Now that it’s September, and no longer mine or Lovey’s birthday month, I had to take down the birthday balloon wreath that will become a tradition in our little family. And now that our door has been decorated for 2 months, I couldn’t just let it be plain. It just didn’t seem right. It’d be NEKKID! Martha Stewart probably doesn’t have a nekkid door, and by golly, I won’t have one either.
September means fall is coming. I know the 90+ degree weather doesn’t really feel like fall is coming, but the calendar says so, and Starbucks has pumpkin spice again, so it must be fall somewhere. Like in my heart, where it really counts :)
To celebrate fall coming, I decided to make a Fall wreath! And you can too. It was pretty simple.
Materials: straw wreath form (do NOT for any reason take the plastic wrap off. you’ll thank me later.), yarn, paper flowers sold in the scrapbooking section, sequins, feathers, a woodland friend like an owl, glue gun, ribbon, staple gun.
Step 1: Start a movie. Then tie the yarn in a knot around the wreath form and start wrapping. Very slowly and carefully at first. Make sure to cover every nook and cranny of that wreath form. If you can’t have a nekkid door, you sure as heck can’t have a nekkid wreath. So get to it- wrap the whole thing.
Step 2: Heat up your glue gun and pour out every scrap of material you’ve got. I like to see all my options. I hate cleaning up all my options afterward though.
Step 3: Start gluing. Flowers on top of flowers. Sequins in the middle. Little flowers between flowers. Feathers on the edge. Woodland creature poking out the top. Go wild. Cover the whole wreath in flowers if that’s what makes your heart happy. Just do it til you like what you see. Then stop.
Step 4: Cut a 8″ piece of ribbon, loop it over itself, and staple to the back of the top of the wreath.
UPDATE: My dear friend Mr. Hoot Owl, along with some of his wreath friends, are available on my etsy site. The link is in the right sidebar!