Magnolia Tree Fall Wreath
September 2, 2010
Fall is one of those seasons that just happens for everyone at a certain moment. For me, last year, it was just something in the air. This year, it happened to be the turning of the calendar to my favorite month of September.
I was playing in the park with my girl a few weeks ago, and noticed the beauty of the fallen leaves from a nearby magnolia tree. It was instant inspiration! Up close, I loved the shape and caramel color of the leaves so I thought they would make a perfect wreath for our front door.
This year, my requirements for a fall wreath were this: cheap and easy ! Here’s this year’s front door wreath, and the best part is that it cost me less than $5 dollars.
The outdoor rug I found last year at Pier One.
Some of the magnolia leaves have a bit of shimmer . . . I couldn’t resist enhancing many of them with a little metallic craft paint.
I simply painted some of the leaves with various craft paints from my stash.
Then I wiped off half the paint with a paper towel to highlight the leaf’s natural beauty.
A little hot glue on an 18 inch craft ring from Michaels . . .
90 minutes later: a shimmery caramel colored front door wreath, tied up with braided jute twine and secured to the door with a 3M adhesive hook.
Easy, inexpensive, and oh-so-autumn!
Magnolia leaves hold their shape for several months, so this year’s version should (fingers crossed) last through the season.
Are you finally ready for autumn too ? What are your plans to bring fall into your home this year? Do share !