What's Old Is New - DIY Fall Wreath

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A couple years ago I pinned this lovely blue door from Shades of Blue Interiors on one of my Pinterest boards because I love blue and I LOVED this blue door.

Especially surrounded by the Fall colors.

I had been wanting to paint our front door but just needed to find THE color. If you’ve known me for five minutes, you know I love a good DIY project. So a couple months ago I found my perfect blue for our front door.

Let the painting begin…

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Starting with this….


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Almost there.

When Fall rolled around I knew that I wanted to recreate the colors in the Blue Door watercolor above.

Hmmmmm…what is a serial crafter to do?

I had a grapevine wreath that came in a raffle prize that had been hidden away in a garage cupboard because it needed to be. It was not cute. A quick trip to Michael’s and I bought some flowers in the colors I wanted and “thank you Michael’s, they were 50% off!

I had the ribbon, moss, glue gun and glue. I stripped flowers and leaves from their stems, applied moss as a base, said a couple of swear words when I burnt my thumb, added a flower here and a pumpkin there. In less than 30 minutes, I had a finished wreath.

It seriously took me longer to clean up all the moss than it did to put the wreath together. That stuff goes everywhere!

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So…how did it turn out you ask?


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The wreath colors on the blue door look just like I hoped they would…

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Your front door is your chance to make a first impression. Paint can be a game changer for very little cost and time investment.

By refreshing an old, tired wreath…I created a new Fall look for my new blue door.

Now…what to do for Christmas!

By Design,

Michele