Friday

Fall Wreath



The weather guy told us this morning to expect a Tropicas Storm or Hurricane in the next week or so.  Not sure where it's going?
 One more month of Hurricane Season for us... oh boy!  It's been a busy season, to say the least.


For the past few days, like all out there, my mind has turned to Fall and getting my decorations out of storage.  
I went to the stores yesterday wanting to buy a wreath for the front door.. but they were all in the $40.00 range and I just did not want to spend that much money.. so I went digging in my storage box and pulled out all the bent, folded and crushed floral from the years gone by...
I need a new wreath and thought to make one out of what I have.  
I did look in Michaels and they wanted $7.99 for a simple styro circle and again,, that is too much money so I went into my good ol' store room and took out a sheet of styro that I saved from something?  Traced a circle and cut out my own.




Cutting styro with a kitchen steak knife is messy so I took it out to the deck.

I then wrapped the styro wreath  with some floral tape and it worked perfectly!



After cutting the wires of all the Fall floral I found in a bag I then put a dab of hot glue on the end then put in the styro in what I thought would be a nice design.


It's working!  I added a bow of Raffia to complete the little wreath. 


My little Door Hanging turned out perfect!
It's October and although our weather is turning.   No need to wait to put out my little wreath because it will he hot well into December, here in Central Western Florida, with Tropical Storms coming and going well into November... I need Fall now!



It's up on the door and looking pretty good,  if you don't mind my saying so!
And it cost me nothing!

I do know one thing,  "It's lifting my spirits" and that is what it's all about!


I'm linking this post to


Outdoor Fall Decor


Anything Autumn @ Jenny Matlocks 

Under $100.00 link Party 

40 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your wreath is fabulous . I love it. The design is perfect and yes, I am so ready for fall too. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

What a pretty wreath! You did a great job!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

glamourpuss said...

Cute! Love the bow especially! :)

Jenn Erickson said...

Your wreath is beautiful! I hope that it and your family and loved ones weathered the storm!

So happy to have linked up after you at Tickled Pink!

Jenn

Rebecca said...

It sure doesn't feel like fall here in Chicago today, it's been hot for the last few days but that's ok cause I know whats around the corner,
Your wreath looks great and so festive.
Blessings
Rebecca

Desert Dreaming said...

Your wreath is just beautiful...so creative and says "fall is in the air". Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.


Joni

Susan said...

It's definitely a state of mind, and if we're to enjoy autumn...we definitely have to help it along. Great job on the wreath.

Gail said...

Your wreath is as pretty as any store bought wreath and your spirits are lifted for working through the creative process.

Landbohaven said...

Gode billeder.
Hvor er di dørdekoration smuk.
Tak for kigget.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I want to start decorating for fall too and now your pretty wreath has really inspired me to get going. I can pretend it's cool that way. Please send that rain this way!!

Hello, I'm Laura said...

What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

Have a Happy Labor Day.

Ellen said...

I just love your wreath, it looks great on the door, and lets hope the hurricanes all die out and be done with. Thank you for visiting and following me, I am now your newest follower also. You have made a beautiful piece and its better than spending $40.00 on a pre made one. Your homemade one will mean so much more.
Hugs,
Ellen

EG Wow said...

I guess it really is time to start putting up fall decorations, isn't it. I like your wreath, which you so cleverly created.

Terri at Finder's Keeper's said...

brilliant!

Gina said...

I love it!!! I need to make one now! ;X

Grammy Goodwill said...

Your wreath looks great. I esp like that raffia bow. I dragged my tubs out of the attic tonight, but I still have to unpack and decorate. You're ahead of me.

Liz said...

This is darling! I need to do a new Fall Wreath! :)

~Liz

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I like all the collections of flowers. It's great stuff. i enjoyed to read this blog.

bj said...

O, and I think yours looks better than most of those 40 dollar ones.
You did a great job.

I did this last fall. Didn't have the money to spend on a wreath that would only be up a few months and then replaced with CHRISTMAS....:)
So, I took a bunch of things I already had, too, and made one that I just love.
I will repost it again this year a little later.
Thanks for stopping by.
xoxo bj

bj said...

O, and I think yours looks better than most of those 40 dollar ones.
You did a great job.

I did this last fall. Didn't have the money to spend on a wreath that would only be up a few months and then replaced with CHRISTMAS....:)
So, I took a bunch of things I already had, too, and made one that I just love.
I will repost it again this year a little later.
Thanks for stopping by.
xoxo bj

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your wreath! Great job with odds and ends. I hope you stay safe from all the tropical storms. Blessings, Pamela

Fishtail Cottage said...

Fabulous wreath for your door - well done! I'm loving the fall color you used...thanks for sharing over at the new Outdoor Fall Decor linky party! Praying for the next few days to stay calm for you & your neighbors! xoox, tracie

Barb and Dell said...

You did a great job on your fall wreath. I love the colors. I hope you will be safe from any storms.
Barb

Riet said...

That wreath is beautiful. Love it

H said...

I love your wreath. It looks great. If it were on my door, it would cheer me up too. Enjoy :)

Raw Thoughts And Feelings said...

That is a pretty wreath, and such a wonderful project to do.

Diane said...

Very fallish. I like it! :)

Vicki/Jake said...

Very creative and beautiful. Stay safe in the storms...

taylorsoutback said...

Your wreath is just perfect - I love how you just went to your store room ("creative center!") and put this together...well done!

Vicki/Jake said...

AGH, tried to post and blogger hiccupped! So I spent a little time exploring you...now a follower. The music got me:)

Oh, the wreath is verty creative and simple...I like simple. Love what you're doing with your townhome too. I'll be back...

Teresa said...

Such a beautiful wreath! It really does add some fall cheer. Love the flowers you used.

Judie said...

I love the simpicity of this wreath. It is very artistic--well-balanced and colorful, with a quiet elegance.

Pondside said...

Your wreath is very pretty - just the colours of fall out here on the coast.

Theresa said...

Ooooo....that would lift my spirits too! Lovely! Fun reading how you managed to create from home too!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I really love your wreath. Its unusual shape is so appealing.

Karen S. said...

This is really cool, and seeing each step is inspiring too...nicely done! I like wreaths but never hand them on my front door...my mother told me once years ago that it meant someone in the house had died....so no more wreaths ever went on the door after she told me that!

Sue said...

Such a cute one! I love the shape and look of it!

=)

anitamombanita said...

Very cute. You can come make wreaths at my house anyway!! heehee

myorii said...

Wow, that is quite beautiful! I now have wreath envy :)

Jenny said...

Nothing more wonderful then living life by the 3 Re's. Re-use, Re-cycle and Re-purpose!

And didn't you do an amazing job of this? I would never have thought of cutting a wreath out and wrapping it and I'm seriously impressed with your cleverness!

Your wreath is absolutely lovely...the raffia adds such a whimsical touch!

Thanks for sharing your fun creation with us for Fall Break.

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