According to the calendar summer is over and fall is upon us. Although Texas has cooled down a bit (thank goodness), it’s still summer here. It’s hot, everyone is in shorts and flip-flops, and I haven’t seen a single colorful leaf or consumed anything pumpkin flavored. We even went to the beach this weekend. And while enjoy living in a state with endless summers, I’m ready for fall. I want to wear a sweater, sip hot coco in front of a fire, and
jump watch my kids jump in a pile of leaves. But instead of doing those things I decided to force the fall feeling by making a wreath.
So here’s the details. It was crazy easy to make, I made it in the same amount of time it took my husband to watch videos online and teach himself how to tie a tie. Like a 30-year-old man-child.
Here are the supplies (all from Hobby Lobby)…
A grapevine wreath, some wheat, a bag a faux leaves, and a bag of pinecones and acorns.
I know what some of you are thinking… “who is their right mind spend money on pinecones and acorns? Those things area all over my yard!” I understand, I feel the same way about people who buy rocks for landscaping. Right now I’m calling around to landscaping companies to see if I can PAY them to come TAKE my rocks. Love spending money on dumb stuff like that. Anyway, my wreath supplies came out to about $18, but if you have this stuff lying around your yard it could be much cheaper.
So first I split my wheat bundle in half, fanned it out on facing opposite directions, and secured it with some string, twisty ties, and hot glue (a great way to start any craft project).
Then I started adding leaves to the top. I didn’t have a plan, I just started glueing.
Next I added pine cones and acorns over that, and cut some grapevine twists off the wreath to add to the pile.
And then I hung it on my door with some of those suction cup hook things.
Done and done. Now it feels a little like fall AND my husband can finally tie a tie. Winning!