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Before Hurricane Sandy Takes all the Leaves – a Fall Wreath

So it’s the last week in October.  I’d say it’s high time we swap out our summer wreath for a fall one, huh?

Fall Foliage Wreath @ BandBBuildALife.com

Why had I put it off so long?  Ohhh just a little fear of crafter’s chaos.  I’m sure you’ve found your kitchen table looking a little like this before.

crafter's chaos @ BandBBuildALife.com

You may recognize a few of the materials here from this post about some simple fall decorating done around the apartment.  The wreath itself is from the ReStore and the burlap wrapped around it is from the remnant mentioned in the same post.  The leaves were also scattered about – and sadly they were all originally picked up with the intention of making a wreath.  In time for fall.  Not nor’easters named Sandy.  (Hurricane?  Frankenstorm? Whatever.)  No big deal.

progressive crafter's chaos @ BandBBuildALife.com

I originally wanted to go more asymmetrical, but the leaves were so pretty I decided to put more on there, trying to layer the color so it didn’t get too saturated.

fall 2012 burlap and foliage Wreath @ BandBBuildALife.com

All in all I think it came out pretty well for a simple wreath.  I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a wrapped look, with a sweater or yarn, etc, but for Fall it seemed more appropriate to go with the grapevine and more natural look.

come on in, Fall @ BandBBuildALife.com
Come on in!

With a nice long bow that has a hint of a golden edge, the small wreath is weighted a bit more now so it doesn’t look like the door will swallow it.

foliage wreath for fall 2012 @ BandBBuildALife.com

So there you have it, we  f i n a l l y  have a seasonally appropriate wreath on our door.
Have you been putting any projects off lately?

~ Beth

P.S. Hope everyone is staying safe on the east coast as Sandy bears down.  Stay dry!

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