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Some facts about us: Together since May 2004, Matt & Kristin Married in May 2009. Between the two of us, we've lived in California, Hawaii, Guam, Japan and met here, in good ol' Virginia. We adopted two mini schnauzers, Hemingway & Mya aka The Pups. We bought our first home in May of 2011 and are ridiculously excited for all the DIY projects ahead of us.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Easy Peasy Fall Wreath

 It's fall!
Am I the only one that has been rocking boots for the past few days since it's officially time?
Every year my birthday falls within a day or two of the first day of fall, but I've never been more excited that the season is here.  Maybe it's because of the blistering summer we've had.  Maybe it's because the Pumpkin Spice Latte is officially back at Starbucks.  Or maybe it's because we have our first home we get to decorate through and through.  Either way, let the fun begin.

I first saw a square fall wreath on Pinterest so I checked out TDC's blog (link is at the end of the blog) and was inspired to make my own. 

Supplies I needed:

- Foam Board (Dollar Store)
- 5 Bundles of leaves (Dollar Store)
- Scissors
- Hot Glue & Sticks
- Xacto Knife

Measure the board and decide how big you'll want it.  Cut out like so:

Don't worry if it's not completely straight or pretty, you won't see most of it when the project is complete.

Take your glue gun and glue the leaves down in no particular order.  The disorganization of a pile of leaves in the yard is the perfect way you want it to be on your wreath.

This project really didn't take much time at all.  And if you sit in front of the TV watching Taken, it'll seem like it took no time at all. 

If you go to Ross, Home Goods, Walmart or Target to get a fall wreath, you'll easily be spending $30+  while this little project will cost you anywhere from $6 - $15 depending on where you get your supplies.

I think if you use a thicker foam board than the one at the dollar store, it'll look a little better.  If I had to do this over, I would definitely start with that and get an extra bundle of leaves.  Take my advice and make yours even better than mine!

Here's a little mum love to end the fall post...

Happy Fall Loves!

1 comment:

  1. I'm inspired! I've been noticing beautiful fall wreaths on neighbors' doors and now that you provided the instructions I have no excuse not to make one of my very own. Dollar store, here I come.


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