A Touch of Fall Foliage

I know it’s not technically Fall yet, but Labor Day is over, so I think it’s time to whip up some Fall decor! 

All this football talk and blog posts about pumpkin this and pumpkin that has me in the Fall mood.  Amy made some really cool ‘punkins’ out of dryer vents, Ashley made a burlap wreath, and Kristen made a sweet tulle wreath. Heck, there are even Christmas decorations out now. 

I had burlap left over from the redneck wine glasses I made for the Pass it On Project.   On my lunch break last week I popped in Dollar Tree and picked up a willow wreath and some fall foliage and a little floral wire. I wasn’t sure if I’d need the wire or not, but who knew Dollar Tree has floral wire? …and two different kinds, at that!  I spent a whopping 6 bucks total. 

My supplies:

Awhile back, I had seen a cool tutorial about using burlap to make a wreath, which I used for inspiration.  I wanted something semi-flat so that it would fit in between our main door and storm door.  

I cut the burlap into strips and then put a little Mod Podgeon the ends that were fraying badly. Then I tied them onto my wreath by knotting them.

I cut and knotted and cut and knotted some more.  John kept telling me not to cover up all the “sticks,” so I covered about 3/4 of the wreath with the burlap to frame my foliage.  Then I just stuck my foliage here and there, pushing it down into the burlap knots or through the twigs on the wreath.

The more I look at it, the more I like how the burlap and flowers are crescent-shaped.  

With the front door open:

And with the door closed, it fits nicely in between the main door and the storm door:

I like the burlap peeking out from behind the flowers:

I’m debating on picking up some ribbon to make a bow, but I’m happy with how it turned out! 

And if that wasn’t enough Fall-ish stuff for one post, I bought this too.  Oh boy!

 

Have anything special you want to conjure up for the autumn season? 

I’m sharing this for Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style!

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26 responses to A Touch of Fall Foliage


  1. So colorful! I love it! And pumpkin spice coffee is my favorite right now..hehe

  2. So cute, Whitney! I’ve been ready for fall since the end of July, so I’m ready to change out the decor and love the idea of using burlap… Nice job!

    • Thanks, Lindsay! I know what you mean; every week I tell John how ready I am to start using my crockpot for soups! It’s still about 80 degrees here though. :(

      Btw, your blog is super cute!

  3. I love this! Especially the burlap. I’ve never made a wreath before but maybe I should start…this doesn’t really look that difficult (either that or you’re just amazing…probably the latter). :)

  4. YAY!! You’re back up and running like normal. Great wreath. I do heart those first days of fall … and pumpkin spice creamer. Makes me want to curl up by the fire with some wool socks on … but I’d be more comfortable here in my bathing suit. :)

  5. Nice wreath! Lisa just made one too, but I don’t think we have a post this week on it yet. The dollar store makes the world go round.

  6. i LOVE IT!!! so cute :) . The little burlap ties are my favorite! and it looks so nice against a clean white door too!

  7. What a pretty little wreath. I always forget to check out the dollar store before I go to make something. Yesterday I spend about $35 at Michaels for some fall items. I thought I was getting a good deal with $2.99 for the wreath! Next time it’s to dollar tree =)
    Oh and I just finished up my second Pumpkin Spice (decaf) latte for the season. yumo

  8. Your wreath is so very cute!!…I love how you just cut strips and tied them on the wreath…how very simple and beautiful…I have yet to get the Fall decs down…the temps will be in the 90′s this weekend…maybe next week when the temps go down a bit…hopefully!!….Have a great weekend!

  9. I love it! It’s super cute! :)

    And thanks for the shout out! ;)

  10. I really need to get my fall decor game up! I love your wreath…I think it looks perfect with some of that burlap peeking out from behind the foliage. Great job, Whitney! :)

  11. LOVE how the wreath turned out. But then – you know me and wreaths ;) Happy fall!!

  12. Oh I love the wreath! Very cozy! I’m excited to pick up a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks soon! I heard they’re out and I want one! I’m going to look for that coffee mate too. I bet it’s not available in Canada. :0(

  13. Love it! It’s super cute! I really like the flowers and foliage you went with- really pretty colours and textures!

  14. The wreath came out AWESOME! I can’t believe the supplies only set you back $6. Super cute.

    Love love love that coffee creamer!

  15. That looks great! I heart the burlap behind the flowers. So fallish and homey! Thanks for the shout-out too!!

  16. Amanda

    I love this!! I love the burlap, great idea. Oh, where did you get that creamer because I have been looking for it?!

  17. So pretty! I love it! I’m in the Fall mood now too. It was a blistery 72 degrees in ATL this morning! It’s on it’s way, haha :)

  18. I really love how your wreath turned out – especially that you can see the base (since it is willow, afterall)! Is it weird that I get excited about seeing everyone’s Fall wreaths (because I do)??
    PS – Thanks for the shout out!

  19. Your wreath looks pretty! Oh boy, pumpkin spice…I’ve only tried the latte at Starbucks. I wait every fall/winter to buy it and that’s the only kind I get!

  20. Wow super cute!

    I’ve got to find something for my door. Halloween is by far my favorite holiday- even over Christmas, I know I’m weird.

  21. Marian

    LOve it! I think the burlap made its own bow

  22. Pretty design, Whitney. I’m with ya…burlap is the way to go. It adds instant texture and the perfect natural touch.

  23. Wha … Two posts in one day?! The wreath looks great! I just barely got a Christmas wreath last year, but haven’t worked up to a fall one yet.