So as my brain was lighting up and the blast of AC lightly blew against the frizzy curls on my hairline, a woman and her teenage daughter, just steps in front of me, said, "It's not even September yet!" I might have stopped dead in my tracks. What in the hell did she just say? We were 2 weeks shy of September and this woman is judging what keeps me going during that dreadful month. And what exactly do we owe August, hmmm? NOTHING. Nothing but preparing for fall & Christmas (at least that's what goes on in my house). It's a craft store and people plan ahead, especially those of us who decorate. Boy, was this woman in store for what was inside- fully stocked aisles (like, 10 of them!) of Christmas decor. Why was she here? I bet she's the type who leaves facebook comments on news sites, "This is news?!?!" Sometimes I scan comments just looking for that person who writes that. I love it. I could seriously come up with "Everyday Bingo" and it would be fun... spot the person who just got offended that holiday decor is on the shelves! I can't wait for when the first Christmas commercial comes on and I witness someone say, "But it's not even Halloween yet!"
So yesterday in honor of September 1st, I busted out my fall boxes to take inventory and take all the non-Halloween stuff out of hiding. Okay, I have 5 things total that are strictly fall. Everything else is pretty much a jack-o-lantern. I shall wait until mid-September to coat my home with Halloween but until then, I needed something. So here is my 10 minute craft for the day. No joke, 10 minutes tops, but that has a lot to do with me having everything on hand already. I bought these empty frames from Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago and I've done a million things with them and I like that this craft is not your average fall wreath.
Here's what you need:
Branches of fake fall leaves, other greenery
Burlap ribbon or fun fall bows
Fabric scissors (hair scissors work equally as well)
Double sided tape
I have this good, sturdy yet bendable floral wire that I love. It seems to keep things in place better than the thin dark green wire I sometimes use. You could certainly glue your foliage onto the frame but I get bored with things and I like to switch it up all the time. This also saves me money!