Happy September 1st! And Happy Birthday to me!
I know all the blogs out there are showing lovely Fall wreaths for the door. Not me. I like to take each month and try to create a wreath that reflects that month. Besides my birthday, when I think of September I think of Apple Season, Back to School and Sunflowers. Life is too short to wish away time. Each day and month is a precious gift, so don’t hurry it past! So, anyway, those are things I want to create a wreath with. So, I did!
You know me, the wreath has to be fun, pretty and welcoming but, also…Thrifty!
Let’s get started with the supplies!
4 wood rulers (I had these ones already but, you can get them now at Walmart .25 cents each)
Hot glue gun
a couple of faux apples (Dollar Tree)
Yellow pencils (had on hand)
Sunflowers ( Dollar Tree)
various ribbon or raffia (raided my craft stockpile)
First thing was to cut the apples in half. This takes a little strength and a good sharp knife. Cut away to make the back fairly even.
Then glue the rulers together.
Since the apples are the largest items going on this wreath, glue them on first. I put a half of both colors on the bottom and then just one half on the opposite corner.
Next, I glued a couple of pencils I didn’t want them perfectly criss crossed, just a little off kilter. You won’t be seeing much of the pencils when the wreath is done.
Now you start popping the flower heads off the stems and hot gluing them around the apples. I used 2 larger head sunflower bushes. One yellow and one orange. You want to start with the largest flowers first. There is no right or wrong way to adding your flowers except for bunching them close to the apples. Do this on the bottom and on the top corner where your other apple is.
I also bought one bush of smaller yellow sunflowers to just fill in here and there.
Add some raffia or ribbon tied to the middle of the top to hang the wreath.
When I hang up my wreath I then start looking for all the little glue strands and get rid of them. It just seems easier to do it when it is hanging at eye level.
And there you have a fun, easy and thrifty September themed wreath!