I look forward to fall because I love the way it feels outside. Never too hot, never too cold, and always a little breezy. I get excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas… I mean I have already bought two Christmas presents! Plus, I like decorating for each season!
But, I can’t lie— A part of me dreads the fall just because it means winter is on it’s way!!!
Since my injury is at the C1 vertebrae, (the very top), I can’t regulate my body temperature below my face. In other words, I freeze? 24/7!!! On top of that it gets dark at 5, you’re stuck inside, and so much more! It’s just no fun! So, I guess I am against more than I am for it! What about you? Are you a fall lover or hater?
Whether you are all for fall or completely dreading it, I have a fun DIY project for you!!!
We went to hobby lobby to get some supplies. It was the first time I went shopping since Covid started so I might have gotten a little carried and bought everything in the store… Oops!
Anyways, in no time, we had built a pretty fall wreath together, ready to hang on my front door and a whole lot cheaper than buying one. Some of them are more than $100 on Etsy!
So, if you need to take your mind off the blues of wintertime approaching, or are just looking for a quick and easy project to spruce up your home this season, then this is the perfect DIY to for you!
Grab Your Supplies!
•grapevine wreath form
•scissors and wire cutters
•hot glue gun and sticks
•burlap ribbon and/or a wooden letter (optional, but adds a nice touch)
1) If your flowers are connected in a bunch, snip off the stems so that they are individual flowers. Keep the stems as long as possible because you can always shorten later, if needed.
2) Next, start poking some of the flower stems into the grapevine form.
Continue arranging them until you cover about half of the wreath form. If you are going to add a bow, leave a blank space at the bottom of the wreath.
Now, work on the other half! Make sure to get a good mix of each color you chose on either side of the wreath. Step back and check it out!
3) Make sure the arrangement is nice and full. When you’re happy with the way it looks, start gluing pieces down. You won’t need to glue each part, but try to glue heavy pieces or pieces that may lose their shape. You’ll want to glue them to the grapevine form.
Glue starting from the bottom and work your way up, filling in empty gaps as you go.
And you’re done! The only thing left to do is hang your wreath on the front door and enjoy!
If you decide to make your own, let me know how it turns out!!!
And for a step by step video tutorial, check out https://youtu.be/ZHKJ0Mld1VU !!!