Sep 25, 2012

DIY – Fall Wreath

Fall is here!!!!
I’m a little excited. Just a little. I’d be WAY more excited if it actually felt like fall outside. I’m in Houston, TX and we don’t get much cool weather here. At least not when we’re supposed to! Last week was pretty nice actually. didn’t immediately start sweating the moment I took Brody on his morning walk. It made me happy :) Now, we’re back to high 80s – mid 90s. Either way, I like to get into the Autumn-y spirit.
Do you love Pinterest as much as I do?
If so, you should TOTALLY check out my page by clicking that cute lil button over there on the side to check out all my awesome Pinterest finds! I work in a doctor’s office, so I’m on the phone a lot. I always have the site up on my computer so I can scroll through the awesomeness while I’m on hold with a pharmacy or something. Lately, I’ve been finding AWESOME wreaths such as this one, this one and this one! I finally decided to make my own. Then I got to Hobby Lobby and saw the twig wreaths are only $5! I then decided to make one for myself, my Grandma (Gma) and my Aunt Kathy :)
Here’s how I made them:

Supplies Needed:
Twig Wreath
Assorted Silk Flowers – colors of your choice
Hot Glue Gun
Gluesticks
Scissors
Hook to hang the wreath


Start by placing the largest flower on the wreath wherever you like. Then fill in the outer spaces with smaller flowers. Have fun with it, move them around BEFORE you start to put any hot glue. This way you can decide if you want to cover the entire wreath, only do one side, etc.


Once you have all the flowers placed on the wreath where you want them, get that hot glue gun ready! I decided to make mine like this. I think it looks nice. That class I took in college on flower arranging taught me at least a little! haha When you have your hot glue gun ready, just pick up a flower put PLENTY of hot glue on it and place it back where you liked it. Continue with all flowers. I found it best to start again with the largest flower then work my way out to the fillers, but you can decide what you’re most comfortable with.


Here’s my three wreaths. Mine is the tiny one in the top corner, my Gma’s is the huge one on the bottom right and my Aunt’s is the medium one. As you can see, I decided to change it up with each wreath I made. I gave my aunt double the sunflowers because she loves those. Attach your hook and hang wherever you’d like! My Gma hung hers above her dining room window. My Aunt put hers on her front door.


Mine is hanging on my front door of my apartment :) What do you think? I hope you find the time to decorate for this wonderful season.

What fall DIY project are you working on?



12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I saw a wreath like this on Pinterst the other day and wondered how to create it. Now I know :)

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    1. You are so welcome! It really is easy. Let me know if you decide to try it out!

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  2. that is so pretty!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  3. wonderful idea! it looks so cute :)
    p.s. i'm your newest follower :)

    xo brie
    www.sophistifunkblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate that :)

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  4. What a cute wreath! Love the colors.

    It's nice to run into other people who are pinterest-crazed. It makes me feel a little more sane! :) Lately I've been oggling scarf patterns, because technically it is fall, but I also live in a place with hot fall weather in California. I just want to wear a dang sweater already! :)

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    1. Thank you!
      I totally agree with you on the really wanting to wear a sweater already! It's been low 70s here in Houston and it is freaking amazing! I do wear a hoodie everyday in my office because it is so cold BUT have yet to be cute and cozy outside haha I hope you get some cool weather soon :)

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  5. Such a pretty wreath for fall! I wish I could hang things on our front door, but it's glass. I am constantly lamenting the fact that I can't do wreaths on it!

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    1. Ever try the Command adhesive wall hooks? They don't leave any stickiness on your wall or tear off the wall itself! That's what I used, especially since I hung it on my apartment door so I can't leave any marks. It works on glass too!

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  6. http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-few-of-my-favorite-things.html I linked a few pictures from my autumn decor in my dorm. I love the wreath and it looks like it might actually fit my budget!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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    1. Awesome! It really is an easy and inexpensive project. Hope you get to make one!

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