Monday, October 29, 2012

Quick & Easy Fall Wreath

Inspired by a photo I saw in a recent Better Homes & Gardens magazine, I decided to make a mum wreath for my front door. We haven't done much in the way of decorating this fall and I thought this would jazz up the entry way a bit. First, I gathered my supplies - artificial spider mums, wire cutters, and a foam wreath.


I simply cut each flower off the stem, leaving about 1/2" to 1" so that it would stay in the foam securely and placed them all around the wreath.


The flowers on their own would be pretty enough, but I thought it would look even better if I added in some of my feathers I've collected (go here to see how I used feathers in the past). So after I had all the mums in, I placed some guinea feathers in between the flowers. Then, I secured the wreath to a long piece of ribbon I had in my craft bin, and hung it on the door.



I really like how it turned out. I think the dark spotted guinea feathers add nice visual contrast to the white spider mums. Even better, the total cost was under $10 and only took about 15 minutes to complete. Now that's my kind of project!

~Tammy

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39 comments:

  1. I love that. You did a wonderful job creating it. I especially love the addition of the pretty feathers. Great job! ♥

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  2. It looks super cute and I do love the feathers!

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  3. Your wreath is so sweet and the feathers are the perfect touch!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  4. Beautiful job! Perfect contrast against the dark door with the white mums!

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  5. So pretty! Love the feathers in there!
    Happy fall....

    hugs ~ Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  6. My kind of a project, too, Tammy.. Very pretty...
    So nice to have your entry so inviting...
    God bless..

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  7. I love that. I want to copy it. Can you send me some feathers please?

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  8. It's beautiful and the feathers do add just the right touch! :)

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  9. Love this -- so cute you added some guinea feathers to it. :)

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  10. Oh That is beautiful. It is perfect for that door. B

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  11. Those feathers with autumn flowers....perfection!!

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  12. Your mums look like fresh flowers and the feathers are a pretty touch! It's beautiful!

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  13. It's lovely and they look like real mums! :)

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  14. What a great job you've done! It looks so festive! I'm gonna steal your ribbon idea, K?

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  15. Great post ~ Looks great on your door with the blue boots below it ~ very creative ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  16. EEK! I'm jealous and inspired all at the same time Tammy!
    I think I need a hot pink one with white feathers, I'll send you a link when I get it done!
    Janie x

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  17. Simply lovely, the feathers are a nice and subtle touch!

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  18. What a pretty wreath you made. Looks great on your door.

    Judy

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  19. That's a high pay off with a really pretty wreath.

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  20. i love this! super awesome wreath! yes, they look like real mums!

    great job!:)

    hope you have a wonderful day~

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  21. What a gorgeous wreath -well done.

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  22. this is a beautiful accent to your entry door. xo

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  23. That wreath is so beautiful! The feathers just make it for me - what a great added touch!

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  24. It's a wonderful wreath. I love the unexpected touch of the guinea feathers.

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  25. The Guinea feathers do give it just the right touch of earthy color. This is nice!

    I'm visiting you today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

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  26. Thanks for sharing Tammy. This looks pretty on your door!

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  27. This is a lovely wreath. I agree. The feathers do make it prettier. Now I'm off to see what else you've made with your feathers! :-)

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  28. I love your green door with the stained glass, and the wreath looks perfect on it. Nice job! :)

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  29. This is a great wreath project! I love the feathers you added to it, looks great. I am following your blog now!
    blessings,
    Susie

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  30. Thanks for boot scootin' on over to join the Old Time Party!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  31. This is a great idea! I just saw styrofoam wreaths at Dollar Tree and passed them up! I just might have to go back. . .

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  32. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Tuesday wishes xo P.S. sorry I'm so late visiting :-)

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  33. Beautiful wreath! Thanks for linking up with HSH!
    Sherry

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  34. Where did you find artificial flowers for under $10 in that quantity? I need to go to this place!! lol

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    1. Paula - I got them at Hobby Lobby! They were on a 40% off sale. The wreath is pretty small so I only needed one bunch of flowers.

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