Creations, Early Fall Wreath

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Here is a super easy door decoration to whip up as the summer winds down.  Here in the South it will be hot for weeks and weeks yet, so we move a little slower with the fall decor.

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I found this wreath in the spring clearance section at Hobby Lobby.  It didn’t look very Spring-like to me, but it would definitely perfect for Fall!

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I tend to pick things up when I see them and like them, often with no plan in mind~I was so happy I had this today to make a fast and easy wreath.  You could easily recreate this look with a grapevine wreath and some colorful ribbon or raffia.

Our “fiesta” party is this weekend, and I needed something,  pronto,  for the front door.  There is so much going on inside the house I decided to keep the front door simple.

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I had some burlap ribbon too…it’s a good idea to stock up on ribbon when it’s 50% off at HL…

To make the burlap “beard”  make poofs by gathering a few inches of burlap ribbon and securing it with a small length of florist’s wire,  then move down the ribbon a few inches and repeat until you have as much “poofed” ribbon as you need

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I hate to be predictable so I only added the burlap at the bottom, sort of like a “beard.”  Just attach the burlap to the wreath with some more wire under the poofs so it doesn’t show

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Then with a big faux sunflower tucked in, [and secured with wire],  the wreath looked just right!

Sunflowers are a predominant part of this  party decor as well as a popular late summer decorating choice so this sunflower wreath is going to be perfect!  The wreath is like a little preview of what lies behind the door,  and it can display the party invite that lets guests know they are in the right place.

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After the party, I can easily remove the invitation and the door will be all set for the next few weeks until something else ~like our Alabama football wreath~ goes up!

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Don’t you love an excuse to redecorate for a new season?   Thanks so much for your visit!

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11 Responses to “Creations, Early Fall Wreath”
  1. Oh, you are getting an early start on fall….good for you. The invitation looks very inviting with those drinks in their hands♥

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  2. I love this fall wreath! I think burlap (or burlap-related materials) are so gorgeous year round, but in the fall they are especially eye-grabbing :)

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  3. Wow! I love this wreath! I haven’t been to Hobby Lobby in far too long. I need to make a trip now and then. I love those half off ribbon sales!

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  4. laurie says:

    Jenna, I LOVE your wreath! How clever to add the invitation to it for the party. The burlap, along with that sunflower and the colorful straw, make it a perfect wreath for Fall and for a Fiesta! Great job! laurie

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  5. twelveoeightblog says:

    Gorgeous!! I love this wreath:)

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  6. Mary says:

    Your wreath is a perfect base for your fiesta party invitation and later on too Jenna! I picked up some of that some ribbon at HL :)

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  7. phyllis says:

    I love the way you used this wonderful wreath you made to put the party info in, how pretty this looks, I might just have to borrow this idea…Phyllis

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  8. Becca says:

    Love all the colors! Great job! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

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  9. Nici says:

    I love your Early Fall Wreath! I totally agree…it doesn’t look like spring at all. The burlap and sunflower touches just make it perfect. Thanks so much for linking this up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop! You made the party even more special just by being there! Hope your week is wonderful!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  10. I love your pretty Fall wreath! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-65.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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