My $10 Fall Wreath

Hey guys!  Whitney here…

I wanted to first say a big thank you to those of you that left prayers and sweet messages on our facebook page last week.  For those of you that don’t know, I was put in the hospital last week with low amniotic fluid.  I am 32 weeks pregnant and it came as quite a surprise.  The baby looked super healthy and happy on the monitor after a couple days, so I was sent home to take it easy and make sure I feel him kicking.  My family was a huge help in taking care of the other kids during this time.  I am so thankful to them.  I am also thankful for you guys.  Your messages were awesome.

Long story short…  I probably won’t be building any new furniture pieces in the next 6 weeks, but my hot glue gun will be seeing lots of action ;-)

That leads me to my next project!  I started this before I went to the hospital and finally got the darn thing finished… Yeah!

My front door needed a new Fall wreath.

Here are my supplies…

3 fake pumpkin stems… I found mine at Hobby Lobby for around $1 a piece

Wood Monogram – Hobby Lobby for $1

Grapevine wreath – Hobby Lobby for $3

Burlap cut into 2″ strips – I bought 1/4 yard at Hobby Lobby for under $2.

You will also need some cream colored spray paint.

I started by pulling apart my pumpkins.  I took the stems off the top and pulled the sticks out of the bottoms.

I took the pumpkins and the “G” into the garage and gave them a good coat of cream spray paint.  While they were drying I got started on my rosettes!

I have done a few rosette tutorials, but in case you don’t feel like searching here is a refresher.

I fold my strip into 2 folds and hot glue the end to a piece of felt.

Now I just roll my strip towards the outside as I am gluing it down.  This is not very technical I know, but that’s the best way I can describe it.  It’s super easy. :-)

At the end you will have a little tail of fabric like this.  I cut the rosette out and hot glue the tail to the back of the felt.  That’s it!  Super easy.

Once I finished all my flowers I started hot glueing it all together.  I just glued each flower and then the pumpkins to the bottom.  I also glued the pumpkins together so they would stick well.  Finally, I added the monogram and just glued it to whatever it was touching… Love me some hot glue.

I used some thick twine to hang it from my door.  Want to see it all finished??

Hope you like it!  My old wreath was looking a bit sad, so this brightens things up a bit.  Thank you so much again for everything!  I appreciate you guys :-)  Have a great week!!!

~Whitney

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ranae.fox Ranae Draper Fox

    I stumbled over here through pinterest and I like the wreath but I agree with Sharon B., your front door is beautiful. I’d love to know, something you bought, something re-purposed – what’s the scoop on the door? lol

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much! Glad to have you here :-) This is one I didn’t DIY… I bought it from a company in Ft. Worth called ResDoor. It is knotty alder. Hope this helps!

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  • GlamorousMommy

    Looks great!

  • Sharon B

    I love the wreath, however, I think the door is fabulous.

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  • Carolyn

    Love the idea to glue the rosette to a piece of felt. I’ve been struggling with having them retain their shape and this solves the problem! Appreciate it! And … gorgeous wreath!

  • Heather

    Thanks for sharing this cute wreath! I put white magnolias instead of pumpkins, but did everything else the same. It came out so cute, and I’m giving it as a Christmas present for a anytime of year wreath. :) Thanks so much. My florets don’t look anywhere near as good as yours though! Thanks again!

  • Dee

    First time visit to your site…what a beautiful wreath and so easy. Thanks for sharing this. Hope all is well for you and your family.

  • Tara

    I love this wreath, but have never made rosettes. Mine are definitely not cute and I can’t get the hang of them. Wish you were here to show me. :)

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  • http://www.bestorganizingtips.blogspot.com organizingwithe

    Very creative!!!!!! Chic and yet homey at the same time……

  • http://www.savvyshanty.blogspot.com Ginger

    This, My Dear, is quite stunning. I might just have to imitate this!!

  • http://www.savvyshanty.blogspot.com Ginger

    This, my dear, I might just have to imitate! Simply stunning!

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  • http://www.myheartsdesireblog.com Amanda

    Absolutely love this wreath! About to get brave enough to try the rosettes;) Have pinned them long ago!

