Goodbye summer, hello Autumn. Where does the time go? Autumn is a wonderful season of colours, sights, smells and tastes. I’m not really a big decorator for seasons but will be putting up a wreath or two. It is time to get out the Autumn wreath made out of an old rake, some ribbon and some artificial coloured leaves.
While cleaning out the garage one summer I discovered we had 3 rakes and as there are only 2 of us that can use 1 rake each at the same time I decided to create a rake wreath.
There isn’t a law that says a wreath has to round is there?
At first I thought of cutting off the handle and using the top of the rake and hanging it on the wall but decided to leave the handle on to give the full effect of using a rake. I used a garland of coloured fall leaves from the dollar store. The garland was just twisted between the prongs of the rake. There was even a loop on each end that fastened right over one of the prongs. Then I used some more fall leaves that came in a bunch.
A piece of orange ribbon from the ribbon stash completed this simple wreath. Quick and simple, my kind of crafting.
It looks good in several different places. Where will I put it this year?
It looks like I’ve just been raking up the colourful leaves of Autumn.
Here is another wreath made several years ago. The leaves were cut from plastic canvas and stitched in co-ordinating colours and fastened onto a grapevine wreath.
So along with my little fall garden flag and some other items I’ve made in the past I’m ready for some Autumn/Fall decorating.
Are you ready?