Today I’m joining fourteen Canadian home, design and lifestyle bloggers to share with you a collection wreaths to dress up your door for fall. It’s always amazing to me when a group of bloggers get together to create something with the same theme. Our task was to create a fall wreath. The results are everything from glitz & glam to rustic & natural. Be sure to visit all the other Canadian bloggers on this blog hop – the links are at the bottom of this page.
The wreath I made for our front door this fall was inspired by a cluster of feathers that I used last year in some neutral early fall decor. I love how feathers add so much texture to a floral display without overwhelming them with a “theme”. I’m calling this wreath “Feathers & Foliage” .
After a quick trip to Michael’s where I got everything half price (woo hop!), I set out to create this lush wreath using a couple of “fall bushes” and some burlap ribbon. There’s no great craft skills needed here to create a wreath like this when you buy one of the pre-arranged “bushes”. It’s just a matter of cutting it apart and using the elements within.
This particular bush had everything I needed – pumpkins, berries, a few feathers and these:
FABULOUS burlap maple leaves!! What an added bonus! I’m in love with these. In fact, I used them as a template to create another fall project I’ll be sharing with you tomorrow. With the addition of the burlap leaves, I knew that the only way to tie it all together was with a burlap bow. After many years of trying to make bows unsuccessfully, I finally found some success using my friend Thea’s method: How to Make a Big Bow Tutorial at Time With Thea.
As with most wreaths, begin with a centre point. This time the bow was being placed on the top centre, so start building out from there laying larger elements like the pumpkins, berries and pine cones on first. Wire the stems of the leaves, etc. and secure into place around the strands of the grapevine wreath.
Continue adding different components to create a lush look, tucking in berries, extra leaves and feathers in any empty spaces. Don’t forget the feathers for a light airy feel.
Once you’ve got the desired fullness, add the bow by tying it to the wreath with a twist tie. I also added some rust and cream mums to tie into the flowers in the urns on my front porch. By using the same colours on the wreath and in your floral arrangements, you’re creating a cohesive look to your design. Check out how we used red and white in our summer entryway here
The light fall colours are perfect for these warmer early fall days. But as the weather turns cooler and the leaves on the maples in the yard start to turn, the rusts and yellows will pop and this wreath can hang here till the snow flies and it’s time for a winter wreath.
A group of 14 bloggers are so excited to share a whole collection of wreaths and we hope you feel inspired to create something of your very own!
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