As our blog has been up and running for a year now, it has been exciting to look back at where we have been as “Old Fashioned Girls.” We love crafting and I thought I would share these ideas that I collected last year, as I search for new ones to share. I absolutely love wreaths…on the front door, on a wall inside the house, on doors inside the house…and if a wreath doesn’t work, then a swag above a doorway, over a picture or above a bed is equally delightful. My outdoor fall wreath is in sorry shape I noticed as I unpacked my fall decorations. It’s time to make a new one and I am inspired by the artistic designs abounding…so very many to choose from.
I was looking for Autumn wreath ideas and discovered a plethora of ideas out there in blogland and on Pinterest. I thought I would share a few of my favorites. This one looks simple, yet unique with the rectangular shape. This idea came from thriftydecorchick. She used foam board, but I think I will try to find a rectangle picture frame at “The Dollar Tree” for my base. I bet they have fall leaves there as well. I love thrifty DIY!
Then as I was visiting www.bhg.com looking for natural wreaths, I came across this lovely miniature corn wreath. I love anything miniature and these dried ears of corn have lasted me decades in my “Fall Decor Box” that I pull out annually.
Now the next two wreaths I saw over at www.shelterness.com. This first one would be super quick if time is of the essence, but the chalkboard in the middle makes it a little bit different. You could personalize a greeting to guests throughout the season.
If you had a bit more time to get your craft on, this elegant fall wreath would be a treasured keepsake. By collecting fall decor after the season when it is on sale, you could collect a variety decorations for very little. With a little patience, a wreath like this might just grace my front door next year. Hmmm…simple and fast this year…artistically exquisite wreath next year. I love the finishing touch of the monogram.
I keep thinking I have found the last inspiration, but alas…here is one more idea.
I love the simplicity coupled with the use of moss. With 4 items (wreath form, dried moss, pumpkins and a ribbon) this wreath looks very doable, yet appears naturally graceful. Well, I think I am off to the Dollar Tree in search of supplies.
Feeling Crafty on a Fall Afternoon,