Monday, November 15, 2010

-- Dare to... Be Thankful --

The Dare to Do It Yourself Challenge is back this year (Thanks Kim from The NewlyWoodwards!) and there are so many more participants this year compared to last.

This week's challenge was:

"Take some time making your own DIY Thanksgiving project. It could be a fun Thanksgiving advent calendar, homemade thank-you cards, a banner or something completely unique."

Since Thanksgiving is long over in my neck of the woods I'm adopting this as more of a Fall-ish challenge and so I'm going to share my Fall wreath for this week.  All the materials are from Michael's and the whole project was maybe $10... just a grapevine wreath and a few different springs of leaves and other fall-like faux foliage.  This was a quick one as I didn't even hot glue any of the pieces in... I just made sure to stick the foliage sprigs in between the grapevine so they were secure.


Only bad part is that a while ago we were sitting in our living room watching TV and heard a ruckus toward the door.  The dog took off in a frenzy and I soon realized that the wreath is a great perch for the neighbourhood squirrels.  Uncool, especially when they leave their slice of 12 grain bread behind... gross!   


Can't wait to see what everyone else created...

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10 comments:

Littlec said...

This is beautiful Amanda. Great work! I'd like to come to your place around Christmas to see everything you put up.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

So cheap and easy, but so gorgeous! I like how you only put the foliage on part of the wreath and left the other part natural. Gotta love Michael's!

Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This looks great! I love the blooms you chose, and a grapevine wreath is always a solid choice. =)

Thanks for linking up this week. It means a lot.

missarahlou said...

Oh I love it! I love the grapevine wreath... I might have to make a little trip to Michael's soon!

Oonafey said...

Ugh, you must have the Martha gene. This looks so great and you're all "meh. It was quick and easy". Love it!

Mrs. Adventure said...

Holy crap your squirls are that brave? I love the wreath :+)

Shannon said...

Awesome wreath, I love the little spiky ball thingies especially! And the color of your door is great!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I'm a sucker for such a big wreath! Nicely done!

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Such a great wreath - perfectly fall. I can't believe the squirrels actually perch up there!? Guess they have good taste... :)

Thanks for visiting my blog the other day!

*claire* said...

this is so pretty! i love grapevine, but it's always so pricey! looks like you found a good deal.
that's hilarious about the squirrel too! :)

 
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