Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fall Wreath (and a giveaway!)

In my porch post this week, I gave you a sneak peek at the fall version of my burlap wreath, but then realized that I never gave you the details.  Bad blogger!  Let's rectify that, shall we?

If you've followed House in the Heights for any length of time, you've seen my burlap wreath before and know that I love to swap out my adornments to create new looks over and over.  Well, I'm at it again for fall!

This time, I pulled apart some clusters of fall berries that I bought on clearance at a craft store a few years ago.  I stuck each stem of berries into the nooks and crannies of the burlap. Then, in order to add some sparkle, I added some gold squiggles (yes, that is their technical name) that had previously been used on our Christmas tree.  They were the sort of ornaments that are on sticks, and can just sort of be stuck into the branches. I snipped off most the length of the sticks and wove what was left into the burlap, allowing it to stay where I put it.

To finish it off, I made a quick bow out of some orange wired ribbon that I had lying around. The ribbon was seriously wrinkled, so I used my less-than-stellar ironing skillz to iron it first.  My bow-making-skillz are also a bit lackluster, but it turned out OK.

 Or at least it looks OK when distracted by the other details on the wreath as a whole.  And that's it!  Since my burlap wreath was already made, swapping out the embellishments only took about 15 minutes. My favorite kind of project!

Like my burlap wreath?  Learn how to make one here.  Like my burlap wreath and don't feel like making one?  Then you might be in luck!

I'm giving away one plain burlap wreath to one lucky reader!  Enter using the Rafflecopter below (it may take a moment to load, but will appear right below this paragraph).  The giveaway will run until the end of the day on Saturday, October 19th and is open to residents of the US only.  Good luck!!
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