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Popcorn Kernel Wreath Tutorial

Hey everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start. Today I thought I would share with you my wreath tutorial for the wreath I have on my Faux Mantel

First I am going to share with you how I to make the base of the wreath. How you want to embellish is up to you, but I’ll show you what I did to mine to. I may or may not have cheated a little, but you’ll just have to read through to see how cause it’s kind of a secret ; )

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and here is what it looks after I “embellished mine”

Autumn Popcorn Wreath Tutorial // Cherished Bliss #wreath #tutorial #fall

Here is what you will need for the wreath tutorial


– Pool noodle or wreath form
– Duct tape (if you go the pool noodle route)
– Burlap
– Modge Podge
-Elmer’s Glue
– Foam brushes
– Scissors
-2 packages popcorn kernals

Autumn Popcorn Wreath Tutorial // Cherished Bliss #wreath #tutorial #fall


Take your pool noodle and determine how big you want your wreath, trim it accordingly and then duct tape the ends together REALLY WELL!

Autumn Popcorn Wreath Tutorial // Cherished Bliss #wreath #tutorial #fall

Next I covered my wreath in burlap using modge podge. I didn’t want my burlap to be perfectly smooth across my wreath form because I didn’t want that perfect look.

Autumn Popcorn Wreath Tutorial // Cherished Bliss #wreath #tutorial #fall

Now comes the time consuming part. Once you get your wreath wrapped in the burlap I took modge podge and painted it over sections of the burlap, then I sprinkled on the popcorn kernals. Once that dries, I did another layer of my homemade modge podge on top.

Home Made Modge Podge is just 1 part Elmer’s Glue 1 part water. I mixed mine up in a mason jar and shook it until it was mixed up.

The reason I did this was because the modge modge you buy is quite thick and kept pulling the kernels off when I would brush over them. This is a lot runnier and got down in the crevices really well.

You just keep doing this until your entire wreath is covered. I found that since you have to let each section dry before you can move on, it helps to point a fan on it.

Autumn Popcorn Wreath Tutorial // Cherished Bliss #wreath #tutorial #fall

Autumn Popcorn Wreath Tutorial // Cherished Bliss #wreath #tutorial #fall
Next I added the strap at the top to hang the wreath from.
I just took a long strip of muslin and ruffled it. Then I took a strip of canvas that was a little bit wider and sewed the ruffle strip straight down the center. Then I tied a bow at the top to hang it from.

Autumn Popcorn Wreath Tutorial // Cherished Bliss #wreath #tutorial #fall

And that’s it. After all your hard work you will have a popcorn kernel wreath!: )

Autumn Popcorn Wreath Tutorial // Cherished Bliss #wreath #tutorial #fall

Now, like I said, this is just the “base” of the wreath. I added this lovely stem of leaves from Hobby Lobby. Remember how I said I cheated a little? Well…instead of attaching the leaves to the wreath I just stuck the stem inside the mason jar below it. hehe… sneaky right? It just worked out perfectly, the leave covers the stem so you can’t even tell what I did. Check out my Fall Mantel for how exactly I did all that

Autumn Popcorn Wreath Tutorial // Cherished Bliss #wreath #tutorial #fall

While you are here you might want to check out a few of my other fall projects:
– Orange and Aqua Fall Mantel 
Fall Centerpiece
Fall Printable
Projects using leaves round up
Fall mantel round up  


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    • Ashley says

      Thank you so much Chelsea! You are too sweet. That ruffle was the first thing I thought of when I was figuring out what I wanted to do with my wreath. So glad you like it!

  1. Lisa says

    What a great wreath! I am the Queen of (Eating) Popcorn, so this is a must for my fall decor! thanks so much for the clear instructions. Btw, I found you on Pinterest, and now I’m going to check out your other fall decor and browse around your blog! :)

    • Ashley says

      Thanks so much Lisa! So glad you like it… I just started trying to figure out how to make homemade kettle corn! We love popcorn here too!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks so much! Yes, pool noodles are much cheaper. I wish I would have grabbed some more over the summer! Thanks for stoppingby!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks so much Suzanne! I’ve seen some edible bird wreaths out there : ) That would be pretty fun to do, and a great project with the kids!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Laura! hmm… popcorn, fun and time consuming! lol. Still so glad I followed through because I LOVE it! That ruffle part though I had in my head before the wreath, so I’m kinda partial to it too! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Ashley says

      Thanks so much Johnnie! I always get so attached to what I make… I won’t want to take it down now after all the effort. But I’m already thinking Christmas ; )

  2. Laura Harring says

    For crying out loud, this is sooooooo cute!!!! I know what I’m doing the rest of the day!!! Thank you so much!! :)

  3. tricia says

    I loved your beautiful wreath so much that I made my own. However, it is really heavy and I’m having a hard time hanging it. I wanted to put it on our mantel over our mirror. I tried tucking the thick burlap garland I used in replace of the canvas but I can’t get it to stay. Any suggestions? Thank you! love your site!

    • Ashley says

      Hi Tricia, a little trick I use is to turn one of the 3M command hooks upside down behind the mirror to help keep it in place. Hope this helps! : ) I would love to see how yours turned out!

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