Fall Burlap & Pumpkin Wreath

My sister is moving into her new home this week and I thought it would be nice to make her a housewarming gift. The one thing she requested was a Fall wreath… something to last from September to November she said. Yep, that I can do!

DIY fall burlap wreath

SUPPLIES:

  • straw wreath (still in plastic)
  • greenery pins
  • burlap (on clearance from Michael’s at 70% off)
  • (2) boxes of Fall foliage from Hobby Lobby (50% off)
  • large sunflower
  • floral wooden picks

fall burlap wreath suppliesDIRECTIONS:
The first thing I did was wrap the wreath form in the burlap. I just pinned it into place using greenery pins.

fall burlap wreath ideasHere’s what it should look like after the wrapping…

burlap fall wreath tutorialNext I added the burlap ruffles. Just loop and pin into place. You really can’t mess this part up. And if one part doesn’t look right in the end, just unpin that area and start over again.

fall burlap ruffle wreathTo add the Fall foliage (pumpkins, leaves, gourds, berries), I used some floral wooden picks. This worked perfectly since the Fall foliage are made out of styrofoam. I just stuck one end of the wooden pick into the foam décor item, and one end into the plastic wrapped straw wreath form. Might take a minute to get it through the burlap, but then it should slide right into the wreath form.

fall pumpkin burlap wreathI spaced my Fall foliage around the wreath form first before I began adhering them with the wooden picks. It just helped me space everything out. Also, for the orange leaves, I just used greenery pins.

And soon it will look like this…

DIY fall burlap wreathI have to admit, I’m kinda sad that I have to part with this wreath.
I’m kinda in love with it.

fall burlap wreath

fall burlap wreath DIY

fall burlap DIY wreathI have some more Fall projects coming up this week. Crazy that’s it already time to start thinking about it, but my kid starts school next week and the cooler weather will be here before we know it!

DIY fall burlap wreath tutorial

Brother’s Bedroom Mood Board

Now that I have completed the guest bedroom, Ellie’s temporary bedroom, and the kitchen in my brother’s house, it’s time to start working on his master bedroom. Yeah, I’m basically the best sister ever.

So since he’s a single guy, I wanted to keep this space neutral. No fluff, just classic design elements.

I went shopping a couple weeks ago for his new bedding and fell in love with this brown and gray paisley design from Pottery Barn (the Joli Paisley Duvet).

img100cAs you know I love to make mood boards before I go forward with the design. It helps me picture paint colors, textiles, and furniture and how well it will all work together. While these pieces in the mood board may not be the exact items I use, they at least give me a starting point.

Brian master bedroom mood boardThis is actually the exact furniture my brother already owns. I’m thinking dark gray walls, pulling one of the shades from the bedding. Then I hope to accent the room with bronze tones, more grays, and some pops of green throughout (especially in the wall art and décor).

functional gray sw paint swatchFor the wall color I’m looking at Functional Gray again. You might remember I used this in my master bedroom and master bathroom in the old house. Actually, a lot of this design feels like my old room. Hey, if it aint’ broke, don’t fix it. Right?

So I hope to have this makeover done in about two weeks. Trying to get it crossed off my to do list before we move into the new house! Yeah, I guess painting is on my to do list for this weekend…

Brian master bedroom mood board