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.
Remove the rake head from the handle, spray paint both sides and allow it to dry.
Start With Tallest Foliage
Add your longest foliage elements by threading them through the tines of the rake.
Tuck the leaves into the base of the rake.
Continue adding elements until you are happy with the design. Group items in threes and arrange them asymmetrically for a natural looking arrangement.
Secure With Wire
Use small twists of wire to secure the branches to the tines of the rake.
Clean Up the Edges
Trim all of the ends of the branches that are sticking out beyond the rake.
Tie a Pretty Bow
Tie burlap ribbon or twine around the base of the rake.
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.
Hang your rake from a nail or wreath hook and celebrate fall in style!