Monday, October 8, 2012

DIY: Fall Wreath

Last year I pinned a wreath on Pinterest and even purchased the supplies after the fall season since everything was discounted. Fast forward to the last week in August and I got the initiative to actually make the pinned wreath.  I did it my way, obviously and didn't follow anyone's directions.  Which is usually where I either fail a project or succeed.  I consider this project a success and I absolutely love my wreath.
I posted a photo on Instagram and since quite a few folks asked for a post on it, I had to recreate it.  A blog friend (Hi Erika!!) had also recently posted a photo of a pillow she had sewed and we decided to trade DIY projects.  A moss B for a monogrammed R pillow . . . excellent trade in my opinion.  So I took this opportunity to recreate my wreath while making her a moss letter.  The photos are a little sparse but it's actually a really easy DIY and you should just wing it like I did.  Yours will suit your tastes/personality, while this one suits mine.

the supplies I used:
wood or cardboard letter (I'd already painted this one green)
pumpkin & fall leaves
grapevine wreath
hot glue gun

Start by applying the moss to your letter in small "clumps" with the hot glue gun.  You know that saying "a little goes a long way". . . well in this case ignore that and load up on the glue, it will help you in the long run. 

Once you've got the whole letter covered in moss (obviously I took my photos before this step was completed) you will cut around the letter with scissors to clean up the edges.

Next I glued the leaves where I wanted them on the wreath and added the pumpkin after that.

I cut the length I needed of the burlap to be able to hang it from the top of my door and hung the letter & the wreath from that (as well as a wreath hook for stability).  I made a sad attempt at a burlap bow and then hot glued that to the burlap it was all hanging by.

The most tedious part is covering the letter with moss so other than that this project didn't take me longer than 15 minutes to complete.  
Y'all should be learning that I like my projects quick & easy.  If it takes me too long or requires too much effort I just can't do it.

and I'm not sure if you've noticed that I'm a little obsessed with my last name/initial . . . no well I guess I should add more of it all. over. my. house.

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Megan said...

It's darling! I really like the moss letter :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I love it!!! Feel free to make me one! ;)

Whitney @ I Wore Yoga Pants said...

That is a work of art, girlfriend!! Color me impressed!!

Amber said...

Ooooh I love this! Simple and classy with a perfect hint of fall

The Vintage Modern Wife said...

Love this. When you originally made your wreath it inspired me to make my own. However you know what will help you go faster next time? Use sheet moss! You just basically put your letter face down and trace around it (leaving extra room in case you need) and then glue from there! It helped me a bunch :)

Ashley Paige said...

Love it! You know I'm a sucker for a moss-covered monogram! ;) Pinned!

Mommy Mandy said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

Mommy Mandy said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

Kar @allmylove.mommy said...

Love this!! I'm not happy with my wanna be moss wreath, I had such a hard time finding the right green stuff so I settled haha

Brittany said...

Looks amazing! I love it I'm such a sucker for homemade wreaths!

Jess Casey said...

LOVE it!

Movin Momma said...

Love it! I love anything monogrammed!

Kristen said...

i love this! i have an obsession w wreaths and this is perfect for all of fall! when i get a house i'm totally copying this!