Maybe a little late, but I really enjoyed doing this fall inspired door wreath. The best part is that everything on it smells like Autumn. Because I didn’t want to use the common browns and oranges, I took advantage of the greens and yellows, to make it a little more brighter. Here is a little how-to for my newest seasonal door decor.
For the materials, you can find them at your favorite craft store; mine is Michaels, so everything I used (except the oranges, cinnamon sticks and the grapevine wreath (this last one item was from Target’s one dollar area!!!)) I bought it there.
|1. Fabric leaves 2. Plastic miniature pears 3. A bag of mixed small pumpkins and squashes 4.Cinnamon sticks 5.Oven dried oranges 6. Raffia (which at the end, I did not used) 7. Fall bush with small pumpkin 8. Eucalyptus branches.|
Before I started gluing and attaching, I did my own oven dried oranges. It was so easy to do! Here is how:
After all this was done, I started gluing in patches. This way it was easier to see where a pear might be needed, or a cinnamon stick, to make the wreath acquired a 3D effect. One thing that I did to add life to the composition was to darken the leaves’ veins and borders. To do this I used some Prismacolor markers similar to the colors of the leaves (but you can also use cheap markers, making sure to paint in layers until the desire effect).
At the end, and to hang the piece, I used some burlap ribbon (from Michaels) to add a vintage-barn look. With it, I made a medium size ribbon to balance the heaviness of the wreath.
Hope you like the outcome and let me know what things have you done to decorate your door or even your house during these seasons. I’m planning on redoing my door again with a Halloween flair decor. Let’s cross fingers!
Linda GrigsbyOctober 24, 2015 at 11:13 pm
Just beautiful, I love it! And, appreciate how well you displayed and explained how you put it all together. One question….will you save it to use another time? If so, how would you store it? Thanks for the inspiration…..
Gloribell LebronOctober 24, 2015 at 11:18 pm
Hello Linda! And thanks for stopping by! I'm sorry to be responding this late. I placed this wreath inside one of those big plastic boxes that they sell at harware stores. With it I also placed several Fall accessories and used no special precautions and it did survived up until the next year. I probably had to glue a couple of the oranges but other than that, it was good as new. Hope this helps and have a great night!