Sunday, September 25, 2011

YAH: Fall Wreath

What's YAH, you may ask? It stands for Young-at-Heart crafts. It's true. I don't only make crafts with and for kids. I also enjoy making them for myself! So today I am sharing the fall wreath I made only an hour ago. I went to craft stores (Michaels and Jo-Ann Fabrics) several weeks ago and found a few things I thought would work for a wreath. Today is a rainy Sunday, so I finally decided to get to work.
I got two strands of leaves, a strand of berries and a few acorns. Everything was at least 40% off. I bought the twig wreath last year with the intention of making something, but it didn't work out. I'm happy that I am finally using it now! I took one strand of leaves and just wrapped it around the wreath.
I cut off the extra. Then I did the same with the other strand of leaves, again cutting off the extra.
Then I carefully wrapped the berries around the wreath. This was a little trickier because they are more delicate and get tangled easily. Then, after some fluffing, I used floral wire to attach the strands to the back of the wreath in a few places.
Then I used the leftover pieces to fill in some gaps.
Finally I hot-glued the acorns into place.
I don't have the kind of door on which I can hang a wreath (that's on my wish list!), so I hung it in our foyer.
That's one of the few walls in the house that I haven't painted yet. It really needs some color! Someday...
Here are a few other fall decorations I made with supplies from Michaels. The first is scented pine cones with pumpkins.
I put them in a glass bowl my mother-in-law gave us for our wedding. It's so pretty. And the pine cones make the whole kitchen and dining room smell like cinnamon!
I also put some glass acorns and pumpkins in a vase (also a wedding gift) and added some fall-colored flowers and berries.
We had recently bought some new cookbooks that weren't put away yet. I noticed they were fall colors, so I used them as decoration under the vase. They are in our dining room, so I think it goes well. And I love how it looks against my "chocolate" wall!

So there you have it. My first YAH post. I hope you enjoyed it!

**You will be able to find all my Young at Heart crafts under the tab at the top of my blog.**


Nanc said...

I wish I had a tenth of the talent that you do. You truly are amazing! I am proud to call you my sister.

Sarah said...

Let me know if you find any good 3 and 4 ingredient recipes in there. Sounds like my kind of cookbook!

Very nice looking wreathe. You just made that up? If I tried that it would look like crap!

Betsy said...

Yeah, I did make it up! I wasn't sure it would turn out, but I went with it. And it wasn't until it was almost done when I thought it looked pretty good, so I'm glad I didn't give up right away.

Thanks for reading, girls!