This afternoon I decorated for fall. I love fall décor; however, I stick to minimal decorations since cleaning is much easier without a lot of stuff! I am becoming a minimalist the older I get, and my husband and I have determined that space is nicer than clutter!
With that being said, I do love the coziness of fall decorations and the flickering of my battery operated candles. I used to love candles, especially in the fall, but I have learned to love the lights of my faux candles, plus they are much safer. (You can read all about why I switched over to diffusers here!)
For the month of September, I am participating in the Dollar Store Craft Challenge with a great group of creative bloggers. All the projects are created with items from the dollar store, and I hope you will enjoy the fall nostalgia from this blog hop! My project can easily be made for under $7.
Materials to Make Fall Pumpkin Wreaths with Farmhouse Flare
2 small foam wreath forms
hot glue gun and glue
2-3 spools of orange burlap ribbon (3 in. x 3 yd.)
1 spool of green grosgrain ribbon (5/8 in. x 15 ft.)
decorative ribbon of your choice (for the bow)
This project developed as I was creating it. I originally purchased multiple colors of burlap ribbon and planned for my project to include three wreath forms—red, brown, and orange—with rosettes attached. When I realized I didn’t have any scrap fabric that would match, the rosettes were out. For some reason, I was in a pumpkin, "orangey" mood, and my plans changed! My mother-in-law gave me the black and white ribbon that I used in this project, and it seemed like a perfect match with the orange burlap. I love how my cutesy pumpkin wreaths turned out!
Steps to Create Fall Pumpkin Wreaths with Farmhouse Flare
1. Wrap each foam wreath with orange burlap ribbon, slightly overlapping the ribbon with each wrap. Secure the ribbon to the wreath with hot glue when beginning and ending the wrapping. Each wreath can be covered with one spool of ribbon if you work carefully, but you may want an extra spool for precaution.
2. Cut a small piece of the decorative ribbon to wrap around each wreath. The bow will attach to the front of this area, and the green ribbon will attach to the back for hanging.
3. Tie two bows, one for each wreath, using the decorative ribbon.
4. Cut the green grosgrain ribbon to lengths of your choice so the wreaths hang at the same lengths. I glued the ribbon together with a small dot of hot glue before attaching it to the wreath. (See above photo.) Since this project is made with two small wreaths, I could not use a regular wreath hanger. To display the wreaths on my front door, I used an over-the-door hanger with multiple hooks.
It’s just the beginning of fall, so gather your supplies and make your own Fall Pumpkin Wreaths with Farmhouse Flare! They make great door décor for September and October!
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