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.
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?