Saturday, October 1, 2011

Autumn Saturday

A few months ago -- I think it was last spring -- I found this beautiful wreath idea online.

Well, when I went to Hobby Lobby today to find an autumn wreath for the front door, I was distressed -- DISTRESSED -- at the prices they were charging.  I saw wreaths for $79 and gasped out loud.  THEN I saw several for $99 and I thought I'd pass out in the aisle.  Seriously.  Who pays that?!?  So instead, I did the following:

Purchased a grapevine wreath, a wooden number "8," some silk flowers and a little bottle of gold paint.

I came home and made this:

I think it's pretty and autumnal and it took me a few minutes with a glue gun and NOT EVEN CLOSE to $79 bucks.  Haha.  Isn't the 8 cute?  I loved the fancy-ness of it.  

Here's a closer picture of it:

The Phillies play tonight, I'm baking Lauren Parks' pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, the Gamecocks are currently winning against Auburn and all is right with the world.  

How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.  ~John Burroughs


  1. I began to read this post but suddenly jumped up to go pull out the fall wreath I made last year...your post inspired me so much that I didn't finish reading the post. THEN after hanging the wreath I came back to finish reading and saw you gave my cookies a shout out! We are just too cute!

  2. I LOVE that we mutually inspired, haha! Because really, your post the other day about the pumpkin cookies was exactly what I needed to get out my mixer :) Yay us! I want to see what your wreath looks like...