Yesterday, I gave you all a clue about today’s project:
Were you guys able to figure it out? Kim at NewlyWoodwards guessed a tutu which is pretty darn close (the shape and materials are right).
So what the heck did I do this weekend? I made a wreath! A Fall wreath if we’re getting specific :)
Since I was DIY-ing it, I decided to make a few changes to better suit my tastes. Instead of using a flat wreath, I went with a spherical wreath since I liked that shape more (that was $6.99) and I picked up some red, orange glitter, yellow, green, and purple tulle (all together, it was about $13.00). It was surpassingly difficult to find Fall colors near me - it seems like they only sell white, baby pink, and baby blue. Eventually, I found some “Fall” colors at A.C. Moore, though they were on the brighter side… and the orange was covered in glitter. Other options included getting orange, purple, and black for Halloween but I wanted to get a lot of use out as much as possible.
To start, I would cut about 4-5″ strips of the tulle (it’s going to depend on the size of the ring and how long you want the tulle to be). I found it made the process easier if I would just cut a bunch of strips out before hand and then just focus on tying everything on.
I also made sure to follow a pattern – green, yellow, purple, red, orange – so that it didn’t get too unbalanced.
As I tied the tulle to the ring, I would take the front piece of the last tulle knot and tuck it under the new knot and slide it back to the rest. This worked out well – it kept the knots hidden on one side and helped the tulle kind of blend together nicely.
I will be honest and say that this is sort of a time-consuming project. It must’ve taken at least two hours for me to tie all the tulle around the wreath and since it’s a tedious job, I needed to take a few breaks. Also, while the glitter tulle looks nice, there is orange glitter everywhere in our living room. If they had a regular orange, I would’ve grabbed that instead.
It was a great feeling to see it when it was all done. The wreath finished at the perfect time because I ended it on my last piece of orange tulle (I have loads left of the other colors).
To help make this even more Fall festive, I hot glued some leaves and purple flowers (both of which I had in our Fall decor storage box). I’m very happy with how they look on the wreath.
I have a spool of silver wire so I snipped a little piece and twisted a little hook on the back so I could hang it on our front door. This may be one of my favorite wreaths yet. It’s bright and cheery, but still very Fall appropriate.
Now I’m curious – do you hang anything on your front door for the seasons or do you prefer to keep it bare? Have you tacked a Fall decor project lately? Anyone else in full-blow Fall decorating mode (like me)?