Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall Wreath

I basically fell in love with all the beautiful fall wreaths that are at Hobby Lobby. But even on sale at 50% off the were still $30 and up. I took matters into my own hands and made my own version for about half the price.

{I lurve that green sunflower}

Materials:
Grapevine wreath $2.50 (was 50% off)
Leaf Garland $9.99 (was 50% off)
4 different "fall picks" ranging in price from $1.50-$2.50 (was 50% off)
Total was about $18

{The grapevine wreath will be re-used for other holidays so I don't think that should count for the price! So that would bring the total to about $16}

So I basically laid out the garland on top of the wreath and tied it down with some floral wire I had lying around (you could use those trash twisty ties that nobody ever uses.) In retrospect I think I should have cut the garland down in length because I think there are too many leaves towards the bottom of the wreath {but now it's up and I'm too lazy busy to fix it, so I'll fix it next year.} Then I just stuck in the floral picks here and there. I added the ribbon as a hanger and decided it needed a little something. I looked around and spotted the undecorated letter "E" I had sitting on my piano {my last name starts with "E", thus the "E" lyin' around.} I painted it a cream color then stuck it in there. Voila! What do you think?

Mr. PD just thinks it's silly, all this decoratin' stuff. That's ok, I don't expect him to understand!

3 comments:

CONNY said...

hello norma,

that is very nice.i love it.

greatings conny

Gene Black said...

I love when I can "do it myself" and save a few $$.

Kristen said...

Love it!