I am so glad the temperature has finally decided to cool down. Tomorrow is the first day of school!! Woot! And the summer is almost gone for good~ So today I broke out the fall decor. Now as most of you know I have two front doors, which I love, but it makes for an expensive decorating experience since you have to always make two instead of one. I bought these two wispy wreaths at Michaels, on separate trips of course, these beauties can be expensive without using two coupons. I wanted something simple but dramatic. I fell in love with the look of these fabulous wreaths on Pinterest. But I was going for something with a little less bling. So here’s how I made them~
Materials: 2 wispy wreaths, 2 bunches of brown long fall bushes, 1 large orange berry bush, 2 med sized pumpkins (all from Michaels), plant wire, 2 wood picks, pliers, heavy duty scissors, hot glue & gun.
Hang your wreaths up and determine what will be the top and bottom. Making sure they are both somewhat equal. When doing a floral piece you must cut all the silk branches away from the bushes in order to be able to work with them. That way you have individual small branches to work into your arrangement instead of trying to shove the whole bush into the wreath. I added all the branches in both wreaths near bottom spray area. Use plant wire to stabilize and secure the silk stem to the vines. Add your berries next on the bottom of wreath, secure with plant wire as well.
Next, take the pumpkin and your wood pick, remove the wire then push the square end of the pick into the bottom of the pumpkin at an angle. Seal with hot glue to make the pick strong and stable. Add pumpkin to wreath and secure pick with plant wire and then hot glue. Secure your pumpkin to vines with hot glue. That’s it! Pretty simple stuff. Love it! Now bring on the cool air!
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