I found this great tutorial recently and was inspired to make my own version for fall using some autumn leaf garlands and an old & dusty floral wreath that was screaming for an upgrade. You can check out the original wreath tutorial here.
Here's my sad spring wreath with the squished white flowers:
I knew that I wanted to personalize our front door wreath this time around, so I found a wooden letter P in Michael's $1 section. This is what it looked like before...
and after I painted it....
and after I bedazzled it with chocolate brown felt mini pom-poms!!
Then I removed all of the white flowers and greenery from the wreath. This is what remained:
A wonderfully blank canvas ready for some fall fabulous-ness!!
I took my fall garlands (you can find these at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and even the dollar store), and wrapped them loosely around the wreath. I hot glued some of the leaves into place to cover empty spots and areas where the stems were showing through.
Did I mention I *heart* Fall??
Once the leaf garland was in place, I hot glued my chocolate brown "P" ( ok, that sounds ridiculous but unfortunately my last name's not Jones!) to the wreath and added some yo-yo and rolled flowers for extra pretty factor!
Here's the finished project:
The rest of my fall decoration- pumpkins, acorn dishes, cinnamon apple candles- will make their debut after Labor Day. Even though I'm more than itching to get them out today...like right now!!
Watch for my Why I Love Fall series in the coming weeks and enjoy these last few days of summery bliss!