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Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

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Here’s an easy DIY fall wreath idea with a modern flair: A baker’s twine wreath with rustic tin leaves painted orange and glossed up with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

I love how the painted glossy Mod Podge’d maple leaves turned out.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

I started with a some supplies from including some cute rustic tin maple leaves that I’ve not seen elsewhere.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

I wrapped the styrofoam form with orange and white baker’s twine around it during an 80s-cheestatstic-filled roadtrip with my sister. Wrapping it was strangely therapeutic and an 8″ wreath ended up taking less than one package of twine.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Then I painted three of the six rustic metal leaves with bright orange paint and made them pop with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Cute, yes? And cheap. Really cheap thanks to the craft supplies website,, where I bought the supplies. launched in November 2011 and carries a broad range of craft products like jewelry making supplies, scrapbooking and craft basics, yarn, candy-making supplies and kids crafts.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

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Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

WANNA MAKE IT? Free step-by-step tutorial and supply list for making my Baker’s Twine Fall Wreath idea –>

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Supplies for making a Baker’s Twine Fall Wreath:

Consumer Crafts says that their everyday prices are lower than most sale prices you will find on other internet sites or in stores. I did a little wreath supplies comparison shopping:

8″ Styrofoam extruded wreath: $1.67 at, could only find 10″ at Joann and have to buy in a 12-pack, 10″ wreath is $7.77 at Amazon

Orange and White Baker’s Twine: $3.97 at, couldn’t find at Joann, Amazon is a range but looks like about $7.90

Rusted Metal Tin Leaves: $1.27 at, couldn’t find this product at Joann or Michael’s

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic: $4.97 at, $4.99 at Joann, $7.59 on Amazon

So making this Baker’s Twin Fall Wreath cost me about $12.00.

:: How to make a Baker’s Twine Fall Wreath ::

Tie the baker’s twine onto the styrofoam wreath.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Start wrapping the Baker’s Twine around the styrofoam wreath. And wrap. And wrap. And…

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Tie off the Baker’s Twine.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

And cut.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

I put a dab of craft glue on it but you could probably leave this step out if you tie it really well.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Pull the rusted metal leaves from the backing. There’s some glue on the back which did a number on my nails, oof, so maybe use a craft knife or something to save your manicure.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Now came some indecision. I placed the rusted metal leaves as is on the wreath to see how it looked. Originally I had planned to paint the leaves …but does it look cute enough like this?

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Luckily, the leaves come six to a pack so I decided to paint three and decide later. Dab some orange paint onto the leave and spread it around.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

This was my first coat, pretty sloppy, heh. Painting is normally not my thing.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Paint a light coat, let it dry, and paint another coat the other direction. I painted two coats on the front and backs so plan on this step taking a couple evenings. I tried to rush it and put the paint on too thick and it looked kind of sloppy.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Enter my saving grace: Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. I used this stuff on my Fourth of July Sparkler Caddy and it’s really cool. Basically, it adds a shiny coat with a subtle glitter.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Place your leaf on a very flat surface. Seriously, make sure it’s flat or else it can run off of your shape. Outline around the perimeter kind of like icing a cookie taking care to not flood outside of your shape.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Now flood the inside with the Dimensional Magic. Let dry 24 hours.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Because I’m non-committal I glued some tacks on the back of the leaves.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Then I tried arranging the leaves like this…

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

And then like this…

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Until I finally found an arrangement that I liked. I felt kind of like Cher in Clueless taking photos of all of her outfits before choosing what to wear. But I liked having the tacks on to play around a bit. I put a bit of glue on the tack pins and then stuck them into the styrofoam for a stronger hold.

Baker's Twine Fall Wreath Ideas

Cut a piece of grosgrain ribbon for the top of the wreath. Hang and enjoy!

Did you make it? Please post a comment and let me know how this craft idea works for you. And share your own photos at the Facebook page, “I made it!” flickr photo gallery or tweet a picture to @merrimentdesign.

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4 Responses to “Baker’s Twine Fall Wreath”

  1. eva scott Says:

    How cute. I love wreaths but have never thought to use baker’s twine to cover one. Really cute idea!

  2. Kim Says:

    Just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your website. Just stumbled across it today and look forward to a long day of crafting tomorrow. Will post pics!


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