In my last post, I talked about what’s inspiring my fall decor this yr. I love the warmth of fall colors, reds, oranges, gold, I am lucky enough to live in a state where we can enjoy all of these vibrant colors when the leaves are changing. I love seeing touches of these colors throughout my home, however, this yr I am loving neutrals as well. I have already started using some of my traditional fall decor in my kitchen and family room, but I wanted to do something different in my entry.
I have loved these potted hydrangeas this yr, I’ll be planting them in our yard soon so I can continue to enjoy them. Recently they have started turning and they are so beautiful, I wanted to incorporate them into my fall decor. I decided the best way to do that, would be to use them in a wreath. I’m going to do a quick tutorial of how I created this wreath.
First you will need a large grapevine wreath, this one was $7.99 at Hobby Lobby, you will also need, floral wire, clippers, and a glue gun.
Next you will need a greenery garland, I use it as a filler. I chose this particular one because the leaves have a velvet feel to them, making them more realistic. Also they aren’t bright green, as this is for a fall wreath. I wired the garland to the wreath, manipulating it so the branches stuck out in different directions.
I had an assortment of items to use in the wreath. Dried hydrangeas, sunflowers, faux pumpkins and gourds, lotus pods, and burlap. I try not to use an even number of any one particular item.
After the garland was attached, I added the burlap. Again, it’s used as a filler. I tuck and wire it as I go, I don’t want it to look like I just wrapped it around the wreath. It needs to be a little random.
After that, I like to start placing a few items on the wreath to see if I like how it’s coming together. No gluing yet!
I add everything, and play with it a bit, until I like how it looks. Then I start wiring and gluing things in place. (Not going to lie, I get a little lazy sometimes and if I put a pick in and it feels secure I don’t bother gluing). Everything I bought was 50% off at hobby lobby, with the exception of the garland, which I used a 40% off coupon on. So in the end, I have a wreath that has items I chose, rather than a mass produced wreath, and it was much cheaper. Also I get to enjoy my hydrangeas for longer. Win, win!
I’m happy with the end result, and I’m loving the neutral scheme in my entry.
I didn’t want to attach the wreath to my mirror, so I used an old window I had, that has a screw in it for these kinds of purposes. The basket is from a local retailer, in it, I used some stems from Hobby Lobby that remind me of wheat. The gourd and pumpkin on the chair are Homegoods finds, the large acorn is one I’ve had for yrs.
I hope to be sharing a fall tour of the rest of my home soon.