Hi there sweet friends! Is it still steamy where you are right now? As I am writing this it is 94 ° outside. Nevertheless I am forging onward…with a brand spankin new Fall wreath! I mean it has to cool down soon, right?
Here she is:
I decided to abandon the oranges and yellows this year in favor of a more subtle palette. What do you think?
Of course because I love ya’ll so much, I’m going to share how EASY this is to make.
First you’ll need these (All of my supplies came from Michaels.):
- Grapevine wreath
- Pieces from another grapevine wreath for depth (totally optional)
- Three fun additions to create a focal point. (I used two different flowers and an ivory pumpkin)
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Burlap ribbon
- Floral wire (not shown)
- Needle nose pliers/cutters (not shown)
And some of these:
These are the stems I used. I ended up not using the ones on the far right.
Start with your extra grapevine wreath and pull/cut off a piece like you see here:
Then attach it to the front of the full wreath to add a bit of dimension. I just tucked it in and secured it with hot glue. See how it adds a bit of depth?
Then I tucked my furry friends in first:
(You can glue all the stems in place or just tuck them in if they feel secured in place.)
Followed by the squiggly branchy ones which I cut apart…
Next I added a couple of the ivory berry pieces:
Then I hot glued the two flowers and little pumpkin in place.
To add a bit more texture, I cut two pieces of printed burlap:
…squeezed the ends together like this:
And tucked in place with hot glue:
That’s it. Pretty simple!
I am loving the muted greens this year with the pop of ivory…
Of course I did break down and buy some regular pumpkins. Can I tell you how hard that was when I was sweating my tooti off?
And Fall wouldn’t be Fall without Mums…
This little ladder was another Lucketts find from last year.
Can you see my window boxes got an update too?
I had those grass liners filled with white Geraniums for Summer, but when I tried to remove the plants, the roots had grown into the grass liner and pulled it out in chunks. It basically had dry rotted anyway, so I found another solution. Add three pots to my boxes instead.
Want more inspiration for Fall? You’re in luck! All this week my blog friends will be sharing more Fall decorating ideas!
Hope you are feeling inspired! Now bring on the cool weather…I’m ready. 🙂
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