I was shopping in Target yesterday and happened upon the Christmas aisle…well, I didnt really happen upon it…I went looking for it LOL because I LOVE when the holiday items come in and I take ages to browse them all…
And I came across a super cute Owl ornament that I knew my girls would absolutely love because he is doing what they love to do – he is reading a book! And then I got to thinking how I could use him to make them each a cute wreath to hang on their bedroom doors for Christmas…and then I realised that I could change it out for every season…
And so I got home and made them each a Fall themed wreath using that owl, some leaves that I made using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and Burlap Ribbon which I am delighted to tell you is ON SALE THIS WEEK!!! – click HERE to find it!
So here is my Owl Wreath…isn’t it cute?!
The grapevine wreath…I found in Michaels and it is sized at 14″ – I wanted it to be sized so that my owl could comfortably hang in the center and this size works out great – it cost $4.95…
The owl…I found in Target’s Christmas section and he was priced at $3 – LOVE him!!!
The leaves…I made these using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die (pg 192) and let me tell ya, this die is a great one to have in your stash – not only does it co-ordinate perfectly with the Wonderfall stamp set, but it is so versatile – I have used it in lots of different projects this season and keep on finding uses for it!
I cut my leaves out of various fall themed cardstocks – Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar – and textured them using 3 different embossing folders:
- Perfect Polka Dots
- Square Lattice
Click HERE to find them in the online store or on pg 190-1 of the Catalog
And you can see the results below…click on the photo for a larger look…
The bow…I made this using 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that you can find on pg 18 of the Holiday Catalog – click HERE to find it in the online store – that ribbon is on sale through the 18th! – and I used hot glue to attach it to my wreath…
For a finishing touch…I added some leaves and an acorn (from the die Autumn Accents) to the top side of my wreath and tied a little bow using Linen Thread…
I think my girls are going to LOVE these when they see them after school today!To attach the wreath to the door I simply used a Clear Scotch Command Hook that you can find in any large big box store – I love that they now come in Clear so that you do not see them!
FINALLY it’s beginning to feel like Fall!!! Today we have a Canadian cold front roaring through the area and with it, the temps are going down…AND the leaves on our Texas Red Oaks are starting to change – it amazes me how suddenly that happens…here is one of my favorite tree’s this morning…
AND we are expecting to have a freeze tonight...I am thinking I’d better move in my tomato plants this afternoon…it still amazes me that you can grow tomatoes outside in October & November in Texas!!!
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Supplies used to make this wreath:
Ribbon: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140) – ON SALE THRU THE 18th NOV OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST!!!
Die Cutting: Big Shot (113439), Autumn Accents Bigz Die (127812)
Embossing: Woodgrain EF (127821), Perfect Polka Dots EF (117335), Square Lattice EF (119976)
Cardstocks: Pumpkin Pie (105117), Cajun Craze (119684), Soft Suede (115318), Old Olive (100702), Baked Brown Sugar (131296), Early Espresso (119686)
Misc: Linen Thread (104199), Dimensionals (104430), Owl (Target), Grapevine Wreath (Michaels), Hot Glue