Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Frugal Fall Wreath

It's chilly and crispy today, and it's got me thinking about Fall. All around Blogland everyone is talking Fall. Apparently even the Pottery Barn Catalogue is out with a bunch of fall ideas. (not that I get one).

So I decided to join the bandwagon and start getting ready for Fall.

I ran down to my scary storage room and pulled out my bin with "Fall Decor labelled on it". First thing I saw, was this guy.

My girls named him 'Jack' when he first showed up on our front door. I made him (well not him but the wreath itsef) about 8 or 9 years ago. I was sooo excited to have made him that I put him on door too early cause I opened the door one day to have my neighbour standing there with him in her hands saying "He's cute, but I can't you bring on the Fall yet. You have to wait until at least Sept 15th!" We had a good laugh and I stored Jack for a little while longer.

So I took the whole thing apart and was left with this...

Then I took a bunch of Chrysanthemums that I also found in "Fall Decor" bin and cut them all up. 
(No other plant says "fall" like chrysanthemum flowers.) 
I'm not sure where these flowers came from cayse I don't remember buying them.

 Then I hot glued them to the  wreath and added ribbon.

I think I need more flowers.  What do you think?

This cost me nothing cause I used stuff I had on hand.

Are you on the Fall Bandwagon yet?

I'm linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick's Fall Inspiration party.

And linking to some of these parties.
Weekend Bloggy Reading

And yes... I'm waiting until at least Sept 15th put it up as not to upset the neighbour. :-)

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Gina @ The Cannary Family said...

Nope - I think it looks juuuuust right!

Erin said...

It turned out great! It screams fall!

And I was cracking up about your friend taking it off the door...totally sounds like something I would do. LOL

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Yummy wreath! I love the fall colors and textures. Just beautiful!

Michelle said...

Lovely use of fall colors! I'm so excited about the fall and in need of a fall wreath, maybe I'll give this a try!

ana @ i made it so said...

hi bette, pretty wreath. fall is definitely in the air!

Angie S said...

I love this and it looks easy enough for me...I hope! I need a new wreath in the worst way. I love that fall will be here soon.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Very nice. This is making me want to take out my fall decorations...but it still feels like summer here. (maybe a couple of small things wouldn't hurt!) :-)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It's beautiful! Makes me wish Fall would hurry up and get here. :) I don't think you need any more flowers--it's perfect! If you could please add a quick link back to me within your post, I would very much appreciate it. My blog is small, so I rely on those link-backs to get the word out. Thanks! :)

the cape on the corner said...

looks fantastic! love it! stopping over from somewhat simple.

Mary Joy said...

How adorable!!!! And free is my favorite price! LOL Great work reusing old things to create something new. I vote that we start putting up Fall things on Sept. 1...anyone with me? :-)

Found you on Amanda's Party!

Paula said...

It looks quite nice. You were smart to use what you had on hand. I'm with you on waiting until September 15 to change to a fall look. I'm not quite ready for fall.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

I love fall, but I'm not ready to pull out the decor yet.
The wreath is nice and full - looks perfect! Great job.

(found you from Amanda's party)

Theresa said...

I found you as part of the It's a Blog party link-up from Friday on Home Decorating. I love your blog! I have always wanted to make a wreath like that...and you have inspired me...I have my list and am headed to Michaels!

And I will be following you from now on!

Its A Blog Party said...

Very nice!
Thanks for linking up!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I think it turned out beautifully!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths


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