Showing posts with label acorn wreath. Show all posts
Showing posts with label acorn wreath. Show all posts

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!



Monday, October 13, 2014

Another Fall Porch..... I Promise I'm Done Now!



Our garage porch gets LOTS of traffic. It's the most used porch on our house. We're just not front door kind of people and neither are our friends. Back door friends are the absolute best friends anyway, right? A few months back I did a post about the potting bench that calls this porch home {if you missed that post, you can find it here}. 
I still just love this little potting bench, but it needed some simple FALL-ifying. So, I moved some things around, and rummaged through some boxes in the basement, and now I'm in love all over again.




This little spot makes me smile every time I pull into the garage. And for some reason, I really haven't done much of anything inside the house to welcome fall, but I've really enjoyed re-doing our porches. Decorating for the seasons doesn't have to put you in the poor house. Shop around your house and your yard first and then decide if you really need to purchase an item. Often, you have something already, that when moved to a different spot, suddenly seems bright and new again. This is one of my best tricks for decorating on a budget and I use this little trick all the time. This has allowed me to enjoy decorating while spending very little for many years {it also keeps my hubby very happy}. 

I'm so glad you could join me today. Thanks for visiting! And remember, I love to hear from y'all, so chat it up in the comments below!


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Friday, September 26, 2014

DIY: Easy Fall Acorn Wreath



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!


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