Well, September has certainly been a blur. I worked some long days the first couple weeks of the month getting plenty of product made for my Washington State Fair Artists In Action committment. The Fair runs for two and a half weeks, and sees about 1 million visitors. My XSBaggage & Co. products were there for purchase for all 17 days, and I'm happy to say that I was very pleased with how much of it sold.
I've also had a vacation during September. My husband and I took a 6 day trip to Las Vegas. So.Much.Fun!
We returned from Las Vegas two days before the first day of Fall, and I was oh-so-happy to come home to cooler weather!
Besides taking the week off for our trip, I've also taken the last week off from my work. It's been awesome just spending time on projects around the house. And I've been having a blast getting the house 'Fall-ifyed'.
We needed a Fall Wreath for our front door, and I just felt like making something unique. I gathered up a few supplies that I had, and bought the rest of what I needed. I thought I'd share it here, to show how easy it can be.
Here's what I gathered and bought:
I started by painting a little wooden 'H' an orangey yellow. I knew I wanted to cover it in scrapbook paper, but I wasn't sure where I was going to place it on the wreath, and whether the back of it would show once I was done with the wreath, and so, I painted the back and sides of it.
Next, I wrapped some scrap fabric around the other side of the wreath and secured it using a hot glue gun.
I used some of that same scrap fabric to make a bow for the top of the wreath. The fabric was a little floppy, so I sprayed it with the spray adhesive and held it in a 'bow' shape until it dried. That seemed to work for now, but I'm not sure how it will hold up in the outdoor weather on the door. I then glued the bow onto the top of the wreath using the glue gun again.
For the finishing touch, I took my little wooden 'H', and sprayed the unpainted side with the spray adhesive and laid a piece of scrapbook paper on it. I then tried to cut the excess paper off the letter, but found I really should have had an Exacto knife for a clean edge. I just made do with what I had, a sharp knife and a pair of scissors. Not the best, but I don't think it's too noticeable when the wreath is hung up.
And that was it! Done!
So super easy and quick! My kind of project!
Grapevine Wreath $4.99
Flower Picks $1.49 + $.99
Wooden Letter H $1.49
Spray Glue $7.99 - 40% off coupon (Joann's)= $3.20
What I had on hand for this project:
Fabric scraps used for bow and wrap
Scrapbook Paper scraps
Hot Glue Gun
Total cost $12.16
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