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