Monday, September 16, 2013
First off, happy Fall. This is by far, BY FAR my very favorite season. Not much makes me happier than a crispness in the air, the changing of leave, the comeback of soup, boots, layers, pumpkins and gourds, and fall holidays (i.e. Halloween and Thanksgiving).
My Pine Cone Wreath is a perfect little Fall accent to my front door.
This is not a new to me wreath. I made this Pine Cone Wreath years ago. I made it simply by spray painting a cheap straw wreath with brown/bronze color. Then I glued on all my gathered pine cones onto the straw wreath with a glue gun.
I loved it then and I have loved it every Fall since.
When I make or find something I really love, I tend not to change it just for changing it sake. I really love timeless pieces that I can use over and over again.
I did make one minor change to my wreath this year.
GOLD. Gold is kind of a big deal this year.
So when I passed by this gold polka dot burlap at JoAnn's, first I kind of freaked out, and then I decided I just had to buy some to make a new sash for my Pine Cone Wreath. I also grabbed some fabulous gold trim on a whim. Trim on a whim...hahaha that is kind of funny...
I cut 2 strips in the width and the length that I wanted. I sewed the strips together with a zig zag stitch, wrong sides facing. Then I pinned and sewed the gold trim to the outside edges.
I looped it around the wreath and then stitched it together at the top. I added an additional ribbon band on the back in order to have a loop to hang on the hook.
Now it hangs gloriously on my door. I love the gold. I love that I could keep my favorite Fall wreath and just refresh it a little.