After my Pumpkin Spice Latte, College Game Day, and morning walk with T, I treated myself to some shopping since Phil was working. I really only went out for candles…….but if you know me at all, you know that I didn’t come home with just candles (oopsies! I just might have a shopping problem lol).
When I was at Hobby Lobby, I noticed how absolutely gorgeous the fall wreaths were. Knowing that I am not one with a lot of time this fall, I thought I would purchase one since I normally make my own.
That is what the price tag said! I kid you not! Granted it was 50% off, but still, $40 for a wreath from HL?! I DON’T THINK SO!
When I saw that price tag, the challenge was on! I was going to show up HL! No, I was going to blow them out of the water (maybe this was the extra caffeine I had consumed earlier talking now?)
Here are the tools for my wreath:
Folkart paint (Metallic Inca Gold)- $0.99
2 Pumpkins- $1.47
Satin ribbon- $1.99
The first thing I did was paint the ‘H’; I only did 2 coats. I really liked the shade & shine with the metallic paint. While the paint was drying, I glued the leaves and the pumpkins to the swag. I only glued on 7 of the leaves, but I’m sure you could do way more if you wanted to. Then, using the ribbon, I tied the ‘H’ to the bottom of the swag.
Even though I hadn’t planned on making a wreath of any sort this year because of time, this wreath took me less than 10 minutes and only ran me $12.42! In your face HL!
I have the swag hanging at the center of the mantle. I was going to put it on the front door, but Phil said he liked it here, so here it is :-)
What do you think?