Is it feeling like fall in your area? Temperatures are just beginning to dip a little in Charleston. I’m still not ready for full on fall decorating. I’ll wait just a bit longer before setting up fall decor inside, but it’s not too soon to add a touch of fall to our front door. This Fall Floral Frame Wreath is a quick and easy way to welcome fall. This month, along with our group of blogging friends, we are participating in a Dollar Store Craft Challenge. I always enjoy finding ways to use dollar store items in my craft projects.
I love stopping by my local Dollar Tree to check out the seasonal decor. I always find fun items that I can use for crafting. For only a few dollars, I can combine several of the items I find there and turn them into a decor piece.
I hope you’ll visit the other bloggers participating in this month’s challenge.
Stop by the following blogs for some wonderful inspiration!
My go to dollar store is The Dollar Tree. I often find lots of pretty florals there that can be used to create seasonal pieces. I purchased 10 stems. Each stem had 5 blooms on it. I knew I wanted to pull the blooms from the stems for the project I had in mind. I was guessing about how many blooms I would need. The Autumn Greetings sign isn’t my taste, but I knew I could change it to fit the wreath. I purchased the frame at Goodwill a couple of years ago with the intent of using it for a wreath. Finally, I’ve gotten around to using it!
I also bought coppery pipe cleaners and a fall adornment at The Dollar Tree.
The pumpkin is lightweight so it works well for this project. I thought I would need to paint over the image to change it, but as I looked closely at it, I realized that it would lift right off.
It was lightly glued in place and most of the glue came off as I separated the image piece from the burlap. I used jewelry pliers to remove the remaining glue.
The burlap covered pumpkin looked much better for this project.
The pumpkin is attached to the frame with a pipe cleaner. I thought I might need to use pipe cleaners to attach the blooms, but I decided to use hot glue.
I wasn’t crazy about the leaf at the top of the pumpkin. It needed to be dressed up a little. I left it in place an added a bloom with hot glue. Four strips of orange cord were also added and hot glued onto the back of the pumpkin. I also added a few beads of hot glue to secure the pumpkin to the frame.
Before adding the bloom, it was removed from its stem. To make sure the blooms would all be flush with the surface, I used jewelry pliers to snip the stem close to the flower.
To complete the pumpkin, the fall adornment with bells was added. This is looped around the stem of the pumpkin.
After trimming the blooms to fit flush against the frame, I began hot gluing them along the frame.
I thought that I wanted part of the frame to show, but after completing one row around the frame, it didn’t look full enough.
Fortunately, I purchased more stems that I originally thought I would need, so I had a lot of them that could be added. I doubled them on the top and bottom of the frame. To cover the sides of the frame, I found some small stems that I had in my craft stash. They were just the right size.
Once all of the flowers were added, the frame disappeared, but I think it looks better being this full.
10 Floral Stems With 5 Blooms Per Stem
Dollar Tree Pumpkin
I love the color combination for the wreath and by using dollar store items, the cost, excluding the frame, was only $12.00. Since I’ve had the frame for a while, I’m not sure of the exact cost of it, but Goodwill always has large frames for only a few dollars.
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Fall Floral Frame Wreath
Be sure to stop by the blogs linked above to have a look at how others met this month’s Dollar Store Craft Challenge! I can’t wait to see the creativity!
We’ll be sharing with lots of these great parties!