A few weekends back Allen went on a little fishing trip with one of his friends. Don’t get me wrong, I love Allen but I was a little excited about the prospect of a weekend full of crafting and trashy reality television. Hello, Real Housewives. So as soon as BK was sleeping soundly in her bed I set out to make a pretty new fall wreath for our front door. I wanted something that would carry me through fall, something that would work for both Halloween and Thanksgiving.
It looks much harder than it actually was. Here is my biggest tip, spread out a big garbage bags because the moss is messy. Oh, and call me crazy but I didn’t realize it was real moss. In a world of synthetic and over processed everything, it’s nice to know you can still go purchase a bag of moss at your nearest craft superstore. Who knew? And I’m not going to lie, I was half-expecting bugs to crawl out of the mossy dirt and rocks in this bag. The sweet people at the moss company (factory?) were kind enough to safe guard against that and there were in fact, no bugs. Thank goodness because my husband wasn’t home to kill them for me which is a whole other problem in itself. It was almost too much like the outdoors for my taste.
To make the wreath pictured, here’s what you’ll need:
- straw wreath
- 4 bags of preserved sheet moss
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- decorative pumpkins (or other fun and festive fall decorations) those cute little pumpkins I used were about 1.50 at Hobby Lobby in the fall section.
Once you have glued all of the moss onto the wreath add the the accents to the wreath using ribbon. I just tied these pumpkins on the ribbon and hot glued the ribbon directly onto the wreath. Loop it over itself so all of the strain isn’t on the wreath. Then glue each ribbon over the first one.
I tied another piece of ribbon around the three pieces that held the pumpkin accents and attached a looped piece of ribbon to hang the wreath. Just experiment with this part until you find something you love. I think I tried it a million different ways, added bows and burlap loops before I decided on this end result:
All moss jokes aside, I absolutely love the way it looks. I’m already brainstorming Christmas-themed moss wreaths because I think it looks just right against the color of our doors.