OK, so we know that fall is not my jam ~ I’m a summer girl at heart. But who could resist these colors? Finally fall came up and said, “hello ~ let’s be friends” and turned into a beautiful fall color wreath.
I found these peonies in gorgeous fall colors at Hobby Lobby. Big lush floral bush bundles ~ and they where 50% off! I carried out an arm load for under $20, and finally brought some fall color into the house.
I really didn’t know how I would use them ~ but the color had me at hello. Once I had them home, they begged to be a fall color wreath ~ and I had the supplies in my stash, so 30 minutes later it was hanging on the wall. It’s so easy it barely rates a “how~to” ~ so a couple of pics at the end of the post covers it!
It’s all about the flowers and the color, so all I added was a simple burlap bow. And for the record, I was all about burlap before it was a thing ~ and if it’s not a thing any longer, it’s always a thing at Bluwatervilla!
I added individual stems to the bottle collection on the entry wall. You can read about the lamp update here and the painted furniture here.
So here’s a quick “how~to” for the fall color wreath. I wrapped some burlap ribbon from my stash to cover a foam floral ring ~ any size would work, mine happened to be 14″. I wrapped the wreath form because I knew the edges would show, and I didn’t want to see the green floral foam. This gave the completed wreath a nice, finished feel.
I trimmed the individual blooms off the floral bundles, to about 4″ stems ~ and decided how to arrange them around the form. Starting with the largest blooms, I like to think about a clock face and arrange the colors in a clock pattern ~ like 10, 2, 4, 8. Just poke them into the foam ring. After the big ones are in place, go back and fill in with the smaller blooms until you get a nice full wreath. Tuck a simple bow up under the inside or outside edge if you like.
I had enough blooms to make the fall color wreath, add color to the bottle collection, a bouquet for the urns on the stairs and another bouquet on the small book shelves.
Oh, and some extras that you just may see on this year’s Thanksgiving table in a couple of weeks. Hello fall, welcome to the party ~~~