Hi! I’m back with another fall themed project (are you surprised??) Ok, I promise it is the last one for a little while. I was sort of rushed to get most of my fall projects and décor posted before I start my 31 days series.
31 Pinterest projects in 31 days – starting right here, Monday morning!! (ackkk! I’m not ready!) So although I might throw in a fall Pinterest project sometime during that series, for the most part they will be all non-fall themed projects.
I finally tackled my front door wreath! And I am going to have to live with it for a few days to see what I really think about it. In some ways, I absolutely love it, it is exactly what I was imagining, and more! And then I look at it again and I think it is way over the top, as in “fall threw up all my front door on a grapevine wreath and I hung it up with a burlap bow…” LOL! Maybe you can be the judge…
I wanted a wreath covered in fall “stuff” – fall leaves, pumpkins, gourds, pinecones, etc. I go through cycles where I only like the wreaths that have flowers on one side and bare grapevine on the other side (like this wreath on my fall mantel that I threw together really quick.)
But then I end up seeing, liking, and creating wreaths that are completely covered in flowers or whatever like my hydrangea wreath,
and even my Spring square green wreath.
So obviously since the last 3 out of 4 wreaths I have made have been the “covered in stuff” kind of wreaths, I am in that mode!
I grabbed an old grapevine wreath that I used a few years ago and took off all the fall “stuff”. I also grabbed my bin of extra fall stuff – pumpkins, pinecones, fall picks, leaf garlands, etc. Most of these I have used at different times in decorating, but some I have picked up on 75% or 90% clearance at the end of the season just so I had some hand for next year. 10¢ – 25¢ a pick is a great price to pick up a $1 or $2 of supplies so you don’t have to spend $10 the next year.
I started by layering on 2 leaf garlands. I think these are dollar store garlands as they are very cheap and sparse looking. But it worked for my bottom layer.
Then I had lots of little bunches of fall leaves that I probably at one time cut off of a leaf bunch. And I just stuck those all in filling in gaps as I went. I don’t glue mine in because I like to be able to take them apart and reuse the “stuff” and the wreath in different ways. If you work the stem of the flower or pick into the grapevine wreath it usually holds them in pretty well.
As you can see my “wreath assistant” was busy at work too! He obviously like that gourd pick or maybe he was trying to help me move it to a better place.
I just kept adding leaf picks and then picks with pumpkins, berries, apples, and acorns. And Casper kept playing with that one gourd.
I have to be careful about leaving faux berries within reach or my cat will eat them, so I finally shooed him away so I could finish my wreath.
I decided since the wreath might not scream “I am a fall wreath” quite loud enough , I added the “Fall” bunting that I used last year over the mirror on my mantel. And I tied it the wreath up with a bow from my favorite burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby (I have almost finished one roll already and went back for more and they are all gone. Sure hoping they get more before Christmas)
And here it is all finished!
I sometimes have a hard time with wreaths on my front door clashing because of the burgundy color, but thankfully fall is one season that my door fits perfectly!
(And yes, to those that have mentioned, I do plan to do something about those brass door knobs that are blinding you right now. Probably spray paint them. But then the whole door really needs to be re-painted, and I would really like to try another color, but my husband isn’t convinced yet… So they wait. For me to make up my mind and convince my husband on another door color (which might mean different shutter colors = too much work for now.)
So…yea or nay? Too much, just right, not your taste, LOVE it?
What kind of wreath do you have hanging on your front door? Leave me a link in the comments or upload a picture on my facebook page. I am always looking for inspiration and ideas!
You don’t want to miss Friday, I have a special announcement and we are going to have a little party to celebrate – see you then!