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Florida Fall Wreath

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. [caption id="attachment_1037" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Florida Fall Wreath"][/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_1039" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Foam pipe insulation"][/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_1044" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="All wrapped up"][/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_1045" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The orange, red and yellow hues of the leaves are very fall like."][/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_1047" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Hanging around"][/caption] What are you crafting this fall? [caption id="attachment_1049" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The end result"][/caption] xoxo Al  

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