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Monday, November 4, 2013

Fall Rake Head Wreath

Who says a Wreath has to be round? You can find Rake Wreaths on Pinterest and when I saw this rake head someone had thrown out I knew I wanted to make a Rake Wreath for myself. Super easy too, I purchased the leaves and a small grapevine wreath to spruce it up with at the dollar store. 





I had a burlap rice bag so I cut that up for a bow. Nice and rustic to go along with the rake head. The grapevine wreath I soaked in a bowl of water overnight. Then it was easy to take it apart and shape it how I wanted it to be. 



I played with placement of the vine on the rake head and using floral wire attached it.



 I wired the leaf sprays onto the rake head as well. The hardest part of this whole process was making a bow out of the burlap. 



I made two looped pieces and wired them together. I then looped another piece of burlap over the middle to hide the wires. 



Using a safety pin I pinned it into place then wired the bow onto the rake head base as well. Another wire became a loop to hang it from. I love it! Fits right in around here too. 










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68 comments:

  1. I am loving this fall rake wreath, nothing says fall more than this ~ Lisa

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  2. That's very pretty! At first I was a little surprised to see the oak leaves - I thought you just had cactus plants out there! Shows you how little I get out of the house! But you did a great job with practically not spending a penny!

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  3. Very pretty! I love the burlap bow. Thanks for joining our Twirl and Take a Bow party! We would love to have you join us again...every Tuesday we go live!

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  4. This project is so clever! I love how you pulled it all together! It just screams "FALL" to me. I hope you'll link this up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop that goes live tomorrow at 8pm Central. Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  5. I absolutely love this wreath! Nicely done!! ;)

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  6. I'm stopping by from Rock N Share linky party!

    I absolutely love the creativity of this wreath! It definitely looks like a project that anyone could tackle!

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  7. Very pretty rake wreath! I love the fall colors. Thank you for sharing how to make your pretty wreath. I would like decorating a rake with fall leaves much better than using it to rake them (-;

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  8. So cute, I love this! Great use of up-cycling:)

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  9. Love this Connie ! Very Fall-ish and rustic ;-)

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  10. I love this idea so much.. since it isn't fall unless you are raking!

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  11. I love what you did with this rake. It is beautiful! Found this post on the Organized31 party.

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  12. That's really creative and looks beautiful. Thanks for the idea! I think I may have an old rake lying around someplace.

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  13. This is such a pretty idea! I love how simple it is to create and how pretty it looks. Thanks so much for linking up at #RealFamilyFun. I'm sharing this on my social media sites on Friday. Take care,
    KC

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  14. Lovin' this... so fallish, and farmish and rustic-ish lol! Thank you for sharing ;)

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  15. Beautiful! I just pinned it.

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

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  16. What a great idea! Visiting from the BFF Open House Party!

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  17. What a gorgeous take on the traditional wreath! I love it! We'll be featuring it over at Someday Crafts tomorrow, so come on by if you get a minute.

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  18. This was SO cute, but my husband got a bit miffed when I used his rake to make it! But that's ok, I wanted the rustic look, and I will buy him another! just popping over from the Memories by the Mile Link Party. I have pinned, liked and tweeted, and g+-ed. I would love it if you would drop by my site at http://www.kneadedcreations.com for a short visit! I will look forward to seeing you there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations.

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  19. beautiful. I wish I had a rake head to make one of. Thanks for sharing

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  20. I just love this rake wreath. I must make this. Thanks so much for showing me how. Best wishes, Linda

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  21. This is lovely. I would love it if you would link up to my link party at http://ihearthandson.blogspot.ca/2013/11/show-off-fridays-3.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  22. Connie, Brenda over at Cozy Little House has you on her Welcome Wagon this Friday...you should get lots of additional visitors to see your lovely rake and rug :)

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  23. What a fun idea. I'm visiting from Cozy Little House and plan to stay a little longer thread some of your other posts.

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  24. Pretty--and that reminds me I need a new rake to actually clean up my yard :)

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  25. It is beautiful! I have an old rake out there that maybe needs to be re-purposed!

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  26. Super cute Connie! I collect vintage rakes and love using them for the holidays, Thanks for sharing with SYC
    hugs,
    Jann.

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  27. I really like this! Thanks for the tip about soaking the grape vine :) Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two.
    Make it a pink day.

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  28. This really is a cute idea...love it... would like to invite you to come share at One More Time Events....
    http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/11/dessert-display-with-flour-sack.html ... TAmmy

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    1. Thank you for sharing your cute Fall rake at One More Time Events...Tammy

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  29. I LOVE this! How fun is this wreath! Visiting from the "This Momma's Ramblings" blog hop. Thanks for sharing!

