I honestly have no idea what came over me today. I had no intention of making a wreath for my front door, despite all the beautiful wreaths I've been looking at for the last few weeks.
Somehow a trip to town to the library found Kiddo and I in the Flower Factory. If you don't have one of these stores in your town, I'm sorry. It's awesome! I've been on the hunt for some lamp shades for a project I want to do and one minute I'm browsing the lamps and the next thing I know I'm walking out of the store with a wreath form and some sparkly Fall stuff. I have no idea how that happened.
I have some burlap left over from the curtains I mentioned a few posts back. I will get a picture of those one of these days, but the extra burlap sure has come in handy.
Here's what you'll need for this wreath:
A wreath form
Some burlap fabric. I cut mine into 2.5" strips and frayed out 4 strings on one side only.
Some silk leaves, either from a garland or loose.
Some sparkly picks. I'm still in a Liberace mood after my last pumpkins experiment and, seriously, who doesn't like a little bling here and there?
I wrapped the wreath form in the burlap like so. I glued it down with hot glue. Where your strips overlap, just fray the end and you'll have a nice texture point.
I wrapped the picks together and wired it onto the wreath. To secure the ends of the wire, I poked the ends into the foam.
I filled in the spaces with some of the silk leaves. Because my garland has two leaves with a center hole that attached to the garland, I just took a sewing pin, put it through the hole and poked the pin into the foam.
I took my brand new, $.99 wreath hanger and stretched the hook a little to hold the wreath and voila!
I'm now the proud owner of a bedazzled fall wreath.
(The paint on my thumbnail is from the buffet I'm refinishing. If you follow my on Facebook, you'll know I've been working on this for a few weeks now. I think I'll have it done this week!)
What do you think?
Here's the whole front door area.
The Fur Child is staring at my Fall Wind Catcher. I should probably figure out a way to make this area more inviting but I don't have the energy for it. We won't be in this house long enough and I'd rather get other projects done.
Wreath Form - $1.95
Sparkly Picks - $3.98
Wreath Hanger - $.99
Burlap & Leaves - Stash on hand
Total Project Cost - $6.92
Total Project Time - 45 minutes, max.
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