A little while ago I took a walk with Jared on the local trail which is such a beautiful place. I try not to take it for granted and I'll definitely miss it when we move from here. The leafs were blowing around everywhere and were still in good condition. We made a game of trying to find the biggest leaf, Jared won by a long shot. :) I still did not know what I was going to use them for but I gathered a TON and when I got home we looked around the yard for anything colorful or with an interesting texture. I ripped out my sad little corn stalks, trying to tell myself, "They were just baby corns! That was the problem!" I also possibly ran into the neighbors yard with scissors aimed right at their shrubs... possibly... and I hacked off a few little branches of the multi-colored young trees in the garden. (Man, this is sounding violent!) Suddenly *BINGO* The idea of the wreath was born!
Maps "helping" and looking at how beautiful these decaying leafs are
|My corn did horribly this year! So I figured I better use it somehow...|
|Off the topic of wreaths, but I looked over to my kitchen sink window while taking pictures and I wanted to show you this really neat rock we found that looks just like a skull, am I right??!!|
|Don't worry about any sticking out stems, we will fix that later.|
Step 2. (Continued) Lift the leaves from where you very first started making the circle and simply tuck the stems in...
|This is how it should look when all the stems are tucked under|
|Perfectly flowing all one direction|
|Ta-da! Flipped over and still in one piece!|
|I just double knotted mine and ended with a bow so the knots would not come undone|
|See how there are STILL stems poking out? Ugh, it takes a while but they all must be tied for support and so your wreath will have a clean hollow hole in the middle|
Here is mine all done and up on our door! Hope you enjoy!
Also When your done you can just throw it in your garden or compost or wherever you want! :)