>> Thursday, September 24, 2015
I’ve taken our fall decorating to the extreme this year. Between the Indian corn, decorative gourds, pumpkins, and mums . . . I think we’ve covered. I’ve always had this vision of hanging some indoor wreaths in our living room, so I went to Michael’s yesterday to check out prices.
DIY FALL WREATH
- 16 inch grapevine wreath ($4.99)*
- Bundle of blooms ($4.99)
- Chalkboard tag ($1.99)
- Yarn or twine
Method . . .
- First and foremost, there’s no right or wrong way to do this project.
- I found that blooms with longer stems worked well because I didn’t need to glue them into place. I just poked the stems through the wreath and tucked in the leftovers. If you don’t like how it looks, take it out and start again. I arranged all the blooms on the bottom of the wreath, but you can do whatever you like.
- You can also hot glue acorns, pine cones, and other free stuff from nature onto your wreath. Go wild.
- Then wrap some yarn on the top and loop your tag through a few times to secure.
- Tie of off in the back and then add another small segment of yarn to create a hanger.
- Draw something fun on the tag. A heart is really unoriginal, but I like it.
- And you’re done!
Thanks for weighing in about our painted piano situation. As a musician, I understand some of the concerns with regard to the instrument’s timbre, etc. But honestly? It’s not the best sounding piano, it’s actually got a wood veneer on it versus solid wood, and from what I’m read -- any impact would be minimal. I was going to try chalk paint but have decided to just use chalkboard paint instead (you have to use wax every few months on the chalk paint -- ehhhh).
I’ll be back soon with some thoughts on sibling age gaps and more musings.
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