Monday, September 11, 2017

DIY Neutral Fall Wreath



Hello and happy Monday!  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. 

We had not only one, but TWO birthday parties on Saturday so we were pretty exhausted by the time we finally got home on Saturday night.

Yesterday the hubby took the boys to another birthday party while I stayed home to clean the garage and to go grocery shopping.  You guys, it felt ahhhmazing to have a little bit of "me time" but MAN did I spend a lot more at the store than I usually do! When I have the boys ushering me through the store I am barely able to remember what I came for.  Yesterday I had time to remember it all plus some haha!

I mentioned last week that I started decorating for fall and let me tell you , it's been quite the process this year. I decided that I wanted to do an all neutral theme which sounded like it would be easy enough but I totally underestimated the amount of work it would turn into!  

After painting over twenty pumpkins I thought that I was almost done until I realized that my traditional fall colored wreath was sticking out like a sore thumb.  I debating on splurging on this gorgeous Neutral Pumpkin Leaf Wreath from Kirklands.


She's super pretty right? However my inner cheapskate decided to try taking my current one apart to make my own version. 

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I apologize in advance for these crummy pictures, I tackled this at about 10:00 on Friday night so I didn't have the best lighting!

The first thing that I did was paint my pumpkins and guords since they were originally yellow and green.  I didn't grab a picture of this step but I just gave each one two coats of white and then dry brushed some light brown on top. Easy peasy!


I debated on doing a full wreath like the one from Kirklands but ultimately decided that I liked the simpler look of leaving some of the grapevine exposed.

I started my garland at the middle and pulled the leaves through various spots so that it was secure against the wreath.  I tried to find the thicker twigs on the wreath and then just grabbed branches of leaves and carefully pulled them under.



I stopped once I got close to the top and snipped the garland with some scissors.


I decided that I wanted it to be a little fuller so I went back over and attached a second piece.


Perfect! 

I found this pick at Hobby Lobby in the wreath aisle and thought that the brown leaves, acorns and pinecones added the perfect amount of interest and complimented the green in the garland perfectly.


Finally it was time for the most fun part--the pumpkins!  I attached them with a hearty dollop of hot glue.  Two tips--don't skimp on the hot glue and make sure you hold the pumpkin on for at least 30 seconds while the glue dries!


I dry fit each one before I actually added the glue. Especially the ones glued to the leaves because once hot glue dries it's not always possible to remove all of it.

The bag of mini pumpkins also came with these tiny pinecones so I decided to add them in as well.


Once I was happy with how it looked I made a big bow with some burlap ribbon for the top.


And here she is all finished up on the inside of our front door.

 

 
I actually ended up liking my version even more than the inspiration one and the fact that it cost me almost $30 less is a big plus too!



I can't get over how pretty the combination of the white pumpkins is against the green leaves.  So calming and cozy and perfect for fall!


It looks great next to what I've done with our entry table that I'll share soon for the fall home tour.



I also whipped up another cute fall project over the weekend that I'll be back to share with you guys on Wednesday.  See you all then!

Linking up to these awesome parties!

    5 comments:

    1. So pretty. I've been making quite a few wreaths lately. I really like yours. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing.

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    2. Simply adorable! Thanks for sharing at What to do Weekends!

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    3. I love the white pumpkins as a change to the typical orange. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing on Party in Your PJs. Pinned and shared.

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    4. Such a pretty wreath. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    I appreciate all of your wonderful comments :)

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