Now that Halloween is over we’re officially onto the next phase of the end-of-fall-beginning-of-winter-but-too-early-to-put-out-Christmas-decor festivities. Step one- a wreath for our front door of course!
After removing our Halloween decor, we had a fresh and clean wreath to play with. We purposely don’t glue/paint/etc. onto it so we can reuse it for multiple holidays, just like this!
We wanted to add a little fall/winter combo, since we’re not accepting winter is coming yet, so picked up a couple fake leaf bunches from Joanns on sale, some white pom-poms, and grabbed some burlap and needle/thread we had on hand.
We started off by cutting the individual “strands” of leafs off of the bunch and tucking them into the wreath. We tried a few different ways and settled on a thicker grouping of them that covered about 1/3 of the area.
To create the “snow” we simply strung the pom-poms back and forth with a needle and some white thread.
It turned out to be a little harder than expected (who knew that pom-poms were rock solid in the middle?) but still only took about 20 minutes to put everything together so far.
Snow falling on leafs… we got real literal here folks. Funny how you go from loving snow as a kid and doing snow dances, to holding on the last few days of fall and dry-road commutes as an adult! Although it is pretty to look at of course : )
Last but not least we cut about a 4″ wide piece of burlap and tied it into a bow. We secured it to the wreath using our needle and thread, and we called it a day!
I kind of like how the colors of the leaves pop against our white door and the dots on the bow mirror the “snow” balls. I’m sure we will give this guy another makeover when we start to decorate for Christmas, but for now we’re happy with the festive look! Bring it on snow- we’re officially
decorated ready for you.
Prost : )
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