Autumn Scarf Wreath

Autumn Scarf Wreath

Autumn scarf wreath from Farmhouse38.comAfter Halloween, and before Christmas, our front door always has a bit of an identity crisis.  This year, I solved it with this cozy wreath: fall colors and a little chalkboard love all tied off with a scarf.

I formed the wreath, itself, from grape and wisteria vine (but a craft-store-bought grapevine wreath would do the trick nicely), looped together with a little raffia-covered wire to keep the shape.  I scavenged a few small branches of sweetgum leaves from my neighbor’s yard, and since the leaves are still green here in SoCal, I hit these with a couple light sprays of paprika-colored spray paint to give them a hint of color, and to help preserve them.  I hot-glued the leaves in place, along with several sprigs of craft-store berries.

Autumn scarf wreath from Farmhouse38.com
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The little frame started out white, but I gave it a basecoat of the same paprika spray paint I used on the leaves, then dry-brushed a mint-color craft paint over the top.  I removed the glass from the front of the frame, then spray-painted the inside of the back of the frame with chalkboard spray paint.  With a white paint pen, I wrote my ‘Hi’, then I ‘seasoned’ the chalkboard by dry-rubbing it with the tiniest bit of watered-down white paint (to mimic the look of a well-used chalkboard, but hold up to the elements).

The pièce de résistance, of course, is the casually-tied scarf.  Cozy.

6 Comments

  1. Jo Ann

    I love this idea! Wish I’d thought of it and hope you don’t mind if I copy it.

  2. Love it! X

  3. Gorgeous! And how much do I love the colour of your door? Ok let me say it again, I love the colour of your door!

    • Oh, thank you! I love it, too–and appropriately it is called “Farmhouse Red”. I didn’t choose it because of the name, I swear.

  4. That’s so cute! I love the scarf…

  5. What a fun idea! Love it 🙂
    Have a great weekend,
    Anne (Playing with Scarves)

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