Well, I am starting to catch the wreath fever :) It seems like wreaths are pretty much a staple of every craft blog - and I have had an itch to make a fall one for my house.
When I saw this pin on pinterest - I loved the simplicity, the earthiness, and the low price tag! I also knew exactly where to get a bunch of straight long sticks - the apple orchard!
New England has great apple orchards, and my kids love picking up the sticks from the ground. This year, I employed them to find as many as they could for me, and I ended up leaving with an armful of beautiful straight sticks.
I followed the tutorial at The Painted Hive Blog, and added a few burlap and fabric rosettes around the middle with a hot glue gun. The whole thing was made with a hot glue gun - and I love it because it is fast!
It was so big, because even though I cut my sticks to approximately the same length, I kept them so long that I hung my first wreath on the outside of my house. It looks really great on my porch!
I had enough sticks leftover to make a smaller one for my door...
For this one, I glued dried and flattened leaves that I have collected from years past around the middle, and hung the words "Happy Harvest" which I had cut out of paper and distressed with ink...