It's October!

Yes, it is finally October and we are well into fall.  Just because it is 82 degrees outside and there is a huge hurricane barreling in our general direction, there is no excuse not to decorate to celebrate Autumn!  I made it easy for myself when I put together this fall wreath and I thought I would share some quick tips with you as well. 

Start with pre-made arrangements.  These are swags that I picked up from Michaels.  They are available at other craft stores and at places like Walmart as well.  

I cut off most of the "stem" and attached the rest with a glue gun.  Since the swags are so big, I wanted to make sure that they stayed in place. So I also wrapped floral wire around the remaining stem and the wreath.

When I first looked at the "completed" wreath, I thought it was missing something, so I grabbed some magnolia leaves and spray painted them gold.  I got lucky- it's a pretty good match for the leaves that were already there. I was tempted to add some gold painted acorns as well but decided not to. Sometimes I have to remind myself not to get too carried away!  

The only thing left to do is add a  bow.  You can, of course, buy a pre-made bow at any craft store, but if you don't know how to make a bow yourself, go on Youtube or ask a crafty friend how to do it.  It is easy and less expensive than pre-made and you have more choices as to the ribbons you prefer.   I hope to get a techy friend to teach me how to make and post videos on the blog.  Once that happens, one of the first I plan to produce is how to make a bow.  It is life changing! (Okay- slight exaggeration there.) 

It's a great time to make a wreath or other fall or Halloween craft.  If you have been in the stores lately you have noticed that there are lots of sales on fall items in order to clear them out for Christmas (yes- already!).  Don't forget those coupons too! 

So, let's all hang a beautiful fall wreath on our front door to remind Mother Nature that no matter how much we love summer, it is time for a cool nip in the air and for the leaves to start turning ( and it is definitely past time for hurricanes!). 

Thanks for stopping by today! 



  1. This is just lovely! I definitely would love to see your bow tying video! I just started doing videos and am using iMovie and my iPhone. I watched a YouTube tutorial on using it and it was not hard at all. Good luck!

    1. Thank you Karla! I am going to give iMovie a try!


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