    Glad you and baby are well. That is really scary for a mama!
    Amanda

  • http://oneartmama.blogspot.com Amy@One Artsy Mama

    I love this!! It’s just gorgeous…the huge monogram in the center is my favorite part, and I also love the look of the rosettes all around it…definitely pinning this one. I’d be so excited if you’d link it up to my Door Decor challenge!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/falling-for-crafts-challenge-3-door.html

  • Denissa

    I LOVE it!!! And we’re finally getting a Hobby Lobby in CA in a few weeks and I CAN’T wait!! Definitely want to copy this one :) Thanks for sharing..so glad that you are home and well!
    Love & prayers to you and your family!
    xo

  • http://www.thegrantlife.com Kelley

    (found ya on a link party)
    Love this! Im obsessed with wreaths.. and this one is awesome!

  • http://Andyandkizzie.blogspot.com Kizzie

    I LOVE this! I made one using your tutorial as inspiration, I wanted a little more color on mine especially since our front door is a creamy color. Here’s a link to my blog with pictures (BAD pictures, but oh well!) http://andyandkizzie.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-craft.html

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  • Stacey

    This is soooo cute! I love it! (Too bad I do not have a local Hobby Lobby… will have to look elsewhere for pieces just as inexpensive.) Also love your front door! I can only imagine what the inside looks like! First time I’ve seen your blog… will be back for sure! Glad you and baby are doing well. Best of luck for an un-eventful rest of the pregnancy. :)

  • http://www.inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com Erin

    I love it! Very, very cute and doable. I like your door, too. :)

  • http://odetoinspiration.wordpress.com Maysem

    So so so pretty! I love it! I’m pinning it!

  • http://www.bribuzali.com Bri

    This wreathe is so cute! I want to make one just like it :)

  • http://www.MyPeaceOfFood.com MyPeaceOfFood

    So cute!

    Our initial is “O,” though, so I always wonder if it will look weird…I guess I’ll never know unless I try!

    • http://odetoinspiration.wordpress.com Maysem

      Same here! And I’ve always wondered the same thing:D

  • Lisa

    Whitney, Love, love, love this project!!! You girls are doing a GREAT job! So thankful you and baby are OK!
    Gotta question: I am loving the dining room redo. We are building a house right now and I would love to do my walls like your wall texture. Love it! Any idea how the builders did that? Love your blog!

  • http://lookiewhatidid.blogspot.com/ Missy

    Love the wreath and I’m glad your better. Check out my blog if you get a chance…I dyed white navy beans with food coloring..easy project for you since your stuck in doors. Take Care Whitney!

  • http://www.redefiningc.blogspot.com Carri

    WOW! {LOVE} this! Glad to hear all is well with you and baby. That can be scary. :-\ Be sure to take it extra easy! Have a great day!

  • Tracy

    Glad you are doing better and baby is still baking! Love the wreath….but really love the front door!

  • http://daily-dilly.blogspot.com Vanessa

    I love, love, love this! Might make one myself!

  • http://fabulouslydomesticbyambrosia.blogspot.com ambrosia

    I LOVE this wreath!! So simple and pretty for fall. So glad you and your little guy are doing well! Everything is scary in pregnancy – I’ve got boy #4 coming in November!

  • http://gatheredinthekitchen.com Stephanie

    So glad to hear that everything is OK with the baby Whitney! Love Love Love your wreath!!

  • http://www.cherishedbliss.com Ashley

    I love it! Burlap is fabulous : )

  • http://theredneckprincess.net The Redneck Princess

    That is awesome!! I can’t wait to start getting decorated for fall, this week are project days off!!! Glad all is well with you and your baby :) take care…

  • Rhoni T

    So happy to hear that you and your little guy are doing well enough to come home!! Amazing how prayer works.
    As for your wreath; way cute! My intial is T kinda blah, nothing looks good with a T.
    But I am loving your front door!!!

  • Nikki

    Love this! Would never have thought to spray paint the pumpkins and letter a cream color. This is on my to-do list!! Thanks for this and take it EASY!