My first home is my favorite though. I sure do love this windows-open time of year :)With fall right around the corner, I can already smell it. I smell the pumpkin spiced candles, the aroma of fall meals and beers, and it leaves me itching to drag our fall decorations from their respective areas of hibernation. Yes, it's too soon; yes, I know that fall has not even technically begun(8 more days!); and yes, I am one of those people who likes to jump-start the holidays. Oh well :)
You see this wreath? This oh-so-beautiful, yet oh-so-expensive wreath?
Well, I'd love to buy it, and maybe one day I'll be able to! But for now, this med school couple can't afford $100 for a wreath from Williams Sonoma (and if you know me, you know I'd never want to pay that anyway!) So, to my third home I went (you know, Hobby Lobby) and spent $16 to buy supplies for my own version.
It sure isn't perfect, but I still like the way this messy, imperfect version came out!I wasn't going to leave it hanging. I swear I was going to wait until September 23rd, but J so nicely said I should leave it and then we pointed out 2 of our neighbors with fall decorations up already. I guess it's okay to start fall early if we are outside of Florida..?! ;) We'll pretend!
I've also been into creating subway art lately. If you're not sure, google image your heart out! I'm thinking of making a sign for each holiday..we'll see when the time comes.
Here is our mantle so far..(I am not done!)...and this is the burlap banner I made the other day. I have recently gained a new love for burlap :)
And for those of you asking how I made the burlap flowers from this post, here you go:
- Cut a strip of burlap
- Fold it in half
- Roll it up just a little
- Put a dab of glue to keep it rolled (I used Liquid Stitch, but a hot glue gun will work)
- Twist the hanging piece of burlap
- Roll the twisted piece around (dab glue on after several twists)
- Glue the end piece towards the bottom
- Cut a circle that will fit on the bottom
- Glue to bottom
- This is how the bottom should look