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Happy Fall!

We are finally experiencing some cooler weather! Yesterday was really the first day of cooler temperatures and I couldn’t wait for Will to wear one of his new fall outfits. He wore the hat all day – and has it on this morning too.

Several blogs that I read have been about decorating for fall lately and I caught the bug. I always get overwhelmed when I think about decorating for different seasons or holidays but I came up with game plan this time. I usually have the mindset that my ENTIRE house has to be decorated differently but really, that is not very practical. So my game plan includes switching out a few things in our living room and kitchen for each season like artwork and decorative accessories. I picked up a few things this weekend to go with some things I already owned and am well on my way to being decorated for fall. I still have a couple of things on my “wish list” that I am going to look for this week.

One project I saw on two different blogs (Thrifty Decor Chic & Homebody Holly) was a “Dollar Store Wreath.” I already owned a huge bag of fake leaves so I had to buy a foam board ($1), hot glue sticks ($1) and a hot glue gun ($5). $7 total is not too shabby since the inspiration was this wreath from Pottery Barn that cost about $50.

Inspiration Pottery Barn Wreath

I cut my large piece of foam board in half then traced an 8X10 frame in the center.

Next I cut out the center.

Then came the fun part – gluing all the leaves onto the wreath. I only burnt myself twice!

The finished product. I love it! Now to get some ribbon to hang it. I’ll have to have a fall decoration reveal post when I get everything just the way I want it.

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6 Responses to “Happy Fall!”

  1. Tiffany says:

    Okay Will just can’t get any more handsome! He looks like such a little man in that outfit! And I love your wreath, especially because you made it square… see you have many talents! :)

  2. Andrea Metcalf says:

    Oh, I so wish I had time to do stuff like this! :) I love it!

  3. Sybil says:

    I love our little fellow all dressed up! SO adorable!
    You are a “crafty” person; I love that: I used to putter with things; had so much fun. Good mindset and stress releaser as well.Wreath is very FALLISH: I like it.

  4. Honey says:

    Will is too cute in that hat…looks like a New Yorker for sure! The wreath is cute, too!

  5. Karen says:

    I love the hat!! He looks adorable in it. I wonder how long he will tolerate people using the word “adorable” to describe him?

  6. Mimi says:

    That is just about the cutest little boy in that hat I’ve ever seen. Was that last thing you made a frame? His picture needs to go in it and it will be perfect. I hope Baby Thomas Earl is that cute.