Since when did I become a wreath person, anyways?! Seriously, I LOVE wreaths. Probably because they are sew beautiful, but I've never felt I could justify spending money on one... Sew, this year I am loving that I have found some to make. First my fall leaf wreath that I can use every year... and NOW- My very own pine cone wreath! I LOVE IT!
Let me just say, this wreath was a bit of a pain. Okay, a MAJOR pain. It was too big for the wreath form I had. So I wrapped them all together with some wire. Well, they were too heavy and would just hang down almost in two lines. I was thinking all day (while working on another project I should be posting tonight, or tomorrow) about what in the world I could use or do to this to get it right. I'm not so proud of what I'm about to tell you... Well, when we moved into this house, the landlords had some wreaths up for decoration. Our landlord explained she liked to have some homey touches when potential renters would come by. Wreaths up, and decorative towels in the bathrooms... And they left the wreaths. They've been sitting in my garage for 2 years now. Well.. I took the one that was the most hideous (they are both pretty old cheap, perfect for her purposes) and just ripped everything off of it. Then I put my pine cones on top, and wrapped wire all around them to hold it on. It's really not the prettiest, if you look close, but I love it anyways. Next year maybe I'll actually but the right form and try it again! The bow is two strips of fabric sewn together to make it stronger. Then I tied them together and sewed the tie so it wouldn't come undone.
It actually hangs lower than I wanted as well, but I'm through messing with it. I think it looks good as it is.
Here's a pic of it on our front door. Then I realized it was too thick and the front door wouldn't shut!
Here it is on the outside of our screen door. Now, we just have to be careful not to crush it into the mailbox every time we open the door!!!