Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall wreath

I finally got around to making a new fall wreath and I have to say, this one is my favorite! It was also the easiest one I've made!

I just bought a plain grapevine wreath from Michael's... I was so disappointed that I didn't bring a 50% off coupon with me!!! But the wreaths were on sale so I couldn't use a coupon on those. As I was walking around the store, a sweet old lady asked me if I'd like to have her coupon. She said she didn't find what she needed so she couldn't use it! Score!! I continued browsing the store (newly acquired coupon in hand... determined to find something not on sale) and picked out some artificial fall flowers... which were also on sale! Lastly, I bought a wooden "C". It was only like $1.99 or $2.99 so I ended up giving my coupon to someone in line behind me since it wouldn't save me much! How's that for paying it forward?! ;)

When I got home, I used some leftover yellowish gold spray paint to paint my "C". I had originally wanted to stain the wood but Ian convinced me that it would blend in too much with the wreath itself (good call, babe!). 

While that was drying, I got to work on the flowers. All I did was snip the stems a little shorter and stick them into the wreath. No glue or anything required! Then, I cut a piece of burlap off of my yard of burlap (leftover from making a ring bearer pillow for my friend Lindsey). Why I thought I needed over a yard of burlap for a 5"x5" pillow project?! No idea. But I'm the type of person that would rather have too much of something than too little. And hey- it has come in handy on more than one occasion! 

Next, I googled how to tie a pretty bow. Because I am bow-challenged. By that I mean it comes out lopsided every. single. time. Thank you google for pulling through again!

Lastly, I attached the wooden "C" with picture hanging wire in two places. The only reason I didn't hot glue it (which would have been a little faster) is because our black front door gets SO unbelievably hot from when the sun rises until about early afternoon. So hot that it melts hot glue and wooden letters fall off of the door and get glued to the floor... yes, speaking from experience. Picture wire it was! And it is holding up wonderfully!! 

The best part is that you can switch out the flowers during different times of year rather than making a whole new wreath! 

Thanks for reading! 


While you're here, feel free to check out my other posts here:
DIY Wall Art
DIY Front Porch Sign Holder
DIY Porch Welcome Sign
Our Staircase Makeover Project (in process) plus how we updated our Oak Banister
DIY Chevron Burlap Yard Flag


brittni.winslow said...

I LOVE this! I was just looking for a new fall wreath and I think I may do the same thing :) Miss you!

House in the Heights said...

Cute! That's insane about the hot glue!

Mrs. Crane said...

Yay, I think you should! It is super easy! Miss you too- I'm so so excited for you and Clint and your soon-to-be new addition to the family! :)

Mrs. Crane said...

Thank you! I know... I also have to remember not to come in through the front door in the mornings because the doorknob will scald your hand! I'm sure having a black door doesn't help things... :)