Monday, September 13, 2010

Creating a Fall Wreath

I went to Michaels today to look for a fall wreath.  The one I fell in love with was $59.00!  Now that is a little a lot out of my budget.  So I walked around Michaels and picked up a few things.


A grapevine wreath for $2.50.  A couple of fall garlands for $3.50 each.  A couple of flower bunches for $3.50 each and a roll of copper ribbon for $4.99 (most of the ribbon, I will use for another project soon, so I think I used about $1.00 of it).

So for about $18.00 I ended up with this.

And you know what?  I love it more than the $59 one!  All I did was wrap the garland around the grapevine wreath.  Cut the flower bunches into individual blossoms and poked them into the wreath and created a bow, that I tied around the wreath.  No glue....no muss, no fuss.

Happy Fall, Y'all!

p.s. today is the last day to enter the $50 Anthropologie, Pottery Barn or B&N giveaway!  Click here to enter.
Welcome Home,
Penny

28 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I do the same thing! The prices they ask are a joke, so I do just what you did..love it! ;D

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Penny, Your wreath turned out wonderful. Why spend $50.00 when you can make it yourself. Great job!
Hugs, Sherry

Natasha Burns said...

Your wreath is awesome, Penny!!! I bet it is way better than the $59 version.
Love the hair too, in your last post! You never looked like a senior citizen though. It was probably 15 year olds who can't tell the difference between someone who is 35 and someone who is 50!

Susie Q said...

Your wreath is beautiful Penny and probably FAR prettier than their $59 version!
Love,
Sue

Hope Filled Living said...

Very pretty, Penny! I love wreath making.
Mary

Beverly said...

Love it, Penny. Your front door has a big smile.

We have off of work next week, and the Autumn decor will be coming out of the closet. Yea! I can hardly wait.

Allie and Pattie said...

You know, I can never believe the prices they charge! Great job!
xoxo Pattie

Vee said...

A masterpiece! It looks beautiful upon your door. And the wallet is still intact so all is good, very.

Donnie said...

I was just reading ahavenforvee.blogspot.com and she has started to create some beautiful decorations for fall and then I saw your lovely wreath. It's getting my crafty thoughts going. Really beautiful.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Penny...You sound like me....when it costs too much I try to figure out how to make it myself! Great job! It looks terrific for just a little money!~Hugs, Patti

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great Penny. I am sure it is better than any of those overpriced ones. I have made those before, too. So easy.

Sherri said...

Penny, what a gorgeous wreath you created!! I always make my own wreaths and use them for a few years if the weather hasn't ruined it! Michael's prices for the pre-made wreaths are crazy! Glad you attempted your own because it turned out gorgeous!!

see you there! said...

Great wreath. I really like that copper ribbon.

Darla

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your wreath looks fabulous! I'm the same way...if it costs too much I'll figure out a way to make it myself! Of course, mine wouldn't turn out half as nice as yours. It really is very, very pretty.

arkie said...

Lovely!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
Oh yes indeed you saved a bundle by making your own... I love how your fall wreath enhances the beauty of your door! You did a great job and very creative too. I think I will be a copy cat very soon :)
Have a sweet day!
Big hugs, Elizabeth
P.S. I moved the plant last night into the master bedroom...

Jenn said...

Beautiful~

Brenda Kula said...

Penny, it's beautiful! My oldest daughter has the magic touch making wreathes. I, unfortunately, do not.
Brenda

Kathleen Grace said...

Gorgeous! I love the idea of twining the garland around the wreath.

Donna said...

Penny, it's gorgeous! I love it. I usually make mine too ~ they are very costly otherwise.

Goose Hill Farm said...

WOW....that is beautiful! I haven't made a wreath for such a long time, but you have inspired me to give it another go!

Blessings~
Laura

Pamela said...

Soo pretty Penny! I love the color scheme!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful! I love the colors in it too!

Porch Days said...

Great job on the wreath and I'll bet you had fun doing it. And doesn't it feel good to save the money?

This is my first visit to your blog. I keep seeing your comments on the same blogs where I comment and decided to check you out. Very nice blog!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

This turned out great, Penny! And I'm sure it is much prettier than the one in the store. Looks beautiful on your door. Love & blessings from NC!

Claire said...

There is nothing like a new wreath to dress up your house-love yours-can't wait to get started on one!
claire at rosegirls3.blogspot.com

Meggie said...

Great looking wreath, Penny! Your Potager looks very productive...I'm impressed with all your hard work.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love the wreath Penny. I did the same thing,layering a wreath with other things to create something that I love! You have inspired me to perhaps post about mine.