It’s that time again, and I have to say I’m not ready. I mean, don’t get me wrong I adore fall, normally I’m all bring on the boots and pumpkin spice lattes. But, guys this winter was miserable and honestly the weather in MI this summer was pretty chilly too. Summer has just gotten going and I’m not ready to say goodbye yet.
But blogland calleth and the fall projects are rolling in on Pinterest, so I’m going to take baby steps towards fall with this quick fall wreath and bonus some of my favorite blogging friends are sharing theirs too!
From left to right:
Wheat and Burlap Fall Wreath via Clean and Scentsible
Chevron and Posie Fall Wreath via Nest of Posies
Fall Hedgehog Wreath via Bombshell Bling
Fall Bittersweet Wreath via The Lily Pad Cottage
Fall Burlap and Plaid Wreath via A Glimpse Inside
Easy Fall Hydrangea Wreath via A Night Owl Blog
Burlap Flower Cone via Sweet C’s Designs
So many pretty ideas, here’s how I made mine –
I took this old wreath that I’ve had forever, that I usually hang up in the spring. It was a pretty green color and looked great at our old house on our black door. Where it didn’t look so hot? Our new brown front door, it just looked blah and dull and every time I hung it up a bird would build a nest in there. And then I had to be “all don’t use the front door or you will murder a bunch of baby birds!” I mean, who wants that on their conscience? Let’s not talk about the fact that I had scrambled eggs for breakfast…ahem…
Here’s the before right before the spray paint (bad iPhone pic)
So to remedy the not so hot green/brown nesting ground I spray painted it white. Then on my hunt to decorate for free I took a walk thru the woods and gathered some twigs and these dark brown weedy looking things. I was hoping to score some bittersweet too, which I can normally find, but it’s probably a bit early yet. I had to resort to my fall stash instead and added these orange faux berries for a pop of color. I used a bit of floral wire to make sure everything was secure.
And there you have it my 5 minute basically free wreath. I’ll let you know if any woodland creatures try to make it into their next home… :)