Friday, 20 September 2013

Fall Wreath

It rained the other day, I mean thunder and wind and pouring rain storm.  Up until then it had been hot and dry and I was not at all in the mood for fall.  However, one cool, grey day was all it took for me to get in the fall decorating spirit.  I had pinned a wreath I wanted to make a long time ago so I was excited to finally get to it.  Here is the link so you know that I am truly not that creative.  I always need an inspiration, or starting point for anything crafty to come out of me.  However, I did put my own twist on it and am so thrilled with it.  It is fall without being orange and leafy.  It is serene and lovely if I do say so myself.

I am not going to write a tutorial, as I was so in the zone just making it that I didn't take pictures of the process.  But since I figured it out from a picture, I'm sure anyone could do the same.  I started by looking up how to make burlap flowers.  I followed a few guidelines from the sites below, however mine mostly became their own as I played.  There was a bit of sewing involved but mostly a lot of hot glue.  It only took an hour and a half to make the flowers.

I like the detail of having our family initial in the wreath - makes it more personal I think.  I had seen twine wrapped around a letter before so after thinking about it, I found a foamy letter in my kids toys and started wrapping.  It took a while but I could sit and do it while the kids played.

The majority of supplies were from Michaels, including the purple flowers in the scrap-booking section and the pearls in the beading section.  I used a roll of burlap that was on sale for $4.99 and I still have lots left.  I'd say this was easily under $20 and about 4 hours of work.

I am so excited about this, it has consumed my mind for a couple of days but now that it's finished I can rest and enjoy.

I also added a few fall decorations inside.  These were mostly given to my by my mother-in-law, found at the dollar store or using what I had at home.

I must admit, I have burlap fever and have a few more ideas of things to cover with burlap, but we'll see what I get around to (and if I have a place to put anything).  I like decorating for the seasons as long as it doesn't become clutter.  

I also really want to find some black urns and white pumpkins for my door step.  Again, we'll see if this happens within a reasonable budget.  

Thanks for stopping by to check out my page.

Here are a few variations that I made for friends - I didn't have all the same supplies so I got to be creative.  A wreath is a great way to bless someone who has been a blessing to you.

With a Bushel and a Peck of Autumn Blessings,

1 comment:

  1. I love it so much! Let's paint some pumpkins this year! Make a party (once kids are in bed or something!)