Fall Wreath: Under $5

Fall may not begin for another three weeks, but in the mind of a {former} teacher and student, the first day of school always marks the change of the seasons.  If it weren't for this little dude, this amazing story, and this major decision, today would be my first day back to school with 200 of my littlest song-loving friends.

To commemorate the cooler weather (thanks, Irene), I whipped up a new fall wreath for my front door.  And when I say whipped up, I mean I spent most of yesterday working on it (turns out Levi is a fan of PBS kids).  The total cost of this project was $2.99!

I used the rolled paper flower technique that I've been seeing all over Pinterest boards.  Emily at JDC has the B E S T roller paper flower tutorial. Ever since she hosted flower week back in May, I've been dreaming up what kind of craft to do with these little guys.

Last week at Target, I saw a gorgeous faux rosewood wreath.  Instead of shelling out $40 for this beauty, I scooted over to the craft section and came home with a $3 bag of hot glue. {Granted, I'm sure mine won't withstand the elements like the rosewood wreath would.}

I almost bought another wreath form, but then I remembered my stash of chunky yard sale picture frames just crying out for a project.  I wrapped an 11" x 14" frame in burlap, made a million little rolled paper flowers using scraps from previous scrapbook layouts, and then I glued them all down.

I love the colors and different sizes of the rosettes.  The square wreath is growing on me...  

But I really need some input - does it need something else?  Maybe some green paper leaves sticking out here and there?  A monogram hanging in the center?  A pennant banner crossing from side to side?  Leave it alone? I do have a long piece of burlap glued to the top center for hanging, but as you can see, I didn't really need it to because of my door hanger, so I wrapped it around to cover up the silver hanger.

Happy first day of school GASD friends!


  1. I love it! I've been itching for a fall craft in a lower than low budget, so this is great! I can't wait to try it, thanks!

  2. CUTE! I am loving the idea of a big "S" in the center!

  3. Beautiful colors! And I agree with Jess - a letter in the middle would be dreamy.

    xoxo michele

  4. What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day!

  5. I love the way that turned out - and I really like the colors you used!


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