Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall Rake Wreath

I shared this over The Artsy Girl Connection earlier this week, but I wanted to go ahead and share it with you all now.. She has a Fall Crawl going on with some great quest bloggers. As well as a Fall Crawl link up!

I found this idea/ inspiration on pinterest... gotta love pinterest. 
I wanted to make this into a wreath since the day I saw it. 
Here is what the rake looks like... cute, simple and Pretty for fall.

I did not have a metal rake on hand, and plastic to me wasn't going to work. 
So after going to some thrift stores and searching for a rake, I broke down and bought a brand new rake. 
I found it at Walmart for only $8.. so not too bad.
I then went off to the dollar store and found some pretty "fall" colors for floral.

I took the wooden handle off {with some help, it was stuck on there good} and spray painted the rake with premier, and then gold metallic spray paint. After it dried,  I laid the floral onto the front of the rake and used floral wire to hold it in place.
Next, I took some ribbon and wrapped the end, that the handle was in and hot glued that down.

Next I took the floral wire and wrapped it around to make a loop for it to hang on the hook on our door. 

After I added the loop to hang it, I hung it on the door it see how it looked and then added the bow to the bottom... I didn't hot glue the bow on I just used floral wire, that way if I wanted I could change the bow for Halloween and or Thanksgiving.

What do you think? 
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Stacia Liechty said...

Looks cool! I've actually never seen a rake wreath, but I like it!

Michelle's Tasty Creations said...

This is Awesome! I love the rake as a front door decoration. Turned out beautiful.

raisingahappyfamily-momof8 said...

WOW!!! what a beautiful unique welcome. love it!!!!
I am your newest follower...pls follow back if you can.
you are creative!

Mixed Kreations said...

I love your rake wreaths. What a great idea. They make a really pretty door decoration. Thanks for sharing.

Visiting from Bowdabra's Saturday Showcase.

Pinning and sharing!

Linda @

Paula Miller said...

Oh I like!! Isn't Pinterest the best for inspiration? Love how you made the project your style :)

Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!


Shannon Barefoot said...

This turned out lovely!! Thanks for sharing :) I love unique wreaths. I would love if you would share this (and some of your other projects) over at my link party going on right now:

Have a nice day!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors and everything about it. Just wanted to let you know I featured it as part of my weekly link party wrap up today. Feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like and thanks for sharing at my place!

Little Treasures said...

This is gorgeous!!

Kathy Moody said...

So pretty and creative! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So glad you did. This is awesome. :)

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Super Cute rake project!! Don't ya just love walmart and the dollar store? I'm now following you and would love for you to stop by and follow me back!! =) Deanna said...

Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend. I'll be featuring this idea later today! Please come grab a featured button and come back tomorrow to link up anything new you'd like to share at

Debra said...

that is a great idea and your's is absolutely stunning!

Terry said...

I just love your rake wreath! I'm so glad you shared this at Sunday Blog Love, I'll be featuring this as one of my favorites. Have a wonderful weekend!

Susie Buetow said...

WOW, we love your rake wreath! Thank you so much for linking it up in the Crafty Showcase this past week!
Your post was picked by our Designers as one of their fav Fall crafts. We are featuring you today on our Facebook page, twitter and will pin to Pinterest.

Stop over Sat-Thur noon and link up more of your creative ideas!

Have a super weekend and enjoy that backyard!


Crystelle Boutique said...

I like it a lot. Just found a rake at a thrift store, so I am going to try this.... Thanks for the inspiration!