My kids have had a great time collecting conkers and I’m making them into a conker wreath to decorate my home for autumn.
Craft Materials You Will Need
- Wreath Base
- Deco Mesh
- Glue Gun
Choose a wreath base with two or more rings. The single ring styles don’t have enough surface area to stick your conkers to.
You can use any width or colour of deco mesh. Or in fact any flexible mesh such as netting or even fabric. Just bear in mind that if you planning to display your wreath outside the mesh may get wet. Deco mesh is plastic and so it will happily cope with our great British weather.
If you don’t have a glue gun your could make do with silicone glue. Although a glue gun is the much easier choice if you have one.
My children collected these conkers on the school run. I’ve left them over a radiator to dry out for a few days before crafting with them.
You’ll need some kind of ribbon to hang your wreath from. I’m using some leftover burlap ribbon.
Wrap the Wreath Base in Deco Mesh
Start by wrapping the deco mesh around the wreath base.
Keep working your way around the wreath base until you get back to the start of your wrapping.
Tuck the ends underneath each other so that they are fairly secure.
Attach The Conkers
Add a generous blob of glue to the deco mesh and pop a conker on top of it.
Keep adding more and more conkers to the wreath.
Then add smaller conkers into any spaces where the deco mesh is showing through.
Adding the Hanging Loop
Once your wreath has had a few hours to dry make a loop from the burlap ribbon and either glue or tie it the back of the wreath.
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This is a fab way to use conkers. I’ve heard that spiders don’t like the scent (although I’ve no idea if that’s true or not) so you might have a great way to lower the spider population in your house too!
Oh that’s fabulous, Ive been looking for a why to keep spiders at bay.
This is so effective and a great way to use up the eleventy-hundred conkers we’ve collected as a family recently!
Lol, us too. There’s a conker tree on the school run so I’ve a house full of them!