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Sunday, September 27, 2009

More Fall Wreath Ideas

Last week I joined the Fall Festival over at the DIY Showoff Blog and showed you my quick and easy fall wreath.  This week I’m joining up again and showcasing a couple wreath more ideas.  The first is a fall door arrangement put together by my best friend, hanging on her front door. IMG_2906
I think she did a beautiful job of mixing textures and colors to create a stunning arrangement! I love the metal cone container, what a great alternative to the traditional grapevine wreath.IMG_2907
Just look at the lovely burnt orange, reds, and yellows (and a hint of purple of course). The frayed burlap ribbon mixed with the sheer tiger print is fabulous!  IMG_2908
It’s easy to recreate this yourself.  Simply choose any container (spray paint it if necessary), and mix and match floral elements to your heart’s content.  There’s no rhyme or reason, just play around with it, be creative, and have fun!

This next door decoration was made for me by my mother and now hangs on my back door.  I’ve had this wreath for several years now and it has held up well.
IMG_2872My mom was inspired by the huge Homecoming corsages that can be seen around this time of year at the local high schools.  I’m not sure if it’s more of a tradition in the south or what, but around here the corsages can get pretty large, adorned with silk mums, long ribbons, and various trinkets, and can often cost $100 or more if you buy them pre-made.  They usually end up looking something like this:
 
So the version my mom designed shows our team spirit for the LSU Tigers of course!  She used a small round cane wreath as a base and layered it with silk mums, ribbon, feathers, and a small stuffed tiger pin.  Here’s a view from the backside:
IMG_2928And a close-up of the center:
IMG_2873I thought the wreath needed a little something, so I added one of my tin signs.
IMG_2874Geaux Tigers, perfect! If you’re a football fan, this type of wreath is a great way to incorporate your team spirit into your fall decor.  Again, just be creative and mix and match elements in your favorite team’s colors.

I’ll also be linking up to the usual Monday Parties, be sure and visit all the wonderful projects being submitted.
        Falling for Fall
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16 comments:

  1. FABULOUS work!I need to get off of my duff and use you for inspiration:)

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  2. What a stunning fall wreath! Great job - it looks beautiful on your equally as stunning front door!

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  3. Great decorations! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Wow Christy those are amazing. I guess I've been out of High School too long or they just don't do those around us. I haven't seen those before. It kind of reminds me of the tassels.

    Cheri

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  5. I;m really diggin the burlap for ribbon idea..and love the purple too!

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  6. Very nice wreaths! I really like the burlap ribbon being used.

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  7. The wreaths are so pretty. Just gorgeous. Very inspirational. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Oh wow, those are just gorgeous!

    I have a linky party going on over at my place, check it out! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-shade-tutorial.html

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  9. Hi Christy...

    Ooooh...love both of these fall door decorations/wreaths! Hmmm...I have a cone wall pocket like your friends and I'm wondering how she was able to get so much height to her beautiful arrangement? Do you know? Maybe she just used really long floral stems? Anyway...I did one up but it's much shorter...I love the tall one!!!

    Love your pretty fall wreath too! Ohhh yes...I lived 30 yrs. in south Texas where they go "all out" with the homecoming mums! Hehe! What a fabulous idea that your mom had...to use this same idea for a fabulous fall wreath!

    Warmest wishes and Happy Fall!
    Chari

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  10. You have the prettiest wreaths! The homecoming idea is such a great one! (Thanks for the reminder that my daughter needs a dress! I better get on that!)

    Thanks for adding your fun ideas to the Fall Festival!

    Roeshel

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  11. Thansk for the visit & the comment! I LOVE The door hanging your friend made & how clever is your mom? The Tiger's "mum" is too cute!

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  12. Thank you for your visit to my blog the other day and for the sweet comment. I made some fall door decor too.
    I signed up as a follower and would love if you did the same.

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  13. Love all your fall...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  14. I love it !!! So creative and so adorable !!!!
    Kammy

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  15. You've been featured AGAIN. Thank you for posting so many fun and inspiring projects.

    Cheri

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