Check it Out! I am really loving this time of year and the weather has been so fabulous here in Georgia in the mornings that I have even been crafting outdoors! Whoot! I get so excited when I find inspirations and this past week I hit the motherload of Fall inspiration! Check out what my next door neighbor gave me:
I was absolutely blown away once I got to going through these tubs! She gave me so much stuff that I really felt like I had just robbed a craft store! I will forever be grateful to her. I have been so blessed to move into this neighborhood and have amazing neighbors. It is my misfortune that one of them will be moving next year, but also my good fortune that she doesn't want to move all this stuff with her so I happily volunteered to take it off her hands! lol
Well you can imagine how excited I was and I could hardly wait to get started. I decided I wanted to use up those last 3 mini vine wreaths that I had and I initially created this wreath to be put outside my den doors. These are the doors we use the most. So I picked up a roll of that $1 ribbon from the Dollar Tree and pulled out a fall pick that had a pomegranate and berries on it as well as a leafy stem with some fern on it. I also used some zip ties, got them at the Dollar Tree too, and hot glue.
Here is how I put it together:
Step 1: I decided on a triangle configuration so I zip tied the wreaths together working to keep the zip ties in the back of the wreath so they don't show from the front.
Step 2: Cut off the excess pieces of zip ties after they are pulled as tight as possible.
Step 3-4: Using ribbon I made 3 single bows
Step 5: I glued the ribbons to the center of the vine wreaths at different angles to create a bow
Step 6: Add the pick and fill in the gaps and holes with the pieces off the leafy stem. You can also add a hanging hook to the back as well, I didn't until I was all done, because I wasn't sure how I wanted it to hang!
This is what it looked like before I sprayed it with a clear sealer to make it more durable. The very top picture is what is looks like sprayed with the sealer. I sprayed the whole thing, bow and all! I love how it turned out!