Happy fall! It got cold last night, which inspired me to finish my fall wreath. I really love having my front door reflect the season, and this wreath was easy to do.
This wreath was inspired by the HGTV post below.
I made my own version, almost exactly like theirs. I used the following products from Amazon.com:
Burlap Ribbon (used for past projects)
Wait, what? I didn't own a glue gun prior to this project? No, I didn't because...no good reason. I just never really needed one before. Forgive me, please, fellow DIYers.
Anyway, I started out by spray painting the white foam wreath orange. I thought it would allow me to have to fill in less of the wreath. I was wrong.
Then, I began attaching the putka pods, these adorable small pumpkin like seeds. They really look like mini-pumpkins. I needed 1.5 bags to finish the wreath - about 1/5 of the bag had discolored or broken seeds that I did not want to use. It took several hours broken up over several days, due to scheduling difficulties (vacation). Here are some shots of the wreath in progress.
Once I had it mostly covered, I hung it up on the door to see where the lack of coverage was most obvious. I did this several times until I had filled up every viewable area on the wreath. I started with the inner rim, which took some creative positioning. I finished with the outer rim, which took similar positioning. I basically hung the wreath on my knee and then rotated it as I glued on the pods with the glue stick. If there were large gaps, I glued another pod over the gap. I went all the way on the inner rim to the back edge, because when you open the door, you see the sides and inside of the wreath. By the time I was finally done, even the boyfriend agreed I had not missed a spot!
He thinks it looks awesome, by the way. As do I. It has great color variation and I even love the random ones on the edge. I had some burlap ribbon on hand, so I added it as well. I am not very rustic, but I think its the touch that the boyfriend likes the most. I have plenty left to even those out if I hate it in the future. And it seems durable, more so than my spring wreath. Time to get out the rest of the home decorations. Hooray for fall!