Simple Fall Wall Decor

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Have you noticed the ever so slight change in temperature?  It’s mostly in the mornings, but it’s a sure sign fall is on the way!  I’ve been pulling out my fall decorations and taking stock.  Today I’m going to share some simple fall wall decor I made to revitalize my tired decorations.  This is a stunning look for very little effort, so get you a cup of coffee and let’s get crafty!

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simple-fall-wall-decorSupplies

supplies

  • floral picks – These came from Joann’s.  The link is to something similar.
  • dried wheat – I got this in the floral department at Walmart.
  • feathers – These are pheasant feathers.
  • seed pod – This came out of a natural decor bag I bought at Walmart in the floral department.  I’ll show you what I did with the rest of it at the end!
  • old cheese grater – I got this one at a thrift store for $1!  I see them all the time, so take a look the next time you’re out thrifting!
  • vine wrapped floral wire – This has a more natural feel than the typical green floral wire.
  • wire cutters – You need to get the heavy duty ones, trust me, it will make it so much easier!
  • pliers – This little set is great for floral crafting.
  • poster putty – I use this for all kinds of things and it’s a great item to have in your crafting arsenal!
  • pencil, knitting needle, dowel, etc. to wrap the wire around.

If you can’t find some of these items, look around and see what you have.  You never know what you might come up with!

Assembly

The first thing I did was attach about 12″ of floral wire to the back of the cheese grater.  This will give you something to hang it with.  I just inserted the floral wire thru the larger cheese grating holes and wrapped it around itself.  Test to see if it hangs well and cut off the excess.

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I sat the cheese grater on a table and started inserting the dried wheat.  Do this a little at a time and alternate the direction.  This might be a little frustrating because it wants to go thru the holes in the cheese grater!

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Pick up the cheese grater and pull the dried wheat down until you like the way it looks.

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Hang it up somewhere easy to reach, then add the feathers and floral pick.

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Cut off two pieces of floral wire between 8″ to 12″.  I made mine two different lengths.  Wrap the wire around the knitting needle to form a spiral.  Leave about a 2″ tail and bend it into a hook.  Cut off the grass wrapped around the hook.  This will make it easier to insert in the grater.

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Stick the spiraled wire into the holes of the grater.

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Grab the poster putty and the seed pod!

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Pinch off a piece of the poster putty and apply it to the back of the seed pod.

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Now, stick it on the cheese grater.  This is not permanent and will do when you’re trying to figure out placement.  I will go back (eventually) and tack this down with a glue gun.

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You’re going to want to fuss around with the arrangement a bit to get it just right.  I cut off some of the longer pieces of wheat to make it more even at the bottom.

Simple Fall Wall Decor

Leftovers

All done!  I’m calling this a fall “wall” decor item, but I think it would look great on a door too!  Here’s what I did with the leftover bag of natural decor:

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I just put it in an old pie tin I found for $0.50 at a thrift store!  I did add some parts of floral decor I had and a cute little straw bird.  Don’t be afraid to take apart those “pre-arranged” floral picks you find in the store.  You can usually get a better look if you separate them out.  Hope y’all enjoyed this easy fall wall decor!  I’ll be adding more fall decorating ideas throughout the season, so stay tuned!

What’s your favorite thing to decorate with during the fall?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

 

 

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