Create a simple DIY Rosemary Autumn Wreath to celebrate fall with our free Autumn SVG file and wreath tutorial. This project uses fresh rosemary from your garden, an embroidery hoop and a design cut from chipboard using your Cricut Maker.
Happy Fall Friends! Last week my family had fall photos done which meant that it was time for me to finally relent to the fact that Autumn is here and that it was time for me to take down my summer flip flop wreath! Summer is my very favorite time of the year, and it’s hard for me to let go and say goodbye– but really, we’re half way through October so I need to accept the fact!
I sadly took the flip flop wreath off the door, headed into our garage, walked over to our “wreath wall” and discovered that our fall wreath was missing! I have no idea where it disappeared to. I think that the universe may have been trying to send me a sign though. Our old fall wreath was one that we bought at the dollar store when we first got together and didn’t exactly fit the DIY vibe that I typically try to go for. I decided to listen to the whisper from the universe and to DIY a new wreath to celebrate autumn.
The flip flop wreath that I had just taken down was bright, colorful and bold, so I decided to go to the opposite end of the spectrum and do a wreath that was a bit more subdued.
We have a mammoth rosemary bush growing in our backyard. A few years ago I remember seeing Kristi from Making It In The Mountains create a beautiful heart shaped rosemary wreath for Valentine’s Day. Ever since then I’ve wanted to incorporate rosemary into a wreath of my own and fall seemed like the perfect occasion.
I paired my rosemary with a simple wooden embroidery hoop and the word autumn that I cut out of chipboard with my Cricut Maker . I love the way it turned out. It’s super simple but seeing it hanging on my front door has definitely put me in the fall spirit. Want to make one of your own? I’m giving you my free Autumn SVG File and step by step instructions for making this Simple DIY Rosemary Autumn Wreath below! Read on!
Simple DIY Rosemary Autumn Wreath- Made With The Cricut Maker
–Glue Dots Mini Dots or Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
-Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
-Ribbon or string to hang embroidery hoop from
Optional: Cricut TrueControl Knife
Step 1: Upload our Autumn SVG file (found at bottom of materials list above) to Cricut Design Space. Change the size to how big you would like for it to cut. Place your chipboard on the cutting mat with the upper left hand corner of the chipboard lining up with the upper left hand corner of the sticky part of your mat. Use masking tape to tape down the chipboard. Move your star wheels to the right hand side of your machine (see this post for Cricut Maker Knife Blade Success Tips). Select Chipboard as your cutting material in Cricut Design Space, load machine and start cutting. Make sure to keep an eye on your machine, pausing it ever few cuts to see how close the knife blade is to cutting through your material. When your chipboard is cut through, remove the mat from the machine, remove the tape and chipboard and gently pop out your cut pieces.
Step 2: Apply a thin layer of mod podge to your chipboard sign to act as a primer. Allow to dry and then paint with your favorite color of paint. (Note: When making this sign I popped out the chipboard word and then placed it back into the cutout to mod podge and paint so that I didn’t have paint running down the edges of the word. Once it was dry I popped it back out using my Cricut TrueControl Knife. Next time I do a chipboard project I’m going to try mod podging and painting my chipboard before cutting it to see how that works.)
Step 3: Arrange your rosemary and attach it to the embroidery hoop using floral tape.
Step 4: Attach your chipboard autumn to the embroidery hoop using glue dots or your glue gun.
Step 5: Add ribbon or string to the top of your wreath to hang it with and hang it on your front door.
Voila! You have a beautiful autumn wreath!
Tell me… Do you love having a decoration on your front door like I do? Have you ever made a wreath using live ingredients like rosemary?
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