A Simple Tip // Spruce Up a Basic Wreath for Fall

We've got 3 large wreaths for our front door -- one each for Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall. I love to peruse all the DIY wreaths on Pinterest {in fact, we have an entire board dedicated to them}; but I rarely recreate them because wreaths can be bulky and awkward to store. Yet, I think they are a fun way to spruce up your home in a different way each year.

So, I've been trying to create wreaths with perishable items {like items from nature and my split pea wreath last summer} or "spruce up" a basic wreath that I can use for other seasons as well.

These small wreaths are perfect for that and I wanted to add something to them for fall. An obvious choice would be some ribbon and a bow; but I didn't really have any fall-ish ribbon on hand.

When we visited the farmer's market over the weekend my son picked out these knobby ornamental gourds. He liked them because they "looked funny" and was excited when I suggested that we hang them on the wreaths.

I used some thick jute twine {you can purchase the twine here, affiliate link} to wrap the neck of each gourd -- with a loop tied in the back.

I hung the loop on the wreath holder; but I could have just tied it around the wreath instead. The bright color of the gourds is perfect against the green wreaths and it just took a few minutes {along with the purchase of zero new wreaths, yay!}.

When you're shopping, keep an eye out for affordable, simple wreaths that can work in any season -- and then, get creative!! That's my challenge to you, and me :)

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