September 29, 2011

My 3.00 fall wreath. . .





Confession.....I have yet to make a single fall decoration...yet!  When I get the inspiration, I am sure I'll be crafting like a lunatic, but I'm just a tad bit overwhelmed with putting my basement back together. Do you ever notice how if one area of your house is out-of-order, it just spills into all the other areas?? (and....it can make one a little grumpy??)


So I didn't actually make this wreath this fall....I made it last year and just today hung it on my door....but, it really did cost only $3.00!


I love all of the round wreaths, but I wanted my door to look unique, so I opted for square.  My inspiration came from Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick.


(I apologize in advance for some of these pictures...it was before I learned how to use the manual settings on my camera and how to edit with Picassa and Picnik.)


I started with a $1.00 piece of foamboard from The Dollar Tree, a utility knife, a large measuring squarish device and my hubby!



I decided how large I wanted the opening and then drew a perfect square in the center to cut out with a utility knife.



After I had my square, I took some $1.00 packs of leaves from The Dollar Tree and started randomly gluing them on with hot glue.




My compulsive personality made me do a pattern so that no two identical leaves were next to each other....






Overall....it was an inexpensive solution to a rather boring fall door and I love the unique square look to it!








What does your door look like?



23 comments:

Lil Mama Stuart said...

You shoot in manual now? Good job! I told you your pictures look better :)

Last day of giveaways today!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I love the square look!!!!

Katie said...

I love your wreath and the non-traditional format (square)!

Zach and Ashley Jones said...

Love this!! Cheap, simple crafts get me every time! I made a pair of dollar store wreaths also. You can check them out here...

http://zachandashleyjones.blogspot.com/2011/09/falling-in-love.html

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I love this project! You did an amazing job!

Tres Chere said...

Hey Nicole. This is a great idea. I am right there with you...I am way behind on my fall decor!!! You are not alone. LOL :-)

Amanda said...

I love the square wreath, too! I forgot about TDK's square wreath...hmmm. This may be my next project! Very cute and different!!
I have door baskets...here they are...
http://www.myheartsdesireblog.com/2010/09/fall-doors.html

Blessings,
Amanda

At The Picket Fence said...

I just love your square fall wreath! It is definitely a fun twist on the typical and it looks fantastic against your black door. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Amanda said...

Bought my leaves today!! Can't wait to get started. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Lauren said...

This turned out adorable! Would love if you would link these up to the Scatter Girls' Fall Front Porch Party going on now: http://scattergirls.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-porch-linky-party.html

Anonymous said...

I'm really not very creative, but I think even I can do this! I LOVE the rectangular shape!

Raeann said...

I love it!! As much as I hate Fall, I have to make this! I just told my husband I am going to Dollar Tree tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

White Whimsy said...

Love the wreath and it looks way more expensive than just three dollars. I may have to try this one.

Andrea@ourbluefrontdoor said...

Love a $3.00 craft, have been meaning to do one too, but will now with your little motivation. Great job!!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

This is fantastic! So unique. :)

Jennifer said...

Love your wreath! I still have to make mine. Maybe I'll go square instead? Great idea.

Lea said...

Wow! I love it! So simple, yet effective!

JESSICA said...

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=284487791580599&set=a.154475277915185.35586.148450328517680&type=1&theater this is my twist on it, i used a pic frame the square parts so elegant

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I loved your wreath and featured it today at House of Hepworths!

Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

Have a great weekend.

xoxo

Allison @ House of Hepworths

Jenny @ An Apple for the Crafter said...

I just saw that you were featured at HoH. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

This is perfect! I love wreaths, but my biggest issue is that they are usually too wide & won't fit between the front door & the storm door. Problem solved!

thriftychick said...
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thriftychick said...

Hey there! Last fall, I made your wreath after reading this post. This year it's on my blog, in my fall decorating pictures. I linked to you, to give credit where it's due! Here's the link...
http://thediychronicles.com/?p=471
Thanks for the tutorial, and my front door thanks you for the super cute decoration!

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