8.09.2010

Fall Wreath

What.  I know it's August.  Maybe it's too soon.  But I was bored and wanted to do a quick craft (instead of this one that's been sitting on my table forever that I've kind of lost steam on because I don't like it as much as I did when I started).  So I made my fall wreath.  I figure it can be up for September and maybe some of October, and then I will make a Halloween wreath, and then...
Seriously, I have a wreath schedule.
So, here's what we have for September:
There will probably be some changes before it actually goes up, but one thing won't change- it was totally free.  Heck yes.
I started with a straw wreath and weeds.
The straw wreath counts as free, because I've had it for awhile.  You can tell, because all the plastic is shredded because of the kittens we had in the basement up until about a week ago.  The weeds I got from my backyard (I actually picked them last year and never got around to this, so they've been sitting in the garage for awhile).  I could make about a billion wreaths with our weed supply.

I divided out a small section and tied it on with twine.
I used twine instead of gluing things down, so I could adjust as I went.
I kept wrapping the twine around and around, adding more sections of weeds and overlapping them with the section before.
Then I ran out of weeds.  I did have some dried chives and yarrow (I think it was yarrow- I'm not sure because the leaves were stripped off) that I added on as the last bunch. 
That's the alleged yarrow.
At this point, I sprayed it all down with this business, to hold any loose bits together.  I did shake them out really well before I tied them all to the wreath- I don't want weed seeds shedding all over my front hall every time I open the door.
Since weeds all around was my original plan, I had to improvise when I ran out.  I added the burlap rosettes and also rumpled a strip of burlap for around the inside to hide all the ugly that was there.
For now, it's hanging in the garage, in the place where the extension cord would hang if it was put away (I don't even know where it is).
So, is there such a thing as "pushing the season" if you're not talking about Christmas?


28 comments:

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Kasia - this is absolutely adorable! What a wonderful idea! Although I'm not quite ready for fall and winter :( -- you've got me thinking of all kinds of "seasonal" projects now. :)

BTW - thanks so much for your more than sweet comments -- I truly appreciate your kind words and support. :)

superh2ogirl said...

This is gorgeous! I adore it!

-Nicole
www.craftmysoul.blogspot.com

Terrell said...

This is just beautiful!! You're so creative! I love the look of it! I'm having a link party at FrouFrouDecor on Fridays and would love to have you link this up..or any of your creations for that matter. :) I'm your newest follower and I'd love to have you as a friend at FFD! Hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ FFD~

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

great job with the wreath. I do the same thing with projects, put them aside. :)
I also like your knotted jute vase!
thanks for stopping by and commenting on my fence/shelf.
gail

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This is gorgeous! i would love to have one of these at my house in a few months! I am featuring this tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Paula said...

I love this wreath and I especially love that you used what you had to make it. It's going to be perfect for fall.

diamond in the rough said...

That's great! I love "playing with weeds" in the fall and this is a must do in my brain files now!

Jackie said...

Saw you on tater-tots and jello today! Congrats!

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

Love it! The burlap roses are so pretty. I'm ready for fall (my favorite time of year). But with temps in the 90's its hard to think of it.

Thanks for linking up to the “Cheap Thrills Thursday” party at Black Kats Design. I hope you had fun and will join in again next Thursday!

Kat

www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I love this! With all of the fall and even Christmas stuff on display in the craft stores, it's hard not to feel "Fallish".

Dee said...

That is so cute! I love it! I am going to make this for my front door the the fall and winter!

Dee
www.deesdailynews.com

Chas said...

I love your wreath!

Suzanne said...

This makes me wish for Fall when I'm not quite done with Summer! It's beautiful!

Shaunna said...

SO cute!! Definitely featuring this as one of my favs! I'm going to have to get on it and make one of these wreaths. Thanks so much for linking up to Style Feature Saturday! -shaunna :)

Disney said...

Found this from UCreate, LOVE it!! Just my style, I'm always trying to figure out how to make autumn a little more elegant :o) And do I push the season when it comes to fall? You bet your booties! I can't wait!!

Jan said...

how'd you make the adorable flowers?

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Perfect wreath for transitioning from summer to fall... very harvesty (my newest word creation)... and burlap always looks wonderful!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Love it! The rustic flowers are a wonderful touch!

Donna

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Let me tell you how much I love that you made this from weeds--way to see the beauty!

Cate said...

this is cute! i will be featuring on Random Crafty Georgia Girl.
-Cate from RCGG

Cate said...

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Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Now this is different and very cute! I have a wreath schedule too, I almost considered writing it down today so I didn't forget. haha

Erin said...

The wreath turned out awesome!!!

Meghan said...

Very pretty!

Heather said...

What a great idea! The end result is gorgeous! I've got plenty of weeds to work with, and cactus, although I don't know how great that would look as a wreath...

Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Heather from WhipperBerry said...

AAAAMazing!! Love it!!

jen @ {decor junkie} said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I LOVE this. As in LOVE it! I JUST found your blog today and am SOOO happy I did! (and hey, I'm from Utah too! --pretty close to Lehi!)I seriously want to make this. Can you PLEASE post a tutorial on how you made those adorable flowers? I've made KINDA similar ones in the past, but yours are WAY cuter! love love LOVE it!

Karisa said...

Gorgeous wreath! I love the rosettes. I've posted this in my Link Love roundup on FaveCrafts Blog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-burlap-bonanza/