Monday, September 13, 2010

Creating a Fall Wreath

I went to Michaels today to look for a fall wreath.  The one I fell in love with was $59.00!  Now that is a little a lot out of my budget.  So I walked around Michaels and picked up a few things.


A grapevine wreath for $2.50.  A couple of fall garlands for $3.50 each.  A couple of flower bunches for $3.50 each and a roll of copper ribbon for $4.99 (most of the ribbon, I will use for another project soon, so I think I used about $1.00 of it).

So for about $18.00 I ended up with this.

And you know what?  I love it more than the $59 one!  All I did was wrap the garland around the grapevine wreath.  Cut the flower bunches into individual blossoms and poked them into the wreath and created a bow, that I tied around the wreath.  No glue....no muss, no fuss.

Happy Fall, Y'all!

p.s. today is the last day to enter the $50 Anthropologie, Pottery Barn or B&N giveaway!  Click here to enter.
Welcome Home,
Penny

28 comments:

  1. I do the same thing! The prices they ask are a joke, so I do just what you did..love it! ;D

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  2. Hi Penny, Your wreath turned out wonderful. Why spend $50.00 when you can make it yourself. Great job!
    Hugs, Sherry

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  3. Your wreath is awesome, Penny!!! I bet it is way better than the $59 version.
    Love the hair too, in your last post! You never looked like a senior citizen though. It was probably 15 year olds who can't tell the difference between someone who is 35 and someone who is 50!

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  4. Your wreath is beautiful Penny and probably FAR prettier than their $59 version!
    Love,
    Sue

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  5. Very pretty, Penny! I love wreath making.
    Mary

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  6. Love it, Penny. Your front door has a big smile.

    We have off of work next week, and the Autumn decor will be coming out of the closet. Yea! I can hardly wait.

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  7. You know, I can never believe the prices they charge! Great job!
    xoxo Pattie

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  8. A masterpiece! It looks beautiful upon your door. And the wallet is still intact so all is good, very.

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  9. I was just reading ahavenforvee.blogspot.com and she has started to create some beautiful decorations for fall and then I saw your lovely wreath. It's getting my crafty thoughts going. Really beautiful.

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  10. Penny...You sound like me....when it costs too much I try to figure out how to make it myself! Great job! It looks terrific for just a little money!~Hugs, Patti

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  11. That looks great Penny. I am sure it is better than any of those overpriced ones. I have made those before, too. So easy.

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  12. Penny, what a gorgeous wreath you created!! I always make my own wreaths and use them for a few years if the weather hasn't ruined it! Michael's prices for the pre-made wreaths are crazy! Glad you attempted your own because it turned out gorgeous!!

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  13. Great wreath. I really like that copper ribbon.

    Darla

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  14. Your wreath looks fabulous! I'm the same way...if it costs too much I'll figure out a way to make it myself! Of course, mine wouldn't turn out half as nice as yours. It really is very, very pretty.

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  15. Hi Penny,
    Oh yes indeed you saved a bundle by making your own... I love how your fall wreath enhances the beauty of your door! You did a great job and very creative too. I think I will be a copy cat very soon :)
    Have a sweet day!
    Big hugs, Elizabeth
    P.S. I moved the plant last night into the master bedroom...

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  16. Penny, it's beautiful! My oldest daughter has the magic touch making wreathes. I, unfortunately, do not.
    Brenda

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  17. Gorgeous! I love the idea of twining the garland around the wreath.

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  18. Penny, it's gorgeous! I love it. I usually make mine too ~ they are very costly otherwise.

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  19. WOW....that is beautiful! I haven't made a wreath for such a long time, but you have inspired me to give it another go!

    Blessings~
    Laura

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  20. Soo pretty Penny! I love the color scheme!

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  21. Great job on the wreath and I'll bet you had fun doing it. And doesn't it feel good to save the money?

    This is my first visit to your blog. I keep seeing your comments on the same blogs where I comment and decided to check you out. Very nice blog!

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  22. This turned out great, Penny! And I'm sure it is much prettier than the one in the store. Looks beautiful on your door. Love & blessings from NC!

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  23. There is nothing like a new wreath to dress up your house-love yours-can't wait to get started on one!
    claire at rosegirls3.blogspot.com

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  24. Great looking wreath, Penny! Your Potager looks very productive...I'm impressed with all your hard work.

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  25. Love the wreath Penny. I did the same thing,layering a wreath with other things to create something that I love! You have inspired me to perhaps post about mine.

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