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

DIY Floral + Ruffle Lamp Shade

One of my favorite crafts to create in a bedroom makeover is a lamp makeover. It’s so easy to find a cheap, bland lamp base and shade and add some embellishments to make them match your décor.

easy DIY flower lamp shade makeoverFor Ellie’s bedroom makeover I started with a plain white lamp & shade. For the rest of the supplies I gathered some hot pink ruffle ribbon and some canvas flowers from Michael’s.

easy lamp makeoverI started by hot gluing the ribbon ruffle trim around the top and bottom part of the lamp shade.

flower lamp makeoverNext I added the canvas flowers. I decided to only use the light and dark blue flowers to match the rest of the room décor. Just three flowers at the top of the shade, and another three towards the bottom.

floral lamp makeoverSuper simple, but love that this now matches the rest of the colorful room!

DIY flower lamp shade makeover

flower DIY lamp shade makeover

DIY lamp shade makeoverAnd if you want to see another lamp shade makeover that was for Ellie, check out my Anthropologie-inspired flowered lamp shade. Still one of my favorite craft projects!

anthropologie-flower-lamp-shade
Or my family room lamp shade makeover!

lamp shade makeover

So do you like to match a lot of décor for your kids rooms?
Aren’t lamp shades one of the easiest projects out there?
I foresee more of these in my future ;)

easy DIY flower lamp shade makeover