October 15, 2012

'Charming' Beaded Leaf Fall Wreath

Hey guys!!

This week is going to be h.e.c.t.i.c. around here for me. 
October is a CRAZY month in all my classes and I'm feeling very snowed under with everything I have to do to finish out my LAST grad school semester. 
Yup, I said last :)
All that stands between me and graduation are six months of clinicals.

But I'm getting there. 

I've been promising for a couple weeks that I'd get my way cute fall wreath up soon.
And I'm here to deliver on that today.
Cuz even with all the craziness going on, I can't have fall without a new fall wreath :)

And this one makes me super happy! 

Check out the little blinged out fall cutie: 

Oh my.
I'm in love with this little wreath. 
It turned out so much better than I even thought up originally :) 
Just love it when that happens!

It was a fun bunch of things to work with and lots of fun textures!!
I was completely inspired by the gorgeous rope & linen embellishments I found at Hobby Lobby by Canvas Corps. 
It set the mood for the whole thing...

*Wreath form
*Yarn of choice (I chose a gorgeous knobby teal) 
*Beading Wire
*One package of chocolate pearls
*Two strands of Leaf charms (Hobby Lobby) 
*Rope (Canvas Corp)
*Linen Strips (Canvas Corp)

First things first,
get that wreath form wrapped in yarn!
This takes a little bit but I think I've done about a hundred of them now, so I've got the rhythm down pat :)
It helps if you're watching Vampire Diaries, just sayin' 

To make the rope rosettes, all you do is take a thick rope (Mine was Canvas Corp) and start rolling it around itself.
Use dots of hot glue to secure it as you go. 
Once it's about as big as you want, cut the end of the rope at an angle and then tack down with a little more glue. 

I glued a few chocolate pearls in the middle of them. 

Next is the fun (and a little tedious) part. 
Take the stringing wire and start stringing your beads. 
I would do several chocolate beads and then add in a leaf. 
Keep going until it's as long as you want it to be. 

I secured it to the wreath form with sewing pins. 
Easy peasy. 

Before gluing the rope rosettes on, 
I wrapped a little bit of torn linen around the side. 
Then add your rosettes :) 

For a little extra bling, 
I ran a sewing pin through a few of the chocolate pearls and sprinkled them around the rest of the wreath. 

Aren't the textures just gorgeous together? 
I love love love the little leaf charms. 

You know that teal just makes my heart warm, don't you? 
It's the perfect shade for crisp fall weather!

I tacked another small piece of rope to the top to hang it from. 
Gorgeousness :)

Now if only Arkansas would get on board with the whole idea of 'fall'. 
Pretty please?
I'd love some gorgeous, crisp weather to accompany all the pumpkins & falling leaves :) 

I'd love to hear what you think of my little fall wreath!!! 

And I've got some fun before & after furniture pieces to share with you soon too! 
Hope you guys have a great week :) 

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  1. Umm... love the color :) I need this. It's super cute!!!

  2. Very very pretty! Love the colours!

  3. This is my favorite wreath! Seriously, I've never seen a wreath that appeals to me more. Beautiful!

  4. What a simply creative wreath!! Great color choice, too. LOVE <3

  5. Once again, such a cute project! does feel sort of fallish here today!! Can't wait to break out the boots and sweaters, though.

  6. I love the colors! This is just gorgeous!

  7. I just adore your wreath! This is my first time visiting your blog. I found you at Beyond the Picket Fence. I love teal, and the rope rosettes. And as for fall, southern California hasn't taken the hint either! Have a great weekend :)

  8. love the colors!


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