Upgrade an Inexpensive Ready-made Wreath With Natural Elements!

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Happy first day of Fall! See how easy it is to upgrade an inexpensive, ready-made wreath by adding some natural materials!
I hung a wreath to welcome fall, adding some natural elements to a ready-made wreath, transforming it from discount to designer.
I found a wreath at T.J. Maxx for $39.99, and a good candidate and foundation for a ‘Welcome Fall’ Wreath.
It only needed a little ‘fall love’ and embellishment to cover the artificial leaves. I added some natural materials using things I already had in my stash, and it was quick to assemble with the help of a glue gun!
Items I already had: small grapevine pumpkins from Hobby Lobby; pheasant feathers and dried pomegranates from my Christmas mantle decorations; and dried hydrangea blooms from this summer.
Tip: Spray your dried hydrangea blooms with an aerosol hairspray. It will help prevent them from shattering and last a bit longer. While the dried hydrangea blooms on the wreath are still fragile and will ultimately have to be replaced next year, they add some pretty texture and soften the artificial leaves on the wreath. Just remember that dried hydrangeas are better suited to enjoy indoors or on a covered entryway or porch, protected from the sun and the elements.
This kind of wreath-making and assembly is easier than starting with the blank slate of a grapevine or straw wreath base. You can use the elements already there working around them as a guideline, to place your materials. Started with your larger elements first, in this case, the grapevine pumpkins, which I tucked in next to the pine cones already on the wreath. More photos and details at the link below!
Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is
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