Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fall Wreath

Ok, this time my wreath is a smashing success. The last one I made was a little lacking. I got this idea from Roeshel at The DIY Show Off. If you haven't seen her site yet you are definitely missing out on something awesome. Her tutorials are great.

I know I have seen this type of wreath before and I knew I didn't want to make the traditional leaf and/or flower wreath. And actually from a distance, mine actually looks like leaves.
I just cut squares that were about 2x2 inches, no I didn't actually measure, just free cut everything. Anyway, I used a wreath from the Dollar Tree. I used the tip of a pencil and wrapped the fabric around it. Put some hot glue on the end and then shoved the fabric into the wreath. Easy Peesy.

I started first with some leaf garland wrapped around the wreath and was then going to add the fabric but, I quickly decided that was not the direction I wanted to go. Off came the garland.

I used mostly used scraps I had around but, I did pick up a few fat quarters from Walmart and of course, the clearance fabric bin. I always look there.

The ribbon is from where else, The Dollar Tree.

We finally have had a nice sunny day here, but it makes my fabric look more peach than orange. Sorry.


Melissa said...


The DIY Show Off said...

It does look like fall leaves! I love that you used different colors of fabric. Great job! And thanks so much for the sweet shout out. :)

Roeshel said...

wow! Your wreath is so cute! great job.
thanks for linking up to my first ever link party!

Hollinger Family said...

It looks fantastic! It's a great blend of colors, and you are right, it does look 'leafy' from afar! Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

What a great idea!
I L-O-V-E it!!!

Julie said...

I am sooooo in the mood for autumn. I really like this wreath. We have at least another month of 90 degree temperatures here so autumn will have to wait. But I can still dream.

Debbie said...

That is so adorable. And hey dog soup sounds pretty darn good for our furry friends.