Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Happy September {how about an acorn wreath?}

Happy September y'all! I don't know about you, but September officially begins the Fall season for me. My mind starts racing to apple picking, woolly throws, pumpkins and everything Fall! Last year our daughters and I, made an acorn wreath that I immediately fell in love with and hated when I had to take it off of our door to welcome winter. It moved down to the basement, and through each season when I'd wander downstairs to dig around {I shop in my basement, don't you????}, I'd see my sweet little acorn wreath just waiting for Fall. In the last days of August, I couldn't wait another second, and down to the basement I ran to bring that little wreath back upstairs to it's rightful place of honor on our door, where it will greet us every time we come home till it's time to bring out the reds and greens. This wreath held up perfectly in storage. The only thing I did differently this year was deciding not to use a ribbon for hanging. I've found myself in a much simpler style for quite awhile now and hung it directly to the door sans any extras. Simple, woodsy, wonderful. If you remember my tutorial post on it from last year, but didn't get around to making it, I'm re-posting today. Head on outside y'all and start that acorn gathering!





In a recent post, I shared about how important it is to have pretty and tidy porches to welcome guests into your home. If you missed that, you can find it here. And today, I'm going to show you how to dress up your door with a beautiful acorn wreath. This wreath is so easy, fun for the kids, and on the cheap! Let's just jump right in...... here's what you'll need:


Supplies:
  1. LOTS of acorns
  2. A wreath form of your choice and size { I bought a straw wreath for $2.47 from Walmart}
  3. Hot glue gun and extra glue sticks
  4. Satin or burlap ribbon for hanging

First, let's gather those acorns! We have lots in our yard, but they are quite small, so we went to a local park and collected along the walking trail. There were thousands! It's just such a glorious time of year for walking anyway! We took some little bags with us and just collected as we walked. 

Take your wreath form and begin hot gluing each acorn, one by one. It takes a while! My daughter and I plugged in two hot glue guns and tackled it together. See, a great activity to do with your kids! It'll look something like this as you go along:




After a while it will begin to shape up nicely. The point is to cover the top, insides and outsides while leaving the back unfinished so that it will lay nice and flat against your door. If you use a Styrofoam wreath base, I'd recommend spray painting it brown first, so you won't see the green through the acorns. We just kept going using different sizes of acorns until we had it all completed.



I was soooo extremely pleased with the end result! It is so rich and woodsy looking. I just LOVE it so much! A warning, it is quite heavy when it's all done, so please hang it securely. I used an orange satin ribbon with a little bow for the hanging. 



So, what do y'all think? Fallish? And the absolute greatest part...... drum-roll please..... cost: $5.75 !!! Say what?? Yes, only $5.75. Score! So head out this weekend and start some serious nut collecting folks. There are tons of projects using acorns. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for visiting with me today! Enjoy y'all!



5 comments:

  1. I can't remember if I had made one or two of these last year. I'll have to get mine out of storage today. Thanks for this.

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    1. I didn't even know you made some last year! Aren't they just so awesome?!

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  2. Wow it's a beauty....I love it and fall is my favorite time of the year.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! It is wonderful to feel those cooler temps again!

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