It was time for a little fall fluffing, so I decided to foof up my front door with a new wreath. And by "new", I mean I used a bunch of junk that I already had to make something that will get torn apart later in the year. Perhaps "temporary" would be a better word.
This wreath began it's life as 2 wreaths...a smaller, rather wimpy wreath that is full of walnuts and acorns. Nuts are fall-like, right? I got it on super-duper clearance last year and tucked it away. The other wreath is your standard grapevine wreath.
I wired the two together to give it more size and oomph. And by "wired", I mean I grabbed some twist-ties out of the junk drawer because I couldn't be bothered to search for my floral wire. I can never find that stuff when I need it. I'll find it the next time I'm making an omelet.
For extra fluff, I added in a ton of fake statis that I was lucky enough to score from a local store when it was closing it's floral department a couple of years ago. I've used this stuff all over...my spring wreath and my Christmas garland to name two. It's so useful as a fluffy filler.
The whole thing is hung up using Nester's brilliant wreath hanging technique. I love this idea! No more fooling with wreath hangers.
I cannot tell a lie (Well, I can. But I won't). I want to love this wreath. But I don't. And I can't figure out why.
It's big and fluffy. I like big and fluffy. It's got lots of fake, natural stuff in it. I like fake, natural stuff. It's got muted colors. I like muted colors. Especially for fall. Does it look like a Muppet?
What do you think? If you all love it, I'll leave it alone. But maybe someone will have an idea. Does it need a focal point? More color? Less stuff? More stuff? Maybe it will grow on me. Maybe it will fall off the door, scurry into my house and sing the Mahna Mahna Song to me.
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