Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Sunday Afternoon Craft . . .



Well, I painted my front door black and I love it. The only problem is from the road it looks like a big. . . black . . . hole. It really just looks like there is no door. I love how it looks but it just needed something. I decided that I wanted to make a fall wreath and saw a square wreath on someone's blog (sorry, can't remember whose it was - would love to give credit so if it was yours please let me know!)

I didn't want to spend much money because I'm "frugal" like that - so my budget was $10.00. I bought 5 stems of leaves from the Dollar Tree (but only used 4), a roll of ribbon from the Dollar Tree, 6 picks from Michael's (4 at .59 each and 2 @ .99 each - in the Christmas section but great fall colors), and the cardboard I already had at home.


I simply cut my cardboard into a square"ish" shape and cut out the middle (trust me, I didn't measure and it is no where near a perfect square - but in the end it makes no difference). I pulled each of the leaves off of the stems and separated into colors (I am usually not that organized but felt the need to do that this time!) Then, I simply went around the board hot glueing on the leaves. I did find that the leaves on the top looked better when I cut the stem off of the leaves some so they wouldn't show. The ones underneath you can't see so I didn't take the time to do that, plus the plastic "veins" helped the leaves keep some shape. I am tickled with how it turned out.



It looks so good on the front door, you know. . . the front door you can now see!

I'm linking up to these parties:

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

12 comments:

Michelle said...

I HEART you fall Wreath! I love the fact that it is square! I am always looking for something more unique. And the fact it is under $10...even better!

Lori said...

Your wreath looks great! I love that it's a square - so different. I made a dollar store wreath too but mine is the usual circle shape. I also recently painted my front door black - wanted to for over a year and finally got around to it! Great job and under $10!! Isn't being thrifty fun?!

Lori
www.thriftydecormom.blogspot.com

Janet said...

I painted my door black too. Your wreath is really cute. I love that it's square.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my wreath.

Janet @ Cul-de-Sac Chic

Josiah's Mom said...

Love the wreath..........I believe it maybe the best one I've seen on the blogs (I think it being square makes it unique)!

Susan said...

Love the wreath! I really like the bling you added at the bottom ;o)

Mandy said...

A square wreath with bling- awesome! Love that it was $10!

Meredith said...

Really, really like this. Saw someone do this on another blog but it was a circle. Can't believe the dollar store leaves are so pretty this year! Good work, Anna! :)

Monica said...

I LOVE THIS! Cheap is the best way to decorate! I will definitely be using this idea after to take my Halloween stuff into Thanksgiving! :)

Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-fall-wreath-ideas/

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Thoughts from my Page said...

I like the idea of a square wreath and made of cardboard. Great idea for the heavy pizza boxes. thanks, I'm giving this a try.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is so pretty! Those colors are perfect!

leemeandthegirls said...

Just wanted you to know I featured your craft on my blog tonight. :) YOu can check it out here:
http://leemeandthegirls.blogspot.com/2010/10/why-didnt-i-think-of-that.html