After surviving another summer in Florida (which seems to get hotter and hotter every year), I am looking forward to my favorite time of year: fall. I grew up in New Hampshire, and fall was not my favorite time then because I knew what would follow: winter. I dreaded the arrival of freezing cold weather and would cherish summer as long as possible. Now that I live in Florida, it’s the opposite: I look forward to fall and love the cooler evenings and relief from the heat.
I also love the opportunity to decorate with some of my favorite colors….FALL colors. It reminds me of the trees back in New Hampshire this time of year. The forests are aflame with burnt orange, reds and yellows, great colors for the fall holidays. But what I don’t love about decorating is the cost to bring the holidays into my home.
My home has double, tall front doors and buying wreaths to fit can cost around $100 each. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to spend that much just to do short term decorating. When I visit the stores I see less expensive wreaths but they are often too bare. But I have some great ways I want to share with you about how to dress up these plain items.
I just did a live broadcast on Facebook showing how to add color, bulk and substance to these less expensive wreaths. In this example, I purchased a wreath for $18, and after adding some pumpkins, flowers, nuts, ribbon and a plaque, it is now a $38 wreath. This is a lot less expensive than a $100 plus store bought one.
For me, that’s smart, and it’s a lot more fun. Try this yourself. It’s easy, economical, and is a craft you can do together as a family, if you like.