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Today’s post was a wreath I never intended to post. In fact we will call this a “company is coming, my front door is naked, throw together something quick at midnight” fall wreath. Or maybe just “quick and easy fall wreath” – little easier to type out and say. Does anyone else just have to have a wreath or some sort of hanging item on their front door?? Especially when company or visitors are coming? I always have something on my front door unless I am in transition time and just haven’t gotten something made or down from the attic. For one, because my front door is in sad shape and desperately needs to be painted and a wreath helps hide or distract from that.
But the door is up to be painted… very soon! If you missed this discussion on facebook, you can weigh in on my color choice or see what I have planned.
Seriously though, I have another wreath in mind that I want to make this year… it just hasn’t got completed yet. Hey there is still a good 8 weeks till Thanksgiving and 28 more days of 31 days of Fall Inspiration, so I have plenty of time.
But for now this fall wreath adorns my door and I am happy with it. I will even leave it assembled and display it indoors or on my back door later.
No tutorial (remember, I was throwing this together at midnight). But the method is pretty easy – grab some fall picks or fall stems from your stash, from the dollar store, or the store. If you have fall stems or bushes cut them part into smaller picks. Stick into grapevine wreath – alternating colors/different flowers, etc. I chose to make 3 large sunflowers the focal point (always best to work in odd numbers for your focal flowers/objects) and then filled in around them with smaller flowers/leaf picks. Then I tied it up with simple burlap bow.
This was my fall wreath last year and at the end of the season, I disassembled it and kept all the picks stored in a tote. So I just reused some of those same picks and stems along with some new floral stems I picked up at a yard sale this past summer. You can see the tutorial for last year’s wreath here.
But for now I am enjoying this simple, colorful fall wreath on my door… Who knows, maybe he will convince me he needs to stay permanently for the fall??
Ever throw together a last minute craft project when company is coming?
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