Monday, August 22, 2011

Autumn Wreath




I had a front door wreath dilemma.  I've been without a wreath since winter (I know!!)) and I have been on the hunt for something that would inspire a nice spring wreath.  Didn't happen.  Then a nice summer wreath.  Also didn't happen.  Now it's the end of summer and I'm pushing the envelope into fall and lo and behold,....I have found some internal autumn wreath inspiration.

Woohoo.  So,...I started with an empty front door, a grapevine wreath (from the thrift store for $2, another woohoo), a fall garland, some acorns from last year (with all grubs removed), and a ,....not sure what to call it,...fall piece with wheat, whirly things, and feathery things (and yes, that is the technical name for these pieces).  



Whirly Pieces



So, add all of those pieces together and you end up with a wreath worthy of the autumn front door.  I tried to distribute each different piece of grapevine, corn husk or acorn so that everything was represented fairly evenly.  I used the glue gun (only two finger burns) and held each piece to ensure a good bond.  That was it.  The bow was already made (attached to the whirly thing piece) and just needed to be glued on.  


Here is the front entrance way with an annual grass (no, sorry, don't know what kind it is) and some mums.



There is something about the fall that I find so much easier and prettier than the other seasons.  This wreath is the perfect example of that for me.

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30 comments:

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

That is a really beautiful wreath - fantastic job! I especially like how full it is of all the fall stuff. I had to laugh at all of your very technical terms... I'm so glad you got some "internal autumnal inspiration". I love decorating for fall, too. I can't believe the mums are here already.

Kadie said...

Great Job Terry!! I too have been very lax in my door wreaths. I really love how full it is and all the different textures!!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Oh Terry, it looks beautiful! What an great job you did!! And only 2 glue gun burns? Now that is impressive!

Amy said...

that is gorgeous! I love fall, and everything about it!

Amy said...

that is gorgeous! I love fall, and everything about it!

Michelle said...

Your entrance looks great. I love your fall wreath!

Cindy said...

Your entrance way is very pretty and that is a gorgeous Fall wreathe. I would love to make one like it.
Hugs, Cindy

Ginger Zuck said...

Love your wreath! I'm dying to put my fall one up, but I am refraining so far!

Shelia said...

What a lovely wreath and you did a great job on it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Elise Engh said...

Your wreath is gorgeous! I really love the natural look and that you used real acorns and.... that you got the wreath for only $2! Sweet!

Miss Kitty said...

SO beautiful! I think Fall is my favorite time to decorate. You have so many beautiful elements in your wreath. Makes me want to go "root around" some oak trees here to see if I can find some acorns. I am following you now.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Lovely wreath! Beautiful and inspirational.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You are such a smart cookie. This wreath will take you all the way to Christmas. Brilliant. It looks great. The acorns are my favorite. Thanks for linking up to Open House Party! I was worried I would be a big failure but the turn out wasn't too bad. :o)

Stephanie said...

I love the variety of things you added to the wreath! It looks great! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I believe that is the best fall wreath I have ever seen. So full and lush and gorgeous. So glad Ann featured it. Hope you will join at my weekly party some time if you haven't before.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Awesome wreath Terry! Congrats on you feature!

Amy Papale said...

Love this wreath! It is beautiful!

Toni said...

Beautiful wreath - very unique and professional job.

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Oh you have inspired me! What a lovely, lovely wreath.

Tina said...

What a wonderful wreath,you did a superb job! I love it!

Christa @ BrownSugarToast said...

looks awesome!! i love how natural and full it is. thanks for the inspiration! :)

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

This is beautiful!! I love all of the textures!!

Veronica said...

Wow when inspiration hit it was a hit! Your entrance looks so glam. Wreaths are not big over here and I have no idea why, apart from Christmas Time! But it looks so gorgeous and I am inspired to do one for spring over here...

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Super fabulous!! Lovin' it!

Brandy J. said...

Terry, this is stunning!! Thanks so much for the great fall-time idea.

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

I love it! All the different textures you used look great. I can't wait to start decorating for fall!

Helen's Decor said...

Terry, I'm excited to see your great wreath and also to know that I've visited your area a few years ago. I loved Niagra-On-The-Lake!!! Great area for flowers!
Thanks,
Helen of Helen's Decor

Terry said...

Wow, thanks so much everyone for the kind words. Helen's Decor -- it's a small world, isn't it. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting.

CAS said...

That is a beautiful wreath! I love all the different elements & textures. I especially like that you used the stems of something bundled together (at least it looks like that's what you). I just bought some long, long stemmed wheat at Hobby Lobby & know I will be trimming those stems -- they certainly won't get tossed now! I am now a new follower (email, too) & hope you might follow back!
:) CAS

Tanya Anurag said...

The wreath looks beautiful. I like the different things you used.

We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

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