With temperatures still hovering in the upper 80’s and 90’s I am really struggling to find my fall decorating mojo. Despite things going slow around here I did sit down to craft a little “wreath” for our fireplace in the living room last week.
Using an old picture frame (that was originally painted red), an adorable little elf, wheat, wooden sprigs, berry garland along with a small pumpkin and pinecones, I managed to assemble a sweet and super simple little piece that has my soul bursting to add even more autumn touches around the house!
After spraying my formerly red frame with Gold Krylon stone textured finish paint I picked up off the clearance rack at Michael’s, I let it sit 48 hours to completely dry. Southern humidity has a way of messing with paint, so I didn’t want to take any chances with my frame.
I didn’t have a huge amount of accents to add to my frame. I wanted to keep it simple and festive, so that is exactly what I did. Using a hot glue gun to attach elements, I created a corner of autumn accents that featured my little elf as the centerpiece.
I attached my elf using floral wire that wrapped around his waist under his jacket as to not damage him when I take the wreath down at the end of the season.
I debated quite a bit about adding ribbon, but after looking at the partially finished wreath decided that a festive bow in the top corner finished it off quite nicely.
As I previously mentioned, I am just getting started on my decorating this season. Our fireplace area is quite large and does not have a mantle, so the “wreath” seems a little lost. I am busy trying to come up with a few ideas to highlight the area and make it a focal point as we entertain this season.
If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them! Decorating a hearth can be a challenge when it doesn’t have a mantle.
OH! If you like my little Elf, he is by a company called Raz. You can purchase them online (trendytree.com), but I found mine in a sweet little holiday shop in downtown Hendersonville, NC. I love to shop local, so I will be returning for more holiday goodies as the seasons change.
I hope that you have a fabulous week!