It’s finally fall and since it is my favorite time of year I felt like making a simple wreath and getting my porch ready was the least I could do. I didn’t want anything to big or overpowering (I like simple wreaths) and so I started with a really basic grapevine oval frame. It only took me about 30 minutes start to finish, and I actually did it while hanging out in the living room watching some football with my hubby. No reason not to combine some of my favorite things!
I started off by using a few old berry branches that I had lying around, cast off’s from some of my mother in-laws old fake flower arrangements she had given me a while back. I simple tucked the bottoms into the grape-vine and used a glue gun to attach the tops to the wreath. Then I grabbed some fabric scraps in fall colors and followed this tutorial (one of the best in my opinion) to make the fabric rosettes. I made a variety of sizes and used a few different colors and textures of fabrics so that my wreath would have some different textures to the layers.
Once those were all glued on, I got started on the banner. I cut some old book pages into triangles and taped them onto a piece of twine I had tied onto the wreath at a slight angle. Once they were attached I got busy cutting my letters. I still don’t have a fancy Silhouette or Cricut, but I do have my trusty Slice machine and I was able to cut out the letters for fall really quickly. I then rolled some glue onto the back and stuck them onto the book pages. I am so in love with the simplicity of it and how it really dresses up my front porch! I can’t wait to show you some of the other updates I’ve made to the porch this week, including a few spooky surprises!