The following is a true story.

On September 24, 2012, my 4th of July Ruffled Wreath with Pool Noodle & Mirrors came down.

After 120 days of true patriotism I decided to change the front door decor.

Maybe it was the cool nights and crisp mornings that jump started this long over due craft or maybe I’m actually starting to care about decorating. Keeping up. Copying trends. Doing what a good crafty blogger would do. Something. Anything.

I could have thrown up a dang pine cone bouquet on the door. I’ve certainly passed 19 million of them from my door to my car over the last 90 days. Even turned my ankle on about 36 pine cones.

Maybe my laziness expired.

Whatever the reason is I’m glad that I made a new wreath. And I’m glad I waited til I was good and ready to do it.

I’m on my own schedule. That’s why this blog thing is groovy. It’s my way. All the way.

At first I was going to go all out on a new wreath when I suddenly remembered my burlap wreath. My easy to do but oh so cute burlap wreath! I remembered that the whole reason I made one was to be able to reuse it just by swapping out accessories.

I went crazy at Hobby Lobby yesterday. I hate to buy picks and flowers because they’re so expensive but they were on sale and I had a coupon so I just went for it.

All of the pumpkins on the wreath and that includes the ones that look like tomatoes (Oh, how I need a real camera!) are all picks. All I had to do to attach a pumpkin to the wreath was to poke the stick through the wire frame and burlap and bend it just so in the back to make it stay put. So easy.

All of the floral action was from the DollarTree. Paying $1 instead of $4 or $6 per floral pick makes me a happy crafty girl. :)

With this renewed decorating spirit I’ve really begun to tackle the awkward space that is my mantle. I can’t wait to show you how it turns out. I think I’ll be posting the finished mantle this week! So far so good! Stay tuned!

Question: Have you decorated your home for fall? Is anyone out there more lazy than I?


I’m linking this project herehere and here.


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  • sandy

    You know, I really like your Fall wreath.. think it’s
    time for me to get one up on my front door..
    very nice indeed!

    • ccleahy

      Thank you very much Sandy! You can do it!! When you do toss us a pic!

  • Chelsea P.

    That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

    • ccleahy

      Thanks so much Chelsea and I’m glad you stopped by!

  • Elizabeth Grimes

    That is gorgeous! I love the colors!

    • ccleahy

      Thanks Elizabeth!

  • printabelle

    That looks like Fall on a wreath, and I love that you bought the items from the Dollar store, I’m always looking for fun things to do with dollar store supplies.

    • ccleahy

      Question: What’s the best compliment to receive?
      Answer: “That looks like Fall on a wreath”

      Thanks for always stopping in to see me!!!

  • Tilly’s Nest

    This is such a beautiful wreath! I found you through Six Sister’s Hop. I would love to invite you over to my Down Home Blog hop. I’d be thrilled if you join us.

  • Charlene@apinchofjoy

    You are featured this week on Busy Monday! Stop by this
    afternoon to grab a featured button from the button box. Pinned! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday and
    hope to see more great ideas soon!

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  • cathy@My 1929 Charmer

    Love your wreath, and love the ruffled burlap on one size and the pumpkins scattered all over. It is a very pretty fall wreath, and it kinda makes me smile, it has a nice spirit to it!

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you
    helped make the party a success!

    • ccleahy

      *Huge smiles* Thanks for the wonderful compliments!!!!

  • Gail

    ummm, I might be lazier….just yesterday I noticed I still have my rustic flag hanging on my fence…. yikes!
    love your wreath! I never make it to michaels or hob lob, they are not near me. $$ tree, yep!
    great job with your wreath

    • ccleahy

      I’m sure this is awful but I’m glad you’re in the same camp as me! :) Sometimes I’m just so slow to get things done. I still haven’t finished decorating my mantle for fall. I joke that fall will be over by the time I get it done! Slow to put up and slow to take down…I guess it all works out in the end!

      Gail, where do you live? We should all chip in and send you a Hob Lob care package!

  • Claire Rose

    I featured your wreath on my Saturday faves! Have a great weekend-claire

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