With the weather turning cooler, and the leaves just starting to turn a little red here and there it’s really gotten me into the autumn mood. Autumn starts on Monday at 11:44 AM here on the East coast. Today, I went out early to the craft store to get a few things. I knew that I wanted to make a wreath for our front door. I always think that Autumn wreaths look great since our door is brown.
Here’s a close up of the items I chose.
I used a simple fall garland and a couple of fall picks. I’ve had that bow for about 4 years now. I thought maybe it was a little bright, what do you think?
Totally inspired by this cover of Crafts ‘n things magazine, I knew that I wanted to make one of these paint cans for my mantle.
The instructions say to use spray paint, but I didn’t have any so I used acrylic paints and brushed on 3 different colors at one time – a green, brown, and cream. After I brushed on the paint, I used a round sponge to dab at it to make it look more speckled. Then I added a little orange to make a rust color.
I’m not totally sold on the flowers that I chose. I think it needs a little something hanging down. I may go back and get some spanish moss or something to add to it. Also, I think I want to sand down the Autumn label that I used. I believe it looks a little to new.
Lastly, I picked up this little turkey today at Kohl’s. He was on sale for $4.00 I think. Just too cute to pass up. Never mind there aren’t flowers in the center of my table right now… I think with a nice fall bouquet in the pot, he’ll be just perfect.
Happy Autumn Everybody!