Welcome to my home!
I was inspired by a beautiful wreath I saw in the Williams-Sonoma catalog. With two kids in college this fall, I couldn't purchase this gorgeous wreath, but inspiration is free!
image courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.com
Determined not to spend a penny, I used a straw wreath form and pulled together all my fallish-looking elements and my glue gun.
First I simply glued sheet moss all over the straw form. (Tip: Leave the straw form wrapped in plastic; otherwise, you'll have a mess.)
Actually, the plain moss-covered wreath is kind of pretty:
Using the Williams-Sonoma wreath as inspiration, I glued and poked until the moss form was covered in autumnal elements. Here's the wreath I created for myself:
For $0, I'm really happy with it!
Encouraged by the way my wreath turned out, I used the rest of my fallish-looking floral elements to create a centerpiece for the table on my screened porch.
This was also a zero-cost project. I filled a basket with plastic grocery bags, then covered the plastic with a layer of moss. I placed a pumpkin from my pumpkin collection in the center of the basket, then just added leaves, pine cones, magnolia seed pods, cattails, feathers--anything that looked fallish.
Still to come--feathering the inside of my nest for autumn. I'll pull out more pumpkins and acorns soon. I plan to wait until October to put out any Hallowe'en decorations. Then November will be dedicated to Thanksgiving decor. I want to enjoy Autumn as long as I can!
What about you? Are you doing any fall nesting?