Yes, it’s December, but here’s a fall wreath.
|December 9, 2014||Posted by Emily under Emily's 2014 Projects, Home Decor|
Yes, it’s December, but I’m showing my fall wreath. I’m a bit behind in showing pictures, but I did manage to make a fall decoration for my front door. For the past…let’s go with 8 years, I’ve had a basket with fake fall leaves that have seen better days. I’m going to take a guess and say those fake leaves were purchased at Wal-Mart, which means they probably weren’t all that great to begin with. It was time.
And now there’s Pinterest with all kinds of pretty wreaths and decorations and everything else that makes you want to have a house fit for the pages of a magazine. I don’t. I have a hole in the bathroom ceiling and a kitchen with unspackled drywall walls. This house is not fit for a magazine. But everyone needs goals to strive for…right?
I stopped by JoAnns and picked up a grapevine wreath and some fall picks. I find picks to be hit or miss. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re partly good, and sometimes…you wonder if the designer has ever seen the thing in question. This year though, they had some really pretty sunflowers. They also had burlap wired ribbon in a nice burnt orange color. With sales and coupons I spent around $10 on this project.
I cut everything on the picks apart then started fitting them onto the wreath. I started with the smaller items (leaves and berries), then put the large sunflowers over those without covering all of the grapevine. I then took a picture for reference and removed everything. I heated up the glue gun then put it all back in, gluing each piece as I did so. I made a bow and cut a ribbon to hang it.
Pardon the lighting, like most things I took that picture at night. I’m still really happy with how it turned out though.