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Making Fabulous Fall Wreaths

Enjoy the colors of the season with easy-to-make autumn wreaths.

Allrecipes and Better Homes & Gardens are teaming up to help you make the most of the season.

Seasonal Elements

Autumn Leaves. Raking leaves this fall? Put them to good use. To make the gorgeous wreath pictured above, wrap a foam wreath base tightly with muslin. Secure a head of kale to the inside of the wreath base with straight pins, and add apples around the perimeter with generous amounts of hot glue. Surround the apple and kale combo with fiery red dried leaves and twigs, attached with florist's wire.

    On the Grapevine. This quick and easy wreath starts with a grapevine form. Wrap the form with vines of bittersweet. Add strands of colorful Chinese lanterns, securing with florist's twine. Attach loose pods or stems with hot glue.

      Create a sunburst shape. Fold out the husks on ears of Indian corn so they point straight out from the tops. Hot-glue the ears to a straw wreath, and fluff the husks to complete the look.

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        Think Outside the Circle

        Rake Revival. Give new life to an old rake head by tucking strands of bittersweet, juniper berries, and the feathery tips of Eastern red cedar in and around the tines. Wrap jute twine around the bottom of the rake head and tie it into a bow for a rustic touch.

          Picture This. Use a wooden picture frame in an oval, rectangular, or square shape as your wreath base. Staple chicken wire to the back of the frame and add autumn elements with florist’s wire.

            Go with the Grain. To make a wheat wreath, cut a round foam base into a U shape. Starting at the bottom, wire long shafts of wheat to the base. Fill out any empty spots with shorter wheat shafts. Create a pretty central point with a cluster of seed heads.

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              Modern Makeovers

              Simply Succulent. This garden-inspired wreath has all the makings of the outdoors in an indoor-friendly package. To make, soak a mesh-covered moss wreath in water. On a flat surface, lay out your succulent cuttings and tuck into the form. Floral pins help keep everything in place. Plan to soak your wreath every 3-10 weeks to keep it healthy. See complete step-by-step instructions on

                Tabletop Wreath. Affix cornhusks to the back of a straw wreath by hot-gluing the husk's bottom just before pressing it in place. Position the husks until you’ve achieved the desired look. Make the wreath a centerpiece by placing a bowl of fruit inside.

                  Feather Your Nest. Feathers offer a fun, modern wreath base. Build it out with spray-painted pinecones and fir branches.

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