I only started getting into the idea of doing wreaths last Halloween, with my Haunted Mansion Dollar Store Wreath, but for a too-early-for-Halloween fall wreath, I felt like keeping it simple this year.
Since we’re shacking up at Mom’s since our relocation back to Chicago, all my own fall decor is packed up tight in the storage unit. Thankfully, my mother and I have similar tastes, and a similar love of decorating for the seasons. Her stash wasn’t too shabby either!
That pile on the chair doesn’t include the pile on the floor next to it, or the multiple flowers and “funkins” she brought home a few days later after hitting up the sale at Michaels.
For my wreath, I extracted a grapevine wreath already horridly covered in fake flowers, but with absolutely no design element or style at all. First things to go were about 2/3 of the flowers. They didn’t even put up a fight, just slid right out!
After I reworked the flowers to my satisfaction, I went digging in my fabric scraps stash. All of these fabric pieces were either A)once old clothes or B)clearance scraps from Hobby Lobby.
I went with the light burlap, trimmed a piece, and made my bow.
Disclosure: my bow took like fifteen minutes to tie. I am not good at this.
A final addition of a small scarecrow I picked up at Michaels for $2 with the aid of my trusty glue gun, and wreath is done!
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Love my little scarecrow! 🙂
And there you have it, over and done with in half an hour!
Have you ever tried making (or re-making) a wreath?
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