I got the idea for a wreath with my last name initial on it from my friend L at Challenging Martha - she made a super cool fall wreath and I had $5 in my pocket, so I hit up the dollar store and dug out some leftover scrapbook paper I had from a project I will share with you tomorrow.
I started with a wreath form, some greenery/flowers in fall shades, ribbon, and brown leaf forms - there went my $5.
I played around with the "ingredients" and the floral wire I had leftover from the lavender wreath I made this past summer.
I have to admit I preferred the wreath form from Walmart because it was fuller, but it was a little more $ and I wouldn't have been able to get the rest of the stuff for my fall wreath, so I made do with the skinnier, and lighter-in-color wreath form from the dollar store.
I made a letter B from orange scrapbook paper, and glued it onto black cardstock that was glued onto an oatmeal lid, for stability. Then I punched a hole through the paper and lid, and used more floral wire to hang it from the bow I made with the ribbon:
Notice how the wreath blends in really well with my door. I kinda don't like that. I think a dark chocolate brown door would be more awesome, but that's a project down the list for now.
I love my fall-toned wreath - the lavender wreath now resides between the windows that face onto the front yard, and looks lovely there with the window boxes and more lavender below. Now it is this beauty's turn to grace our front door, and I am very happy with the result.
I hope you liked this little project - I had lots of fun making it, although stuff kept coming up and I started it over three weeks ago!