How to Make a Fall Rake Wreath

STEP 1

Gather Materials

This is a great way to upcycle a broken rake that is unusable. We used a metal rake, but a plastic or bamboo rake could be used as well.

STEP 2

Remove Handle

Remove the rake head from the handle, spray paint both sides and allow it to dry.

STEP 3

Start With Tallest Foliage

Add your longest foliage elements by threading them through the tines of the rake.

STEP 4

Add Leaves

Tuck the leaves into the base of the rake.

STEP 5

Continue Layout

Continue adding elements until you are happy with the design. Group items in threes and arrange them asymmetrically for a natural looking arrangement.

STEP 6

Secure With Wire

Use small twists of wire to secure the branches to the tines of the rake.

STEP 7

Clean Up the Edges

Trim all of the ends of the branches that are sticking out beyond the rake.

STEP 8

Tie a Pretty Bow

Tie burlap ribbon or twine around the base of the rake.

STEP 9

Add a Way to Hang It

Take a length of wire about 5” long and use it to create a loop for hanging. Thread it under the cross bar that hold the tines of the rake and twist into a loop.

STEP 10

Display Proudly

Hang your rake from a nail or wreath hook and celebrate fall in style!

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