Fall in love with Fall again because you don't have to go out to the floral store and purchase all your wreath making material. Save your gas, slip on your shoes and explore!
How to make a Fall wreath on the cheap:
something round (In this case I used an antique sifter. Other ideas? knitting circle, basket, interesting plate...anything round!)
Leaves from around the yard (please don't pick up anything poison. that's just a really bad idea.)
yarn or wire
hot glue gun
decorative Fall items (pumpkins, gourds, apples, flowers, etc.)
I tend to keep things pretty simple, but this is a really great way to play around and find your style. Walk around and enjoy this beautiful weather! Find things from around your or a friends yard that interest you: acorns, pine cones, leaves, flowers, anything! Bring it all in and lay it out together. You don't have to use it all. Just play around until you find an interesting juxtaposition.
For Fall, I generally like to to use lots of natural, muted tones of color with one pop of color. In this case, I'm going to use bright green apples! Someone gave me a ton of apples and some weren't really cut out for eating, so they got upgraded to my wreath!
There! After you have laid everything out and have it where you want it, use a glue gun to secure everything in place. Use small gage wire to secure anything heavy. I tend to only use the glue gun for easy removal. I use this sifter for all kinds of things, so I like to be able to remove it all easily.
1 Fall wreath: $0 spent, 5 minutes spent.
I'd love to see what you come up with!
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Shoestring Amy is a free-spirited momma. With a family of five comes an active lifestyle full of energy. Amy strives for a lifetime of fun, laughter, and memories. Rather than smothering in debt, working for "things," and walking the same ol' line of misery created by a dead end job, she creates much larger goals. CONTINUE READING....
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