Monday, November 10, 2014

Fall Wreath

I apologize in advance for the poor quality of the pictures.  We have had days on end of clouds and rain for weeks. Sunlight has been so rare that I was diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency and have to take prescription supplements now!

In trying to use some of my craft stash, I came across this grapevine wreath I found at a thrift store for next to nothing.  Someone had ripped some previous decorations off it and there were still bits of it left here and there. 

I had seen these adorable little putka pods for sale on Etsy and couldn't resist.  They look like teeny, tiny pumpkins. You can get them in natural or dyed, so I got a mixture of both. I got them from Cattails.

It was super easy to make.  I used some sheet moss from JoAnn's. and just pulled off small pieces of it to glue sparingly around the wreath using my trusty hot glue gun.

Then I glued the putka pods in the spaces between and some on the moss itself.

Using a burlap ribbon, I just looped a piece around the wreath and used duct tape to secure it to the back of my chalkboard.

It seemed a little bare, so I cut a stencil out using my silhouette cameo and contact paper. Then I rubbed chalk over the stencil.  Go gently here so as not to lift the edges of the stencil.

Easy as pie and perfect handwriting. I could have claimed I had mad chalk writing skills, but I cannot tell a lie.  I stink at writing on chalkboards.'s our little secret.

My cup overfloweth.
Blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving season!

This project was featured here!

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  1. I love it! You did a fantastic job!

  2. Too Cute! I knew I had to take a look, I always like the cute things you come up with!

  3. Hi Deborah, Oh I just love this and thank you for sharing your steps. It really turned out great. This could also be done for Christmas with berries etc. I did chalk board art recently using a stencil. I also just started to use the chalk pens. They are great with no dust and removable with water.
    Have a great week and thanks for sharing your talents.
    Hugs and Blessings

  4. Brilliant idea about the stencil and chalk!!! Yes, i won't tell! ha ha! Happy week! patsy

  5. I didn't know what those pods were called but I picked up a container of orange ones and another of red ones quite a few years ago and have had fun using them different pretty jars and hurricanes. I would never have thought to glue them onto a wreath, or anything like you've done here. This is so clever Deborah!! I love how you hung it over the chalkboard too!! :)

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Project Inspire{d}!

  6. That is cute, Deborah. I like how simple and rustic it is. The stencil behind it is the perfect finishing touch. xo Diana

  7. First, I love your new wreath, very creative! Second, I am excited you liked my kitchen enough to feature it next week! Thank you. It was a grueling process, but I love the outcome!

  8. Deborah, I think your wreath is lovely! I love moss and I noticed that it is available bagged in both green and neutral. I am not familiar with putka pods, but the colors are perfect! I have a wreath hanging on a chalkboard too, but I didn't think of the stencil idea~ very cool. I have a Cricut, maybe I can create something similar. Blessings to you too.

  9. Adorable wreath! I love the moss and simple elegance of it!

  10. What a pretty fall wreath! love the idea of using the adorable putka pods. Simple Elegance! Hugs, Poppy

  11. Thanks for sharing this on Last Fabulous Friday Maria
    You are featured this Friday


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