Thank you for your beyond kind words on our last post. Nothing can be set in stone until our home study has been completed and we’ve been officially approved. I wanted to fill you in on the early side because, besides, busting at the seams, I wanted to give you the reason for being a little distracted from the blog and for why you’ll see us making certain decisions over the next couple of months.
One of the projects I’ve been meaning to share with you, and kept forgetting, was how I made our front wreath. It took about half an hour (not including drying time) and the difficulty level was simple. First off, purchase some ugly pumpkins from Dollar Tree. I painted mine with a mixture of Benjamin Moore’s Simply White (flat) and a tan from Country Chic Paint. Neither were outdoor paints but they’ve held up really well despite plenty of rainy days.
Second, wrap some garland from the Dollar Tree around the grapevine wreath by just weaving it around the grapevine. This garland needed a little TLC to make it look a little less tacky so I snipped off some of the very fake orange colored leaves. I would never use Dollar Tree fake florals in my house but I don’t have a huge problem with it outside since #1: no one is inspecting it. #2: Wreaths are practically guaranteed to have fake leaves so everyone expects at least some fake-ness.
Third, after the paint has dried, poke some wire into the back of the pumpkins and loop it through the pumpkin. Secure the pumpkin’s wire to your grapevine wreath.
There you go! An ultra simple wreath that took about $10 of materials (not including the wreath base I already had on hand).
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