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23 August, 2015

Transitioning into Fall...Apple and Bittersweet Wreath

Yaay! It’s almost September 1st and that’s when I’m calling it fall…even though it will still be hot and humid here. It’s my favorite season and I need to get a head start on my crafting! Sooo…I created this transitional fall wreath with green apples as a little bit of early fall and bittersweet as a hint of what is to come. It’s a little early yet for full blown pumpkin time even for me! ;-)



CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Transitioning into Fall...Apple and Bittersweet Wreath tutorialIt’s super easy and didn’t cost a lot since I reworked an existing wreath form and added some fall florals that were in my stash. I just spent $5.00 for the green apples at Dollar Tree.
Here’s what you will need:
  • Grapevine wreath
  • Faux leaves and berries of your choice
  • Pine cones
  • Faux green apples
  • Hot glue gun
  • Jute twine
And here’s what you will do:
  1. Position the apples and pine cones and hot glue them in place
  2. Add the leaves and hot glue them
  3. Fill in with the berries
  4. Fluff the wreath by adding additional leaves as needed to fill bare spots. Tie a loop with a piece of jute twine for hanging.
And taaa daaa…here it is! I love the bright, contrasting colors…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Transitioning into Fall...Apple and Bittersweet Wreath …the hint of early fall from the green apples…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Transitioning into Fall...Apple and Bittersweet Wreath …and the texture added by the pine cones and the berries! It will soon find its place on my fall mantel, so stay tuned for the reveal!

IsabellaAnd if you are wondering about the whereabouts of my staff, my assigned helper Miss Isabella seems to have opted for learning Italian by osmosis! Hmmm…Ciao Bella! lol

 And just in case you want to give it a little hurry-up push, here are 10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Bring on Fall!

And if you are a DIYer like me, here are 10 Ways to Get a Head Start on Fall! Stay tuned for more since I will be revealing this year's mantel soon!

Remember to pin it! 


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13 comments:

  1. And I'm here impatiently tapping my foot waiting for fall to arrive!
    Brenda

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  2. Debbie,
    I adore your Apple and Bittersweet Autumnal Wreath, dear friend!!!
    I've been styling the built~in china cabinet and working on a few florals!!!
    Sweet Isabella. . .soak in all the Italian you can, dearest one!!!
    I'll be watching for more inspiring Autumnal DIY's!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  3. Loving your sweet Isabella, such a smartie too! Debbie, your wreath is awesome and I am thinking it's just want I want! Thanks for sharing and thanks for bringing on fall! I'm ready!
    Nancy

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  4. So ready for fall, too! Love your wreath, very pretty! The green apples are a great touch! ~Rhonda

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  5. Love the "re-purposed" fall wreath! I haven't thought about adding green apples, but they make the wreath!! I'm heading out to Dollar Tree today and am now planning to get some green apples to add to my fall wreath I'm planning to re-purpose. Thanks for sharing - can't wait to see your mantel reveal!!
    Blessings,
    Lanita

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  6. I have a few plain wreaths.. I think I'll try to make one using your instructions..
    thanks for the tutorial~!

    we're having a cold spell in NC, its only in the 80's lol

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  7. This is the perfect fall wreath Debbie and i love it. We have had a few cooler days so it has put me in the mood for fall and i am like you come 9/1 i will be decorating. Have a great day.

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  8. such a perfect wreath, it reminds me of sour apple or something.
    b

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  9. The colors are just beautiful. Love the contrast of the bright green and browns. Thanks for the idea.

    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda

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  10. Come over for a visit, I'm doing the same thing!! I'm reworking items from my stash to make them different. I think a lot of us are doing that right now! :) Hurry Fall!!!

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  11. What a gorgeous fall wreath Debbie !!!
    ( and I hate FALL - though I really do love the decorations and colors ) too close to winter for me - you'd get that if you lived in Montreal LOL
    XOXO

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  12. What a great pop of color!! Pleasure stopping by again :)

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  13. Debbie,
    A beautiful wreath! Your instructions are great, too. But, way too early for north Texas. Fall won't arrive here for weeks yet. :) I'll have to reread this in late September.

    Judith

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