Today I’m sharing how I’m updating store bought wreaths for fall. I’ll also show you how I’m styling our tiny front porch this year with mums in pretty fall colors.
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You know I’m all about making my own wreaths, but sometimes when the price is right it’s better to buy them ready for display. When I read the price tags on these wreaths I realized I could hardly make them any cheeper. A few dollars more for thistle picks and now the wreaths have just the right charm I was looking for.
Having two front doors means that the decorating budget has the potential of getting out of control. If I’m not careful I could easily spend twice as much as I did when we had a single door. By the way I only spent $12.99 on each one at HomeGoods. How’s that for spotting a bargain?
This year I’m going for a little more color on the porch for that drive by curb appeal. I love these twig wreaths with pops of green and deep orange. All they need is a little more filler around the the center.
Updating Store Bought Wreaths For Fall
To update the twig wreaths, I’m using two thistle picks (from Michael’s), and some pine cones from my Christmas stash.
First separate the stems using wire cutters and remove the leaves. Then hot glue the thistle stems around the center ring of the wreath.
Next add a few pine cones with hot glue to fill in any gaps. The last step is adding ribbon, string or a loop of wire to hang the wreaths.
I’m using the same orange and white ribbon from my Paper Bag Fall Wreath project. To view the post click here.
Mums For Fall Color
When working with a tiny porch I have to make every square inch count. That’s why I’m going with three large mums to compliment the Boston fern and ivy in the tall urn.
The orangey red color in the wreaths is inspiring the mum selection this year. Normally I’m all about the white and yellow mums, although this year I’m being pulled in a red and rusty orange direction. Unfortunately one of the orange mums is not in bloom yet, but as they say, the photo shoot must go on.
Speaking of color I’m updating the flower pot holding caladiums by adding a brown leaf coleus. It still has plenty of time to grow and will add another layer of color to the potted plants.
When the mums are at their peak in a few weeks I’ll update this post with an additional photo. 😉
Pumpkins or No Pumpkins
I really don’t have a lot of room left on the porch for the kind of fresh pumpkin display I enjoy arranging. So instead of fresh pumpkins I’m using two terra cotta pumpkins. These are from my post Three Easy Faux Pumpkin Makeovers, that you may remember from last year.
I’m enjoying mixing things up this year, but that doesn’t mean I going to avoid the pumpkin patch all together. In fact I’m thinking of traditional jack-o-lanterns for late October. It may be a fun activity for us to do with the grand littles. We’ll see!
For more ideas click on my post from last year, Classic Fall Decorating For A Small Porch.
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I’m so happy with how our fall porch is coming together and patiently waiting for all the mums to bloom. Are you working on your front porch or front door yet? If so I hope these ideas will be of help. Thank you for visiting today.
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