Well hello!! Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments on our deck and patio over the past week or so. We are just pinching ourselves – everything turned out so beautifully and we couldn’t be happier.
I am so not worthy of the awesomeness. :)
The next party on our Autumn Linky list is the Door Decor shindig over at Rhoda’s!
I had an idea for a couple DIY fall wreaths this year, and the last one turned out to be a total pain in my booty. I thought the second one would go much faster.
Well. It was. Kinda. ;)
No really, it was much faster. It was still time consuming, but the fact that it cost less than $5 made it totally worth it.
Can I get a WHOO?!
I didn’t have a form for this wreath, so I improvised. I saw a little trick on Pinterest (sorry, I don’t think I pinned it so I don’t have the source) where someone took a pool noodle and taped it together:
It worked like a CHARM. In the photo I saw, they cut the noodle at an angle at both ends and then taped it together, but I just put end to end and taped it with duct tape.
Cost = FREE. ;)
And if you don’t have one, they cost about a buck at the dollar store (although I’m not sure if there’s any left right now).
I found some fun fallish fabric at Hob Lob a few weeks ago, and just got a bit of it. I cut it into strips:
And wrapped it around, just to give it a pretty backdrop:
Cause a blue pool noodle doesn’t exactly scream FALL. :)
Then I grabbed my hole punches:
And my scrapbook paper (also from Hob Lob, half off!), an started punching.
Punch punch punch:
I used red, yellow, orange and brown – all warm luscious fall colors of course!
Using the end of a pencil, I wrapped each cut out around the eraser end:
Then dabbed the back with hot glue and stuck them on everywhere.
I LOVE it:
IT’S SO FLUFFY!!!!!
You’ll notice that the density changes throughout the wreath. ;) I started on top and made them really tight next to each other. I realized very quickly it way going to take EONS if I kept that up, so I started spreading them out a bit more.
Then half way in I realized using more of the larger circles and less of the smaller ones meant it would go even faster, so you can see how I used more of the large ones on the right.
It adds interest and dimension. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I took a few hours total, most of which were spent sitting in front of the TV, so I’m not complaining. If you used bigger circles it would go even faster!
You can see here that I didn’t do the sides – that’s why I wrapped it:
Now, our porch is covered and the front door gets NO rain – so keep that in mind if you try something similar. Obviously this wouldn’t stand up to the elements. I think this would look AWESOME over our mantel as well!
I’m not sure which what decor will go on the door for the rest of the season – it could be my felt wreath:
Or my beauty from last year – the dollar store wreath:
And here’s a couple more ideas from a couple years ago:
So many choices!
I am leaning toward my square wreath or the paper one, just because of their beautiful fall colors:
I can’t wait to show you the porch next week at my party! I have a few changes in store. Buwahahahaaaaa!! Not sure why I just buwaha’ed you – but I’m pretty excited. ;)
Can’t wait to see your fall door ideas at Rhoda’s place tomorrow!