Thursday, September 6, 2012

scrapbook paper fall wreath

Since Fall is basically here, although it's still in the hundreds this past week here in Oklahoma, I knew it was time to get busy on a Fall wreath.  :)

If you have followed this blog a little while then you know my favorite things to make are wreaths.  I hadn't had a cute one on my door for a while.  The last one I made was my OKC Thunder wreath.   They lost that night I put it up. whaa. My husband said I jinxed them, lol.  So I thought, well I'll just take it down. But they ended up losing every game after that. double whaa.
 Since then my door has been totally bare, which gives me major anxiety, I must have cute door decor! ;) 
Anyway, I'm totally loving how this one turned out! I didn't want to spend very much money on it, so I thought what can I do for $5?  I got a wreath form for 2 something because I had a 40% off coupon from HL, it was originally $3.99.  Then I was feeding my addiction, ahem, I mean browsing the scrapbook paper aisle and came across this burnt orange chevron and thought, YES! I can use this, the same way as I did the book page wreath. 
Then I found a really cute piece of paper that coordinated with the chevron.  It had Fall words written all over it, I had to get it.  
After I cut feather shapes out of the paper, I glued them half way around.
I used the paper to make flowers by twisting it into a flower shape. I used a blue piece I already had, and burlap the same way.  Then I added a button for an extra texture.
 Once I got the paper and flowers glued on I thought it needed something else, a little bunting always makes everything better! I printed "FALL" onto an actual book page, and glued it to burlap.  I painted the branches of the wreath a blue before adding the bunting. 
So, I spent $2 something on the wreath, another $1.50 for the paper, and I had the paint and burlap, so that is definitely under my $5 budget!!! I was really excited about it. :)

I love how the colors complement each other, and I liked adding the not so typical Fall color as well.
There are endless styles and colors of scrapbook paper, so the possibilities of this kind of wreath are infinite. Plus it doesn't break the bank!

Thanks for checking it out! :)


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12 comments:

  1. Ooh the burnt orange chevron details look gorgeous on the wreath. I've been thinking all week about coming up with some fall decor! My door has been nekked too:)

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  2. Those paper flowers are amazing! I make rosettes out of fabric all of the time, and never once considered using paper scraps. This is a gorgeous wreath. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. This is adorable! Love it.

    Thank you for such a sweet, encouraging comment on my blog.

    xo, Kinsey

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  4. I really love this wreath. Seriously I was thinking of doing something with feathers for the fall. I love scrapbook paper and book pages too !!!
    Thanks for the inspiration !!!

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  5. Love this!! So unique and fun for fall. I hope you will come by and link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

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  6. I love the way the blue paint echos the paper flower. Nice.

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  7. Oh this looks so sweet! What a wonderful idea and you did a great job on it!

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  8. Stopping by (anddd following!!!!) from the blog hop today :)) Your blog is so dang cute. Happy Sunday!
    I hope you can come by and say hi back!

    Katie
    Lady Million

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  9. Cute wreath {and super creative}!

    I'm your newest {GFC} follower from Thee Networking Blog Hop! Looking forward to getting to know you and your blog a little more :o)

    Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  10. This is lovely! What a creative idea! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_17_archive.html

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  11. Wow! I really am loving this wreath! I love the turquoise and the red together! You should enter your photos into Craftbaby's Fall Decor Challenge! :) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/31/fall-decor

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