Saturday, September 15, 2012

Vintage Autumn Paper Wreath

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Oh fall. How I love thee. Let me count the ways, like how I am loving going on long walks through the neighborhood everyday in the fresh breeze, stopping at every three year old urge to pick up sticks, the cool night air that made me stop and take a deep breath on my way back to the car from bible study, the orange 100% cashmere sweater my grandmother and I found for $3 at Goodwill, planning a fall party complete with mason jars and candles in trees and hallowed out pumpkins that will hold ice and beer, new brown leather shoes for my birthday...

And this wreath:



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I have an entire vintage dictionary full of crisp, yellowed paper from my Etsy shop and I also have a glue gun so this wreath was ready to be made. I saw a Christmas ornament on Pinterest made with paper cones and I thought, why not make a wreath for the door, my first autumn decoration (Ok, I admit, I had a fall tablecloth out in early September. I couldn't wait).





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The only thing I needed was a wire wreath form which was very inexpensive at Hobby Lobby and a little fall decoration for the middle. I rolled up the paper in a cone shape, secured with a little dab of hot glue and then made enough to create the shape of the wreath. If you don't want an asymmetrical wreath, make sure the cones are all the same size. I like that mine is slightly off center. After that I hot glued all the cones together to form the wreath and then hot glued the wire form onto the back and tacked on a little ribbon to hang.





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 I thought about spraying the finished wreath with a clear finisher to preserve the paper but then I remembered that I have a glass door shielding it from the weather. And I also remembered how much that finisher smells and gives me a headache. But it will probably better protect against the elements to have a clear coat if your door sits out in the open air.

The wire wreath form on the back.





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I think it might be too early to put pumpkins out on the stoop but you know I am itching to.






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