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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!

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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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53 Comments

  1. Amy@One Artsy Mama on September 25, 2011 at 12:51 am

    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

  2. Denissa on September 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    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

  3. Kelley on September 24, 2011 at 1:11 am

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

  4. Kizzie on September 23, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    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

  5. Stacey on September 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    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. 🙂

  6. Erin on September 22, 2011 at 3:09 am

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

  7. Maysem on September 21, 2011 at 3:48 am

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

  8. Bri on September 21, 2011 at 12:39 am

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

  9. MyPeaceOfFood on September 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    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!

    • Maysem on September 21, 2011 at 3:49 am

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

  10. Lisa on September 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    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!

  11. Missy on September 20, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    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!

  12. Carri on September 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    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!

  13. Tracy on September 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm

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

  14. Vanessa on September 20, 2011 at 10:25 am

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

  15. ambrosia on September 20, 2011 at 9:41 am

    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!

  16. Stephanie on September 20, 2011 at 7:32 am

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

  17. Ashley on September 20, 2011 at 3:18 am

    I love it! Burlap is fabulous : )

  18. The Redneck Princess on September 20, 2011 at 3:17 am

    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…

  19. Rhoni T on September 20, 2011 at 3:08 am

    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!!!

  20. Nikki on September 20, 2011 at 3:04 am

    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!

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