I made a new fall wreath last week and I absolutely love it but I can't take any of the credit for coming up with the design. I've told y'all about the amazing James Farmer before. It started with his unreal floral and event design. Then he wrote a book, became a contributing editor at Southern Living, and in the past year has written three more books. I met him last year in Opelika, Alabama at a book signing. He's just incredibly talented and a really nice guy.
He recently did a blog post about his newest book, Wreaths for All Seasons. I immediately went to Barnes and Noble to hunt it down but mine didn't have in stock yet. One of the wreaths that he included in his blog post, burlap and leaves, really caught my eye so I decided to replicate it.
I found real (dyed) leaves at Michael's. I pulled the leaves off of the stem and pinned them in between the burlap bunches. I think I used about 5 packages of leaves.
I'm still working on the front porch. I'm dragging my feet because the two mums that I bought a few weeks ago have both died already. The blooms seemed to fade overnight. I don't want to decorate my whole porch with mums only to have to repurchase them closer to Thanksgiving when people are actually going to see it!
Happy Fall, y'all!