10.17.2009

I FINALLY FELL.....INTO FALL THAT IS!

I've noticed quite a few bloggers that have started their fall decorating and I've put mine on the back burner do to up coming projects around the house. While out today (at Hobby Lobby), I decided to go ahead and at least make a wreath for my soon to be newly painted front door! Here is how that project went:

I purchased to grapevine wreaths/circles/thingamajigies. I really meant to remember the sizes but I didn't so what you have to do is get one that is reg. price $4.99 and one that's $3.99 (sorry)




Then you get some floral wire so you can attach the two. I only dd this because I wanted the wreath to be a little thicker




Then you gather your foliage. I used a leaf bush some grassy flowers, some pumpkins, and some berries



This step consisted of me arranging the foliage before hot gluing them on the grapevine. I really suggest not skipping this step!


Once you figure out how your leaves and such will work then your going to basically glue them the exact way that you have them arranged. Some stems (like the pumpkins) don't require any glue because they can simply be "stuck" into the grapevine.



I really wish my pictures wouldn't have come out so ORANGE on the screen. The leaves are different shades like yellow, green, orange, and a deep reddish color. Trust me, my wreath is NOT one color! I feel like it's missing something- pine cones,gourds...

So what do you think? Please be easy on me. This is my first DIY wreath!


I'm sharing this project with Funky Junk Interiors and the DIY show off and Kimba's DIY day at A Soft Place to Land

DIY Day @ ASPTL



The DIY Show Off

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

35 comments:

Flat Creek Farm said...

Well, I think it's a beautiful wreath... great job!! Enjoy!! Thanks for sharing. (Visiting from FJI) -Tammy

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I love your wreath! Great job! I make lots of floral arrangements and wreaths, but never think to tie two wreaths together. I will be doing that for Christmas!

~Misti

Mom of 2 Cuties said...

Great idea attaching the 2 sizes! Looks great and it should make your door really pop. Enjoy!

adventures of a 1st time mom said...

I like it that is really pretty...your house is coming along very nicely...i guess i will be headed out to hobby lobby real soon... great job...L.Duncan

Annette said...

It turned out beautifully! Great job!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Your wreath idea is making my head spin with all the things one can do... This is a GREAT idea! Love it!

Your blog looks really nice btw. :)

Thanks for linking up to the party!

Funky Junk Donna

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Great idea to combine the two wreaths, it looks wonderful. Can't wait to see it hung on your newly painted front door!
Janell

Tamstyles said...

Thats good girl. My skills are not good with that because I never tried. i dont know..the christmas tree is as good as I get...

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Such a pretty wreath. With Thanksgiving now over here in Canada, all fall decor is hugely discounted. Time to pick up some fall loveliness and try this project. Thanks for sharing.

K @ Thrifty Teacher Blog said...

This wreath looks great!!!

Kim said...

@cheapchichome. I am really dragging my feet on fall decorating, too. This is so pretty! Thanks for the "push"!

mommynoodles said...

Great job!! And a fraction of the cost of an u.g.l.y store bought one!! lol

Natalie,

niartist said...

Looks fantastic!!! Love your playlist, too! :) Hope you can check out my blog soon, the first of the many interior shots of the house now that I'm having better luck with my camera. The first of the series is up now!

{ L } said...

You are a busy girl! Everything you do turns out so well. This is a super pretty wreath!

pk said...

Would never know it's your first! It turned out so pretty! Hope you're having a good weekend...
PK @ ROOM REMIX

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very nice job on the wreath. I have been very lazy and cheap about fall decor this year. I really am waiting for Christmas, then I'll get going! I love the simone pillow cover on your side bar. Gorgeous print!

The Country Nest said...

Very pretty, the wreath says Fall in such a nice way, great on a door or as a candle ring for a fall centerpiece. You did a good job for a first DIY.
Donna

Holly and Sean said...

That looks like something I would pay $$$$ for at pottery barn! You are amazing~

Ashley's Thrifty Living said...

It looks beautiful!

Sierra said...

great wreath and music! i just decided to follow your blog! :)
(i think i might make a wreath like this!)
-Sierra

http://creativekdesigns.blogspot.com

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

That turned you beautifully! Great project!

Shannon said...

I think your wreath looks great. Fabulous job!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

pretty, pretty, pretty

The DIY Show Off said...

It's beautiful (as usual). Great job!

Thanks for adding your creativity to the Fall Festival! ;)

Roeshel

cottagesweet said...

It's a lovely wreath! Much better than I could have done.

Leanne said...

The wreath is beautiful. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Mother of Vein of Galen Survivor said...

Will you be selling your wreaths? How much do you charge to make others?

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I think your wreath turned out fabulous. I like it just the way it is.

Brook said...

Your wreath is gorgeous!

Carmen said...

I think it's lovely! Great job! It looks very similar to the one I am planning to put up on my door after Halloween is over.

gigiofca said...

You did such a great job. I wouldn't have known it was your first. I like how you put the 2 wreaths together for your base.

Clint & Alicia McLaws said...

I think its gorgeous! I'm totally inspired now!! :) How much do you estimate you spent, total?? I love it when I'm able to make something that looks like it could be sold for $60, and end up spending only $15 :)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

It's beautiful! Great job!

Rhonda said...

I think it looks beautiful! Looks like you paid a lot of money for it. Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

This is GREAT! I'm going to put this on my FB page! Awesome.