A new wreath is typically how I begin changing up holiday/seasonal décor. For some reason, it tends to be a great catalyst for getting me into full-on decorating mode.
I wanted to keep my fall wreath simple this year, an homage to the natural beauty of the season. This wreath is simply a styrofoam wreath from covered in natural spanish moss and accented with white pumpkins and an open-weave burlap bow.
In the making of this wreath, I discovered that moss is one decorative element that is not conducive to the use of hot glue – it was a sticky, stringy mess. Luckily, I had some floral pins on hand that worked perfectly to secure the bunches of moss to the wreath form. To conceal the pins, I placed a dab of hot glue over it and covered with a small bunch of moss.
Since real pumpkins aren’t yet readily available here, I substituted some faux pumpkins (bought for 40% off at Hobby Lobby). I’d rather have real ones, but these are good stand-ins for now.
I found the burlap ribbon at Hobby Lobby as well and used my 40% off coupon – the ends are wired, which made for easy shaping of the ribbon. (Helpful hint – in case you didn’t know, Hobby Lobby now has a mobile app. You can open the coupon in-store for your discount!)
I hung my wreath lower than I usually do, so as to contrast the moss and white with the aqua color of my front door. I sorta think I’m loving it.
Now I’m ready to spread the fall cheer around the rest of my home!
In what ways are you decorating for fall?
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