First, I can’t find the charger for my Nikon battery. Luckily my iPhone takes decent photos, but not the best. So I apologize for the photos from yesterday, on until when I finally find that thing.
This simple little wreath is now decorating our mantle, along with the Button Pumpkin and Pumpkin Garland. I made it last night from some pine cones the kids and I picked up the other day in the park. If it hadn’t been dark and raining last night, I would have driven to the park to grab more for a bigger wreath. But I worked with what I had, and this mini wreath is just the perfect size for the mantle.
The best part of this wreath? I cost about a quarter to make!
Since I started making felt flowers a couple of days ago, the hot glue gun and I have become best buddies. Can you see the hot glue strings still hanging on the pine cones? I should have picked them off before snapping this photo. Let’s pretend they’re cobwebs – very Halloween, right?
I started with gobs of hot glue between the pine cones, kind of pressing them together so they overlapped and stuck. But that obviously didn’t look very pretty, so I wrapped red felt strips around the seams. The flower is from the Not Martha tutorial again. I discovered a much easier, and still cute, way to make flowers after this one, so this was the odd one out from the bunch of fall felt flowers I made yesterday.
I’m now in Thanksgiving decoration mode, since Halloween is going to be here and gone so soon. There are still two big carving pumpkins on our sidewalk that I’ve promised the kids we’ll carve, though, so we’re not over Halloween just yet.