Fall Wreath



So that means it is time for fall stuff. I already decorated a couple weeks ago, I just couldn’t wait.

So today we are making a lovely fall wreath to hang on your front door.

1 hay wreath (hay is very Fall feeling, and it is $3 so yay)
1 30 yard ribbon in Orange
1 ‘rope piece’ of leaves
1 burlap sunflower
1 burlap pumpkin
3 twigs with balls on the end
1 glue gun and TONS of glue sticks

First, wrap your wreath with the ribbon.
Start on the back by putting a good sized spot of glue and attach ribbon.

Continue to wrap ribbon around the wreath. Every other wrap, I put more hot glue on the back.


And here is what your wreath will look like after the ribbon (and yes, I almost used all 30 yards).
I love this look for many reasons. You can still see the hay through the ribbon, and yet there are pieces that are dark and leave spots of dark orange visible after you put the rest of the pieces on. Of course if you do not want any hay showing, just wrap the wreath again with the ribbon and this should solve the problem quite nicely.

Next, I took the leaves and wrapped them in the same manor as the ribbon. I am sorry, I do not have any other pictures of step by step. They seemed to have run off of my camera. Once you wrap the leaves around, flip over the wreath and cut off the ones that are facing backwards. This not only cleans up your wreath a little, it also gives you extra leaves that you don’t to buy to decorate with :). Next, eyeball where you would like your pumpkin, sunflower, and sticks. And glue.



When my friend saw ┬ámy wreath she said, “Oh so you decided to go out and buy a wreath instead of making it?” Uh.. yeah sure I did ;).

Wreath TIP: Do NOT be afraid to use a LOT of hot glue. More glue means it will stick better, and ultimately last longer.

We also went and bought out first mini pumpkins of the season and I picked up a cute owl Halloween decoration



Is it Fall yet?

I can’t believe it! All I hear is talk about how “summer is over” and “fall will soon be upon us”. Like, what!??? I am use to at least 2 more solid months of summer!
I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around the season changes. I mean this year I get to watch the leaves change color and fall to the ground. I get to have an actual season change, and then I get to see it snow. It will be an interesting change for sure.

However I’m not letting it stop me from buying decorations! This is the first time my husband and I will be living in our own home together since we got married a year and a half ago. And you bet I’m buying decorations and going a little over board (okay, maybe a lot).

Here’s a look at some of the stuff I’ve gotten!:




The first picture is of two adorable wooden leaves that I bought at Hobby Lobby
Second picture is of the table cloth I bought at Michael’s.
And the third is of the cute harvest pillow I bought at Michael’s.

The best part?! It was all 40-60% off! Fall is looking better and better.

However there is this issue of fall clothes shopping….