Hydrangea Autumn Wreath!


It was a beautiful day here today, sunny and around the low 60's - I so love this weather.

The windows are done, I could move around freely - and hubs wasn't complaining I was "in his space" thing going on.

So I totally enjoyed decorating our home for Fall and make a hydrangea autumn wreath.

I finished our fall mantel, but my post will be about the wreath I created.

My wreath idea came together when I found this wicker basket at GW ($1.99).  This is what the vase looked like when I bought it..

I fell in love with it's long narrow shape! But when I held it up against the picket fence I felt there too many "straight" lines going on.  I needed to soften it up a bit.  That's when I remembered I had this..

It is a very large oval hoop,  about 21" wide..

I wrapped burlap ribbon (HL) around the hoop..

and ripped all the flowers out, then hung it up inside the hoop.  I liked the contrast of the wicker against the burlap hoop.

I recently picked stole a whole punch of Hydrangea's from here.

I started filling in with the Hydrangea's...

and added a few pumpkins. This is a fake pumpkin that I pushed a stick in.

I just kept adding Hydrangeas and tucked in a few pumpkins until I was happy with how it looked.

On the top of the hoop I placed a lace doily flower that I made. I'm so glad I used the hoop, it really softens, yet defines the wreath.

I'm really happy with how it turned out!

What autumn wreaths have you been making?

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  1. This looks lovely, Cathy! I love the fencing as the backdrop. Great basket! I love that nice length to it.

  2. Cathy this came out beautiful. I love the oval hoop with the long basket in the middle...really pretty contrast. Wonderful job...you go girl!
    Have a great evening!

  3. Cathy: The wreath looks so pretty. What a great idea. Everything you used just compliments each other..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  4. Nice design...like the soft color~ Have a great week and enjoy the crisp weather :)

  5. Super cute and creative, Cathy.

  6. This is so pretty! It uses up so many various elements and styles and they all work together so well!

  7. Hi Cathy I'm a new subscriber thru a link with Little Miss Maggie. I so love your mantel and wall. I'm going to have to have hubs make me a gate/fence like that and see what I can do with it. I already know where I'm going to put it, over our bed.
    It will be just what I've needed in our room. I'll have to give it my own interpretation decorating it but will be thinking on that. I just kinda go with something and work on it as I get ideas. I have some embroidery hoops so will see what I can come up with. Don't know if I'd ever find an awesome oval one like you have. I buy the hoops at our local thrift store. Your idea of wrapping the hoop with burlap ribbon is perfect for the color and texture.
    Love your blog and will be looking at all your posts after I finish this comment. so glad I found your blog. We don't have a cute 1929 home but we have a 16x80 single wide mfg. home we're very comfortable in. We live out in country west of Grand Junction, CO.

    • Wow, thanks for all your sweet words, your every blog dream follower. I would love to see your take on this. Wow wish I was in CO now, always wanted to visit, maybe one day! So big thanks for stopping by!

  8. Hi Cathy, I am visiting via DIY Project Parade. I love your autumn wreath! What a great combination of materials! Hugs, Penny

  9. Just beautiful! You have so many well thought out elements in this piece -- love the anchor of the fence piece and the basket. Great job!

  10. So so pretty Cathy. Love the display. Thanks so much for sharing at my party.

  11. This is beautiful Cathy! Very unique. I like it a lot!

  12. What a unique wreath, love the different shapes mixed together. This is my first time here but you bet it won't be my last!


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