I like pretty things. And new things. And hot glue. But I also like to save money. So I completely hacked my summer wreath to make it into a fall wreath. Because I’m cheap that way. And just a little bit lazy. Here’s how the story goes…..
I’ve had this wreath hanging on our door for the past three summers. Loved it. For three years. That’s a bit of a record for me.
I heart the way the way the yellow pops against the navy. But after three years of hanging out front the wreath was starting to look tired and faded. It was time for an update. Having painted all of our fall pumpkins in shades of pink, navy and gold this year, I decided to update this wreath for fall by keeping the navy polka dots and adding some bling to go with the pretty pumpkins.
I pulled off the flip flops and letters and got to work adding a bow. The toothpick is to hold the pumpkin in place. Seriously. And yes, I usually hang wreaths from the kitchen cupboards while I work on them. Otherwise, they wind up lopsided. Because I’m talented like that.
Because I suck at bows, I always need something to cover the middle so you can’t see the hot glue globs and staples. True story.
This time, I covered the mess with a grey flower. And not just because I was on a grey kick and it worked perfectly to tie in with the grey I’d used to paint the pumpkins. Because it was the only fabric flower I owned. Or could find.
I painted a little sign in our leftover Dior Grey (Benjamin Moore) paint. Seriously. I’ve used this color in the foyer, on pumpkins, on furniture. Like everywhere. Such a pretty grey. Once the paint was dry, I added some gold stickers to spell out “It’s fall y’all”.
I originally tried to attach the sign to the wreath with ribbon but it was too wide so I simply hot glued it to the wreath. I thought it might come off in the wind but it’s still holding!
Once I added the gold bow cutout we had a new fall wreath.
Cost? Free. Since it was a total hack from our summer wreath and the stickers, ribbons, and little plaque along with the pumpkins were in my craft stash. By craft stash, I mean rolling around on the floor of my basement. #keepingitreal
Have you ever hacked or upcycled your own projects? Did you feel super smart? Cuz that’s totally how I’m feeling about this little wreath.