I finally had a little time this weekend to get some Fall decorations up. Canadian Thanksgiving is less than a month away and I want to have everything all spruced up for friends and family coming to visit.

 

The first thing I did was swap out the Summer Wreath, with something warm and colourful for the new season.

 

I love the thought of people being greeted by this whenever they come over.

 

And it’s nice to come home to it too. Using supplies found at a local craft store, I was able to make it all for under $12, with some leftover supplies for future projects.

 

To start out with, I picked up a large dark brown grapevine wreath, wired orange plaid ribbon and faux leaves.

 

Using the ribbon, I made a loop to hang the wreath on the door, knotting it at the top.

 

To make the bow, I took the ribbon and folded it over 4 times, leaving tails on the ends.

 

Using a piece of small wire, I gathered it up in the middle. You could also use a pipe cleaner.

 

To cover up the wire, I took a small piece of ribbon and folded it in thirds.

 

I wrapped the piece around the wire and hot glued it closed at the back of the ribbon. Then I just fluffed up the sides of the bow and glued the whole thing onto the ribbon loop on the wreath.

 

Using the hot glue gun, I stuck an assortment of leaves around the grapevine. I used a popsicle stick to press them down and to make sure I didn’t burn myself.

 

Lastly I hung it up and checked for any holes I wanted to fill in and fluffed up bow.

 

Cost Breakdown:

Wreath $3
Faux Leaves $5.10 ($1.70 x 3 packets)
Ribbon  $ 3.60
TOTAL: $ 11.70

 

It feels much better to have some of the seasonal decor swapped out. I’m looking forward to sharing more Fall decor later this week!

 

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Linked Up To:

It’s Fall Y’All – Autumn Link Party @ Southern Hospitality
Fall Countdown @ It’s So Very Cheri
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Budget
DIY Project Parade @ DIY Showoff 
Tips & Tutorials @ Homestories A to Z
Cowgirl Up @ Crafty Texas Girls
DIY Fall Festival @ DIY Showoff
Show & Share @ Southern Lovely
Milk and Cuddles
What I Whipped Up Wednesday @ Sugar and Dots
A Glimpse Inside 
Fall Decor Linky Party @ Ten June Blog
So Much Better With Age
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7 thoughts on “A Colourful Fall Wreath

  1. Carrie Roer

    I love it!! The colors of that ribbon are so perfect! And I’ve always wanted to know how to make one of those bows. Yay for fall!! :) (found you through the It’s Fall Y’all Party)

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  2. Krista @ the happy housie

    What a pretty fall wreath- I love the gorgeous colours of the leaves! You guys get that everywhere out there I hear, we don’t get as much gorgeous fall colour on the west coast:)
    Amanda I would be super thrilled if you were willing to share this at the Fall Get Your DIY On Link Party: Fall Wreaths going on right now on five blogs! I would love to invite you over to the happy housie to link up if you haven’t already done so! Hope to see you there!!
    ~Krista

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