Happy Fall Y'all! It is about time that things have cooled down a bit. It is the end of the month and that means it's time for our Int'l Bloggers Club Challenge. Last month we shared with you back to school ideas and July was Summer Activities in Greece. For September's challenge I am going to show you an easy fall wreath.
This month we are pleased to announce that we are adding a new member to the club, Michelle of A Crafty Mix. Michelle lives in South Africa and she will add lots of interest to our little group because while we have fall up here, she is just entering spring.
What is fall like here in Greece? Well, taking into account that I live in a coastal town, it is warmish with some rain here and there. Certainly nothing like I had been used to in New York, where Autumn puts on its royal colors. The beauty of fall may be evident in other areas of Greece, but in my boondocks it is a sad excuse for fall. And you all know how much I LOVE fall, so it is really disappointing for me.
This photo below represents fall in a nutshell, lots of sunshine and very few orange leaves.
The last time we were together I showed you my easy DIY fall eucalyptus vignette. Well after I finished the vignette, I had plenty of branches left over and decided to make a wreath. Because you can never have enough of those, especially in the Fall.
By bending the branches I was able to shape them into a circle. Some of the stubborn branches were secured using wire.
The circular shape of the eucalyptus branches.
I then looped twine all around the wreath...
I had gone to visit my oh-so-not-into-fall euro shop, and found these fake yellow flowers. Don't they scream spring?
But you know I cannot leave well enough alone. I detached the tops of the flowers...
...and inserted real branches from a sage plant into the holes.
I then threaded the branches through the twine.
I then added some fresh hibiscus.
And this is what it looked like.
But I was not happy. Those fake yellow flowers looked too springy for my fall wreath. I took some paint and just lightly passed it across the tops of the flowers. I have done this before on my lopsided summer wreath here.
They now have a bit more depth.
It is so easy to combine the real flowers with the fake and it looks just fine.
I am now satisfied with this look. The eucalyptus leaves will dry out and turn to fall colors eventually and it will look like a different wreath. And I'll have a bit of fall in my home.
That was easy enough, and I did not let the oh-so-not-into-fall euro shop get the best of me. I hope you have enjoyed my Easy Fall Wreath and if you are interested in making one I am including some links below with the supplies.
Do you decorate for the seasons or are you someone who prefers just a few changes?
It is now time to visit my friends, to see what they have prepared for this month's Fall or in Michelle's case, Spring Challenge. Simply click on the images below my name. If you'd like to see more past challenges click here.
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I'm Mary and I live in beautiful Greece where I like to repurpose and upcycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece.