Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Wreath

Hello! I know it has been TOO LONG since I last blogged! Ha...and that cake I mentioned in my last post...too embarrassing to post pictures! I'm not giving up though...just haven't had time to redeem myself.

Anywho...on to business...well, fun stuff :D

I came across this super cute and inexpensive wreath on another blog....

....and being that I am still in the first year of my first home, I have NO decorations! So of course am going to make some!

I love wreaths, but I don't love the price tag. The wreath in the picture was made intirely out of dollar store items...exactly what I needed :)

SO...I went shopping!

I went to the dollar store and to Hobby Lobby to get my supplies:

Wreath - 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby = $3.00

Floral beads @HL = $2
Fake corn @HL = $3.98 (I "splurged" on this item!)

Garland and leaves from Dollar Store ($1 a piece =$5)

Okay, so I bought 2 strands of leaf garland that have some pumpkins and gourds on them and 3 different colors in the leave bundles.  I caught a deal on the nice wreath. What I like about it is that b/c of how it's made, it's OK to have areas of the natural wreath showing...don't have to worry about missing spots! I then got 2 of the cute twigs with the "berries" on them...and couldn't resist when i saw that adorable corn! So my project total actually came to about $14...would have been only $10 without the corn, haha!

BUT...one of the joys of making your own wreath is that you can add whatever you like to it!

I just used a low temperature hot glue gun to attach all my "Ingredients" ;)

...here we have the garland and berries attached...


....and my final product....
I LOVE IT!

...and here it is, hanging on my front door...a little crooked, but that's ok for now!


Now...I just need to add a few more leaves....  :)

Hopefully some of you will try this on your own! It was inexpensive, easy, and didn't take very long to make either!

Thanks for visiting!



2 comments:

Jenna Allen | The Indecisive Organizer said...

Omgoodness I was just asking my mom yesterday about where I could find a cheap fall wreath to put on the door! So cute!

Cheryl's Crafty Jewelry said...

Excellent craftiness...and bargain shopping. It's boo-tiful! :)