How to Make a Rake Wreath

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Goodbye summer, hello Autumn. Where does the time go?   Autumn is a wonderful season of colours, sights, smells and tastes.  I’m not really a big decorator for seasons but will be putting up a wreath or two.  It is time to get out the Autumn wreath made out of an old rake, some ribbon and some artificial coloured leaves.

While cleaning out the garage one summer I discovered we had 3 rakes and as there are only 2 of us that can use 1 rake each at the same time I decided to create a rake wreath.

There isn’t a law that says a wreath has to round is there?

creating a rake wreath at

At first I thought of cutting off the handle and using the top of the rake and hanging it on the wall but decided to leave the handle on to give the full effect of using a rake.   I used a garland of coloured fall leaves from the dollar store.  The garland was just twisted between the prongs of the rake.  There was even a loop on each end that fastened right over one of the prongs.  Then I used some more fall leaves that came in a bunch.

the rake wreath at

A piece of orange ribbon from the ribbon stash completed this simple wreath. Quick and simple, my kind of crafting.

It looks good in several different places. Where will I put it this year?

the rake wreath at

It looks like I’ve just been raking up the colourful leaves of Autumn.

a fall leaf wreath at

Here is another wreath made several years ago.  The leaves were cut from plastic canvas and stitched in co-ordinating colours and fastened onto a grapevine wreath.

Autumn decorating at

So along with my little fall garden flag and some other items I’ve made in the past I’m ready for some Autumn/Fall decorating.

Are you ready?

I’m sharing with The Really Crafty Link Party,  Handmade Monday and  To Grandma’s House We Go

the gardener side at

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10 Responses

  1. Country Gal

    Oh they are all so lovely but my fave is the rake wreath . I am not much of a seasonal decorator either but the odd wreath I will put up . . Great idea . I cant believe how fast the summer went , . Thanks for sharing , have a good day .

    • Crafty Gardener

      Summer seemed to whiz right by, not that I was outside to enjoy much of it. I’m packing away the garden now and it seems like I just got it all out.

  2. Nicola Newington

    Ingenious! It really does look like you’ve just finished raking up leaves. I may have to steal this idea.

    I have some crocheted pumpkins and leaves that I made last fall – I need to pull them out and refresh the wreath in my kitchen!

  3. Margie

    What a cool idea! I’ve taken out some of my fall-themed teawares, but still need to take out the rest of my limited fall decor.

  4. Margy

    That’s cute. I need to find some other way to make a wreath or hanging for Christmas. The one I have been doing on a coat hanger is so hard to work with. – Margy

  5. Myrtle

    I love them all but I especially like your rake fall decoration.

  6. Julie

    I love your practical approach, 2 of us, 1 rake each which leaves 1 spare for decorating! Perfect logic!
    It’s really pretty, and a fun way to use a spare object.

  7. Teresa

    So pretty, perfect fall decor. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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