I love to be creative and this is my special spot to share with you all my adventures. I am a single mom who has a curious mind and an endless imagination. I am the poster child when it comes to ADD and creativity. I am constantly trying new things and learning to refine the skills I do have. I believe in learning something new every day so let's see what we can learn together today...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Wreath

So I am always looking for exciting ideas to try. I found this wonderful wreath at Thrifty Decor Chick and thought I would have a go at it. I did not follow her dimensions and so mine is larger. I painted the background orange, thinking that would be the perfect fall color should any show through. Now I know better and suggest painting it a lighter muted color, such as gold, brown or tan.

I had bought three bags of fall leaves and just hot glued them willy nilly. Next time I think I will plan it out a bit better and take breaks where I will step back and look at it. When all the leaves had been glued on I was appalled   unsatisfied, so I decided to glue some acorns onto it. 

That helped but it still was not complete. So I found some wonderful fall colored wired ribbon and added a bow. Overkill?? Maybe but sometimes I just don't know when to stop. The family gave it praise and thought it was beautiful. The only question that I kept getting about it was "Is that a picture frame?" due to the square shape.  I like it and it is now hanging on the front door. Next year I may make it a pumpkin shape, who knows?

1 comment:

  1. Our wreath has barbed wire that was pulled from the creek :-)