I did it! I finally started crafting for fall. I had made my harvest sign a few weeks back but I still need to make my wreath for my mantle. Thanks to Sarah over at Thrifty Decor Chick for
the great idea for my form.
You see Sarah had made a wreath with all her Dollar tree leaves. CHECK..had those already!
But I just was getting bored with the round wreaths I wanted to make a fun Rectangular wreath.
Well she said to go to Hobby Lobby, BUT when I went into the Dollar Tree to get more
Hot glue sticks...LOW AND BEHOLD....
thick foam core board...for a BUCK!!! $1.... Those things are $5 at Hobby Lobby.
Now I was able to go home and get to business!! I cut out the shape that I wanted
using a straight edge and a razor. I also sprayed it orange like Sarah had said...to make sure it didn't show through.
Guess what..she was right...I didn't need too...:)
I could have saved the dry time and been right to gluing but oh well;
It gave me more time to enjoy my coffee.
I started randomly glue the leaves around and folding the edges up.
The dollar tree had two types of leaves. The big paper ones that I loved; in all different species.
They also had the silkier ones in red, orange and green. I bought em all!
Couldn't help myself...:)
The paper ones have these little wire stems. I didn't cut them all the way off.
Just left a little, kinda like when they fall off the trees.
I then found some of my autumn garland that I already had on my mantle and snipped of some pieces and started gluing those in with all my leaves.
Until then..I am loving my new AUTUMN wreath, that cost me only a few bucks.
I hope you enjoyed, and I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day.