    Rachelle S.
    www.stitchesbyrachelle.blogspot.com

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  30. I absolutely love this . Thanks for the tip about soaking the Grapevine over night!
    Thanks for sharing at this Weekends Show Off Blog Party.
    Kim~ This Ole Mom
    http://www.thisolemom.com

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  31. Love this idea. Thanks for the inspiration
    Regards from Sunny South Africa
    http://deoudehuize.blogspot.com

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  32. ADORE your rake wreath so much! Love how it chimes in with all things fall as well as offering a little junky bling. The grapevine addition is gorgeous! I've featured this on I Love That Junk and various other places all over the land. :) Thanks for linking up!

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  33. Beautiful! I like it much more than any of those round wreaths. It just screams fall! Love it and pinned it!

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  34. I love this! It is so cute and very original! I would love to hvae this hanging on my front door!

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  35. I just got my first rake head a few days ago and now I can't wait to make this.

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  36. I love this idea, so unique, and taking something and making it into something else is awesome. Thanks for sharing on Tuesdays With a Twist, come join us again tomorrow morning.

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  37. gorgeous - i love the idea of using the inexpensive wreath in a new much more BEautiFul way - thank you so much for sharing!

    ♥ Northern Cottage {http://www.NorthernCottage.net}

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  38. Great job! I love the addition of the grape vines.

    You've been featured today at Gingerly Made. Thanks for linking up. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/11/show-tell-features_12.html

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  39. And to think that I threw away my rake when it broke. Guess I need to think more creatively before disposing of anything. Great idea!

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  40. Love this! First thing I asked the Mr. do we have a broken rake? I'll be on the hunt. Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party!! Theresa

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  41. What a cute wreath and so unique! It definitely looks doable!
    thanks,
    Sami

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  42. Good morning! Just wanted to stop by and let you know I featured you today <3 Have a wonderful day!

    Fotini

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  43. Congratulations! You've been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! I love using alternative items as door decorations! Feel free to stop by the website and pick up your "I've Been Featured!" button!!

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  44. Love this Rake Wreath~ Stopping by to let you know I'm featuring you tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks so much for sharing at my Linky Party~
    Kim

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  45. Oh my goodness, what a cute idea! Pinning, and thanks for sharing at my link party!

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  46. Absolutely adorable and perfect for Fall!! Featuring it today at Think Tank Thursday. Thanks for linking it up. http://saving4six.com/2013/11/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-56.html

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  47. Love the wreath, it was one of my featured post today!
    Sandra
    http://www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com

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  48. So clever! I've seen wheelbarrows used in outside decorating. I just never thought of using tools.

    Thanks for sharing your awesome wreath at Motivation Monday!

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  49. You are being featured @DearCreatives party tomorrow! I'd love for you to drop by & see your feature. Grab a featured button. Feel free to link up again! & thanks so much for joining in! Theresa

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  50. I love this! Fun fall colors and the rake is so appropriate, I should snap a pic of my back yard, one is definitely needed there :) You are being featured @ Great Idea Thursday's!

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  51. Love this idea. So perfect for Fall. I'm featuring this when my link party opens up tonight!

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  52. What a clever idea! I've never seen one of these before.
    Who knew a rake head could look so beautiful?! Thanks for linking up at Much Ado About Monday this week!

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  53. Hi Connie! I featured your Fall rake head wreath this week. Blessings, Mary

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  54. So clever! My daughter has a new country home. She needs this for her covered porch decor.

    Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Linda

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  55. So cute! How come I never thought of this! Newest follower through FB. I invite you to participate in my linky party if you'd like, every thursday http://www.thefamilyfunspot.com/2013/11/bloggers-unidas-1.html have a great day!

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  56. I really like your rake wreath! What a good upcycle! I am your newest follower!

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  57. Awesome idea!
    Visiting from The family fun spot blog hop.
    www.elmundodepatricia.com

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  58. I really love how this Rake turned Wreath turned out. WOW what a great idea, and is looks so good.

    Just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring you today on The Sunday Favourites (http://thequestionablehomesteader.com/sunday-favourites-4/) and would love if you stopped by and grabbed a button.

    Ricki

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  59. Thank you for sharing your lovely wreath at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!
    I would love to feature you at my party!
    Could you please add us to your list of link parties?
    Thank you so much and have a wonderful week!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  60. I featured your rake wreath today on Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life!

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  61. Hi Connie, I just found your blog this week when I was hunting for fall projects and I wanted to let you know I am featuring your wreath on Oh My Heartsie Girl this weekend. I would love to have you stop by.

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