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Florida Fall Wreath

by Al - November 4th, 2011.
Filed under: Affordable Style, Art, DIY Tutorials, Home and Garden. Tagged as: , , , , .

They say you know it’s fall in Florida when the licenses plates being to change. Unlike our seasonal visitors from “up north” we do not have changing foliage as an indicator of fall. This year, I decided to welcome fall with a South Florida style creation.

Florida Fall Wreath

Over the summer, I had a new AC unit installed at my home and the workmen left behind a piece of foam pipe insulation. It was begging to be used in one of my projects, but I did not know what until I read a blog post by Crafty Endeavor where she showed us how to make a winter wreath and I had a light bulb moment…I will do a FL. Fall wreath.

Foam pipe insulation

I taped the ends of the foam insulation together to form a circle (Please read Winter Wreath Tutorial for full instructions). Next, I used some dyed variegated yarn (that I snapped up from a clearance bin for .99 cents) to wrap the around the pipe insulation. I think the vibrant colors represented the changing leaves of fall quite well.

All wrapped up

And now for the Florida touch – I have a croton plant growing in my front yard and I noticed that when it sheds its leaves, the colors on the discarded leaves does not change. I decided to gather a few of the leaves, and a leaf from a sea grape tree – these will be added to my wreath. A lone bloom that I had laying around the house will complete the look.

The orange, red and yellow hues of the leaves are very fall like.

I used my hot glue gun to affix the foliage to the wreath, then I used a wreath holder to hang it on the door.

Hanging around

What are you crafting this fall?

The end result

xoxo
Al

 

4 Responses to Florida Fall Wreath

  1. so cute! I’m glad my post helped you figure out what to do with the left over pipe insulation.

  2. Thanks for linking this up to Refresh Your Nest Friday! Fun colors. I always wondered how you lucky sunny southerners could tell when fall arrives… now I know. Hopefully someday I’ll be one of those snowbirds!

  3. so pretty! I’m still working on covering a wreath with yarn – a long process – any tricks to make it faster?

  4. Sorry Maryanne, no tricks – it is an exercise in patience

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