Just like many of you, we are still having very warm "unfallish" temperatures here. It has been hard to even think about fall but when perusing the blogs and linky parties I have seen so many fall projects that I thought I should at least get started. So I broke down and made a fall wreath.
It's not that I haven't been thinking about fall, it's just that without the cool, crisp air to make the trees start changing I just can't get in the mood. This year I decided to change it up a bit. I decided to do fall in colors other than the usual that I do.
This summer I painted a bench for our entryway and I wanted to tie the fall decor in with it. I love the black and white check. So I decided to use black and white with geometric designs. We will see how this unfolds over the next few days.
I started with the wreath for the front door.
I am loving it.. It turned our just as I had envisioned it. Would you believe I started with a Dollar Tree silver tray?
Yep, that's it right here ( along with the reflection of the dining room light) I painted the center of the tray with black chalkboard paint. Then I used charcoal grey chevron burlap ribbon my son brought me from Hobby Lobby and started hot gluing it all around the tray.
There is no real method to this. I found I just had to pinch the ribbon together and/or gather it as I went alongand glue it down.
I occasionally had to go back and glue edges down that didn't lay right also. I just had to keep playing with it till I liked the way it looked. This ribbon is somewhat stiff and can be unruly at times.
For the letter I free handed a "C" on a piece of paper. Then cut it out and traced it onto a scrap piece of foam board I had. I then wrapped it with jute I had on hand from my many twine projects I am all into right now. This is quite simple and takes very little time at all. Then I just glued it in the center of the tray.
To hang the tray I glued a loop of twine on the back. Now it resides proudly on our front door. And I have proceeded to finish my first (of many) fall projects. Now I am off to paint pumpkins.
Have you started your fall decorating yet or are you waiting for cooler temperatures like many are?
Are you making most of your projects and are you using different colors this year? Would love to hear about it in the comments.
Until next time have a great day
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