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.
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?
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