Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Finding Fall and a giveaway- Day 1: Fall Wreath

The family is getting better but now I'm the one a little under the weather. No time to be sick though because it's time to begin the Finding Fall Series! You have a chance to enter for a giveaway all week long and at the end of the week (Sept 8) there will be a linky party so everyone will be able to share how they are getting ready for Fall! So grab a button (below) and spread the fun! (still trying to learn html so you'll have to copy and save the button picture and add it to your computer with a link back to this page on your blog)...

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My first project was to dress up our 'S' wreath for the Fall season...

I needed a couple packs of mini pumpkins from the dollar store...


Spray painted white (and some silver)...


And some leaves from the dollar store...


Pull all of the leaf stems off of the vine they are on (the little ones), then began arranging the leaves and playing with them in a few different styles...





Until you find one you like... I decided on this design...


Then play around with the decorative pumpkins until you find a look you like...


One you have decided on how you want everything arranged, begin gluing everything down...



My end result...


I hung it from a big brown ribbon...


And added a bow in that same ribbon plus some brown gingham ribbon I had and glued a couple little sprigs of berries to it...


Some detail shots...





I love how it looks blowing in the breeze... It actually feels like Fall is on the way when we get the breezes, even though living in Florida I know it will be a while before we can wear our jeans and sweaters...

Now we have a warm and welcoming wreath to greet our guests when they come over, and for those walking and driving by...

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Did you know that there was a recall for canned pumpkins and now they only carry them in the supermarkets during the holidays? I just learned that today, at least here in Florida that is the case, but I would assume it's everywhere.

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Now for the giveaway... A sweet stand from my shop all dressed up for the Fall season...


All comments left throughout the week will be entered to win.

Want extra ways to win?

1. become a follower of Little Blue Prints and let me know

2. add a button to your sidebar and come back here to let me know with a link to your blog

Good luck and I can't wait to see how you are getting ready for Fall too!

~Megan




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 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/

The Inspired Room

26 comments:

Cara said...

Super cute! Love it!

Cara said...

P.S. I'm a follower!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love your new wreath!! The brown ribbon is perfect. :) I am a Follower and would love to win that gorgeous giveaway. :)

Lori said...

Great wreath and I love how you split the picture in one of your shots.

Lori said...

I am a follower too!

Christina said...

I am a follower

Kelley said...

Stunning... I love the ribbon blowing in the breeze.

Have a great weekend.

Kelley said...

I am a new follower! Looking forward to reading more.

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I'm your new follower, can't wait for the fall party!
http://lifeinthethriftylane.blogspot.com/

Paula said...

I really love the wreath - great idea!
www.twolittledoxies.blogspot.com

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love your "S" wreath...I have one too:) Like how you painted some silver...gives a lot of POP! Thanks for sharing at my party...please don't forget to add my party button to your post...thanks.

Blessings,
Linda

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Your wreath is so cute! I love the topiaries too.

Chelsea said...

I'm going to attempt the fall wreath for our apartment from door!

Chelsea said...

And I'm a follower now!

Linda Q said...

Oh I love this idea and enter me, plus I am going to become a follower. Lovely blog by the way!
I think I am going to have to make me a wreath now!
Linda

Kathy said...

I really love your wreath and how you hung it on the window -very pretty

Kayla said...

I'm a follower!

melissa said...

I love this wreath. I have a big letter "M" that I can jazz up too. Funny thing is that I had the gourds in my Dollar Tree cart the other day and cheaped out. Haha!

melissa said...

I am a follower!

livvyloowho.blogspot.com:)

NYCLQ said...

Hey neighbor! Another Florida blogger! SO nice to meet you and glad I popped back over today to Susans MM link party!

BEAUTIFUL wreath - LOVE the S!

:D Lynda
(Jersey Girl in Hollywood, FL)

Angela said...

I love the wreath! I am your newest follower. I would love for you to join my Fall link party @
http://www.unexpectedelegance.com/?p=558

Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut" said...

Love the wreath! I'm so into letters! Glad I found your link on IR party!!! Great inspiration!

brandi.walzer said...

I am a follower of your blog! what a cute give away!! plus, I LOVE your wreath!!

Shannon P. said...

I'm a new follower. Love the wreath and the stand is so cute!

Jane said...

Love your wreath and how you were able to take a few items from the dollar store and make something you already own beautiful for fall!

Visiting from Melissa's Fall Nesting Party.

Jane

Rebecca said...

Love the wreath! I think I'm gonna have to make that very soon.