Tuesday, October 4, 2011

F is for Fall

...and for Fender too :)

I was able to hang this beauty on my front door last night, and it made me so excited!  October brings so many wonderful treats: cooler weather, college football, and warm colors. Is it a coincidence that F is the first letter of Fall and of my new last name?  I think not?!  Combining two of my favorite things into one :).

My sister and I had the brilliant idea of hitting up the local Hobby Lobby while I was at home this past weekend, and we decided to make fall wreaths.  With the help of creativity from Pinterest, I created the beautiful wreath pictured above for about $10.

Wreath                     $2.50
Floral Picks (3)     $3.00
Letter                        $0.99
Paint (2)                  $2.00
Burlap                      $2.00 (with plenty left over) 
Hot glue gun          borrowed
Staple gun              already had

  • First, I used a "washed" technique to paint the "F".  I used a tan color as the base, and after it dried I applied a thin coat of the burgundy.  Before the burgundy was able to dry, I used a paper towel to wipe off most of the red.
  • Then, while I was waiting on the paint to dry, I cut the floral picks into smaller pieces and hot glued them onto the wreath.
  • Last, I cut a small piece of burlap, wrapped it around the wreath, and used a staple gun to attach it to the letter.

Check out my sister's creation too:
{please excuse the phone photo}

Along with my wreath, I also put out a few more treats at home for the Fall season:
{GOOOOOO Gamecocks}

{Pier 1 pumpkin I got for my birthday!}

And just a few more of the wreath, so you can get the whole effect:



I may be a little biased {or proud}, but I love it when a project is successful! Don't you just love the small touch of burlap?  To me, it screams Fall!  Thanks Pinterest for my inspiration.

3 comments:

Carly said...

Pretty wreath!

Virginia Belle said...

Love the wreath! I'm heading to Michaels today in hopes of coming up with a wreath almost as cute as yours. I just found your cute blog from "hello happiness" and can't wait to read more :)

90 Percent Blonde... said...

I also found your blog via Hello! Happiness and I love it! I'm excited to read more (especially since you live in one of my favorite places!)

Sarah @ 90percentblonde.blogspot.com

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