Do you hear that? The silence? That’s right, all is quiet on the cottage front because today is BACK TO SCHOOL! The day all mothers half dread and half adore. We had a very busy weekend preparing for this auspicious day.
But I did sneak in one wee craft for the front door.
My friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life is hosting a Fall Home Tour and has graciously invited me to join in the fun. It is scheduled for September 7th through the 11th. With the way time flies I thought I’d better get started.
I wanted to create a welcoming arrangement for the front door. As I am not a big fan of the colors orange and rust fall décor can be a bit tricky. But I found some inspiration in the floral aisle of At Home (formerly Garden Ridge).
My favorite finds were the faux oak leaf stems that featured tiny little acorns.
I thought it might be fun to add a bit of sparkle so out came the glue and glitter.
The pumpkin stems now have a bit of panache as well.
One challenge I have is that our front door features a long oval window. Traditional round wreaths look rather out of place. So when I spied a metal basket with touches of a darker shade of our front door color I felt as though I had found a winner.
I positioned a block of florist foam inside the metal basket and began adding in the faux flora and fauna until it was a truly bountiful harvest.
As I stepped back I decided it needed a bit of ribbon so that it could hang a bit lower on the door. I didn’t have any on hand but I’ll make sure it’s done by the home tour.
The paint color can be found HERE.
Because it’s Monday I thought I would give you a “Keepin’ it real” shot. While I was hanging up the fall basket Franz caught a frog and brought it to me in his mouth as a gift. Blah!
Have you gotten any special gifts lately?