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September 5, 2012
Turning a New Leaf
Yesterday I kinda hinted that I’m ready to decorate for fall, and I’ve definitely talked about being ready for the cooler weather. Well I jumped the gun last night and despite the outside temperature being around 90 degrees I lit my pumpkin spice candle, turned on Harry Potter and made a fall wreath for our front door.
I bought about 2 yards of burlap at Hobby Lobby for $4 on Monday, along with a foam wreath form and a pack of sewing pins.
If you want to make a wreath like this you really need to use foam, it makes it WAY easier. Start by wrapping a few strips of burlap around the form, so there’s no white foam poking through and pin it in place. I had already jumped into the project at this point but you get the idea.
Now it’s time to make your “bubbles”. Start with a piece of burlap that’s around 4″x4″ (I definitely didn’t measure each square, just eyeball it).
Then, fold the square in half to make a triangle by bringing two corners together. (I used the blue pin to help show you which way I was folding and pinning.)
Next, bring the left corner of the triangle down and line it up with the bottom corner on the front side.
Now fold the right corner down and line it up on the back side. This is your “bubble.”
Pin the bubble to you wreath. It helps if you try to pin it behind the other bubble to hide your pins. I really had to do this since I used colored pins. (They were on sale ;))
And for the more visual people, here’s a flow chart of pictures:
Keep going around the circle until you have a full wreath. Don’t worry about decorating the back, unless you really want to, but the wreath will lay flatter on your door without bubbles on the back.
Then voila! Your bubble wreath is done. Ain’t it purty?
I added a brown ribbon and some leaves, just to add a touch of color and hung it on our door this morning. And I’m in love! It’s so cute and fall-y!
Have you started on fall crafts yet? Any fall decorations making their way to your front door or mantle?
Hey! I'm Ashley, a twenty-something living in Richmond, VA with my husband and daughter. I live for Star Wars, tacos, coffee and 2000's hip hop. I also dabble in DIY, decorating and cooking, which you can read all about here on the blog.