Getting Crafty: Fall Wreath for $21

I love Fall. As everyone is complaining “Summer is over, nooooo!” I’m the girl who is like:

summer over

Fall is the perfect time of year. It has always felt like a refresh button to me, a new start. The weather is perfect. That first crisp air day and I just feel brand new. Knowing that my favorite season is RIGHT around the corner, I wanted to get crafty and make a nice fall inspired wreath for my front door.

I didn’t want to make a completely fall look, so I can use the wreath in other seasons as well, (c’mon, who doesn’t love a multi-purpose wreath.)

My first step is always inspiration. I found this on Pinterest:

wreath pinspiration

This was done by a gorgeous shop on Etsy that you can find here. My plan was to buy this wreath if mine didn’t turn out, but I wanted to see if I could make it, and that way I’d really appreciate it more each time I pull into the driveway.

I went to Michael’s to get my supplies and to try this out.

List of supplies:
-18 inch grapevine wreath
-Ribbon
-Fake Flowers
– Letter B
– Acrylic paint for letter
(already own a hot glue gun)

I found this bad boy for $4.99, so clearly I was sold on that.

grapevine wreth

I searched for fake flowers that were on sale (those bad boys can get pricey.) I found hydrangea ones that looked like fall but could work with other seasons. They were 40% off so the total for them came to $8.99, I think. My hydrangea were also more brown than this photo. I also got some acrylic paint  in vanilla and a wooden B that I used a 40% off coupon on so it came to 79 cents!

hydrangea steamDSC_0383     letter b

I also cheated a little bit and bought a pre-made ribbon for $7.99, but the ribbon they were selling was $9.99 and I’d still have to make the bow, so I figured…let’s get the pre-made one for this project.

So I combined everything together, painted my B in vanilla paint, placed the flowers and ribbon, hot glued the items into place that need it, and place the B on with a TON of hot glue.

Drumroll please.

My new front door wreath!

b wreath

I was super excited with how it turned so now it’s hanging on the front door, see the many shots of it below!

DSC_0388 DSC_0387 DSC_0386 DSC_0385

I changed up the ribbon placement on mine, just because I liked it better on the bottom. I’m super thrilled with how mine turned out, especially for $21 compared to buying for $53. The quality I’m SURE is not the same, but I made it and that makes me happy.

Another adventure in crafting!

Any questions just shoot me a comment!

 

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