Even though the temperatures around here are still in the 90's, I am chomping at the bit to start decorating for fall! I love the colors, the tastes, the smells, and the feel of autumn in the air. So, I decided to get a jump start on the season and pull out some of my fall decor! Last year I put this wreath together with things I already had and picked up a few things here and there at Hobby Lobby. Instead of using it on my front door, I thought it would look nice on the brick above my mantel. I feel like I can enjoy it more here, rather than outside.
I got these lovely topiary forms at a yard sale for 25 cents last year and never got around to re-making them. They were covered in this awful orangey moss and an abundance of fakey fake orange and yellow leaves. Ummmmmmm, no thank you! After, I stripped them down to bare bones, I hot glued a feather boa around each tree form. A cheap and easy makeover.
I don't know how I feel about them, though. They're looking a bit like I wrapped kitty fur around them. My 10 year old actually laughed out loud when he saw them! Uhhh, thanks?
As you can see, I did a whole lot of moving and shuffling and tweaking in the process of putting my fall mantel together. I think I like this way the best......for the next 20 minutes anyway! Things are constantly moving and changing around this house. It's a sickness I have. Hi, my name is Amanda and I'm a tweaker!