Hello Fall

I absolutely love this time of year. I love the change in weather, I love the colors, and I LOVE the decorations.

The summer after I graduated from high school, my mom gave me a bin FULL of decorations, for all holidays, for my Birthday. I imagined that someday, I would use those decorations to create an environment of excitement for the family I would have. As the years have gone by and I have remained single, I am so glad that I didn’t wait to use them until I had a family.  Instead, I have thrown parties and hosted dinners and created a welcoming home for my friends and family to enjoy with them.

Even though I have bins full, I have a bad habit of buying new decorations almost every year (even though the ones I have are perfectly fine) but I guess that is one of the perks of being single… no one to tell me I’m being irresponsible with my money.

This year I am using a fall wreath for my door that I made a few years ago, but I decided to make a new one for Halloween since my 4-year-old nephew and I are throwing a Halloween party. I thought you might like to know how you can make one yourself.

You will need to purchase a couple bundles of flowers and of course, the wreath. I like buying flower bundles because they usually come with a variety of colors, sizes, and fillers. They are also pretty reasonably priced. You can purchase them at most craft stores, but I prefer Michaels because they have a great selection and I always find what I’m looking for there. For this wreath, I purchased 3 bundles and 3 single flowers. I ended up with an unused bundle that I will save for later so that all of my Halloween floral matches.

I started by separating all of the flowers and fillers from the bundle.

 

Then I placed the large flowers on the wreath using hot glue. I chose to place them symmetrically because my large flowers were pretty large. If you have smaller flowers, you can easily get away with a more random placement.

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Next, I added the medium and small flowers, again using hot glue. These can be placed randomly. Trust your eye to guide you to the right place to put it. Sometimes I will put it in place before I use glue to make sure I like the placement. You really can’t go wrong though.

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The next step is my favorite. It is where it goes from a simple wreath to a fabulous wreath. This is when you add your fillers. I try to not place these symmetrically. I think it looks better when the placement doesn’t make sense, so I place them where I feel the color needs to be broken up or there is an empty space.

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Here is a photo of the one I am currently using and the new one on my front door.

Hope you have fun making your own! Don’t forget to follow so you never miss a post. My next one will be all about Disney!

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