! where do you get dried okra???
How is the okra dried? Thanks.