Thursday, September 1, 2016

Welcome September!

Welcome September! I'm so glad you have arrived! Is anyone else getting excited for fall? I sure am! I'm already dreaming of pumpkin bread, pumpkin spiced lattes and all of the beautiful colors of the season!

Though I've made no bones about my dislike of freezing temperatures, it has been a very hot and humid summer, so I am looking forward to some cooler weather and even some crispy cool mornings!

With fall approaching, my mother has been wanting to find a pretty fall wreath for her front door. We used to have several shops in the area that made or stocked beautiful dried flower wreaths but they are hard to find now. We looked in Target and Kohls and everywhere locally we could think of. We also looked online but they run about $65 and up and that doesn't include shipping. Many were much larger than what my mom was looking for. So while at Joanne's the other day, we were looking at the flowers and various fall wreaths etc and decided to purchase the materials and put one together ourselves. My mom picked out some floral supplies and ribbon,

I headed out to her house the next afternoon armed with my glue gun, several glue sticks, some wire, and my wire cutters and in less than 10 minutes we had this 14" wreath together for less than $15.00. The ribbon was the most expensive item and I had a 40% coupon for that.

It is now proudly hanging on her front door and my mom is very happy with her little DIY (or in our case, DIO--do it ourselves) fall wreath.

I think I will run back to Joanne's and get some supplies for my own wreath. I love the colors and the ivory, wired burlap ribbon makes such an easy bow. I think it says "WELCOME", don't you?

Welcome September! Come on in!

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Hostess this week: Laura from Décor to Adore  Click here!