My house is decorated in mostly neutrals so even for the holidays, I love to stay with more muted colors (except Christmas and my son insists on at least one room with the traditional red and green but we’re sticking with Fall for now – although I did see my first glimpse of Christmas decor’ at our local DG this week – it’s coming!). Throughout Kentucky, the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has several Extension Offices. These are grant funded facilities that concentrate in the areas of 4-H for Youth, agriculture, nutrition, family-friendly activities, and economic development. They are such a great asset to the communities they serve. Our local office offers lots of activities and this week (due to Covid) they offered a take home craft. Everyone that went by the office could get a bag of free wreath supplies. I was at work during the time they were offering them so my sweet hubby stopped by and picked me up a kit! I was so excited to see what I could do with what was included.
The kit included everything needed to make a Fall wreath – a grapevine wreath, pumpkins, leaves, ribbon, and berries. As soon as I opened everything, I had a vision in mind for transforming the wreath into the perfect piece to hang in my house. Here is what I used:
- Small Grapevine Wreath
- Miniature Pumpkins
- Berry Picks
- Eucalyptus leaves
- Hot Glue
- Paint Brushes
I started off this project by giving all the pumpkins a creamy white coat of paint. I am loving all things sage right now so I painted several sage and then dry brushed with some brown on a few of them to give them a slight rustic vibe. Once all the pumpkins were dry I began hot gluing them to the wreath. I then added my eucalyptus leaves and the berries. Instead of using the ribbon supplied with the kit, I opted for some burlap ribbon with a pretty white lace strip and some buffalo plaid ribbon I had on hand. I tied a simple bow and added a hanging strip and I was ready to hang!
Because it was a full size wreath, I knew it would be a little small for most of my doors (especially since I didn’t use the leaves provided to really fill it out). I looked around the house debating on just the right spot and as I was walking through my kitchen I knew this was exactly what was needed for my little pantry door.
With every addition of Fall decor’ I make to the house, I become more and more excited about my first Fall gathering of the year. We always look forward to time with friends and family but there is just something about this time of year that makes me want to pull out the board games for some laughter and friendly competition or light up the fire pit for stories and s’mores. I get excited just thinking about all the planning! Look for a Fall gathering blog in the near future! Until then, happy creating friends!