Hello, hello! Guess what?! IT’S COMING!!!! My favorite season!!! FALL!!!!!!!!! (Sheesh—-exclamation mark happy much?!) I still have my spring wreaths on the door, which has been driving me berserk, and I have been craving some cute fall wreaths. Today’s fall wreath blog hop has given me the perfect motivation to finally pull the trigger and MAKE some! My son and I are both completely smitten with the way that this fall hedgehog wreath turned out. But before we talk hedgehogs, take a look at the fall wreaths that my blogging buddies have cooked up. Seriously…….amazing. I am surrounded by freaky-talented people. Wow.
From left to right:
Wheat and Burlap Fall Wreath via Clean and Scentsible
Chevron and Posie Fall Wreath via Nest of Posies
Fall Hedgehog Wreath via Bombshell Bling
Fall Bittersweet Wreath via The Lily Pad Cottage
Fall Burlap and Plaid Wreath via A Glimpse Inside
Easy Fall Hydrangea Wreath via A Night Owl Blog
Burlap Flower Cone via Sweet C’s Designs
Amazing, huh? Be sure to visit their sites for full pictures that will be great for pinning! Now on to the tale of me sweet little hedgehog.
Last week I went to JoAnn Fabrics to browse around and get inspired, and I spotted this sweet little hedgehog. I was thinking aloud that maybe I could use him and my five year old son grabbed him and started cuddling him and saying, “Use him, mama!!” in the baby voice that he usually reserves for his cousins that are actual babies. Okayyyyyyy……. I guess it was hedgehog love at first sight! I spotted the branches of acorns in a box near the hedgehogs (this is all in the fake flower section, by the way) and decided to grab an 18″ grapevine wreath form and make the simplest fall wreath EVER. For real.
Don’t believe me? THIS is how simple this wreath is: I remembered that I was supposed to have made it and sent a picture off for the collage FIFTEEN MINUTES BEFORE I LEFT FOR THE AIRPORT. So, what did I do? Did I do what any sane, rational person would do and just accept that I wasn’t going to be able to participate in the blog hop? Ummmm…..of course not! Of course I pulled out my glue gun and plugged it in so that I could churn this puppy out! Done in five minutes flat, and then it was photographed and loaded on to my computer just before I ran out the door. And THAT is how it is done, folks. 😉
Alrighty, then, let’s keep moving. To make this wreath you will need an 18″ grapevine wreath form, three branches of fake acorns, a wooden hedgehog, and a hot glue gun. I found all of this at JoAnn Fabrics.
I simply snapped part of the extended branch bottom off of the acorn branches, slid them in between the branches of the grapevine wreath, and squeezed glue into the holes to secure them in place. I put each of the three acorn clusters in at a slightly different area on the wreath so they would be together, but also separate enough for each color to “shine.”
Next I slathered the back of the hedgehog with hot glue and stuck him directly onto the wreath form at an angle that I liked. That’s it. Seriously. INSANELY easy. I told you!!
I am totally loving having this wreath on my front door. I am ready for fall, my friends. Bring it on!
If you are also ready for fall, then you may like these other fall projects: