Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My fall wreath

What a week I have had! I have been uber busy, aren't we all? Somehow, in the midst of all the chaos and confusion, I had the chance to do a little crafting, which seemed to add a little sanity where it was much needed. I can't take credit for the idea for this craft, which is usually the case for me! I get inspiration from all the wonderful blogs out there just like anyone else! I have been in love with this one since last year from Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick. Sarah is one of the very first blogs I found a few years ago and I read her faithfully almost daily. 
This is Sarah's door and wreath, her house is so beautiful inside and out!

Isn't it beautiful? She has a great tutorial on her blog, but I used different leaves (which I purchased at the Dollar Tree just as she did last year) I also used foam board from the Dollar Tree. I am cheap frugal what can I say! I ended up using 4 packages of leaves, my daughter had given me a couple of packages for my birthday in September. (She is so cute! She knew I wanted to make a wreath and that I am cheap frugal. So my Hubby took her to the dollar store where she got me some crafty goodies. I have trained them well!) ;) Anywho, that isn't my point! There were 50 in a bag and pretty thin material. One bag was green and red, and the other bag was yellow and red. I had intended to only use those two bags, but it ended up looking too one dimensional. It just didn't feel right. So I went back today and grabbed two more packages to complete it. I think I could've gotten away with three packages, but I like the fullness with the four.
Here it is in its one dimensional glory.  Unfortunatley all I had was a cell phone camera, but I wanted a close up of the leaves

The pictures don't do it justice, it is so pretty!