Woohoo, everyone! It’s official. Fall has arrived and to celebrate, I’m sharing our pine cone and chicken wire wreath! Not only am I sharing it with you, dear readers, but I’m sharing it with any new visitors that are dropping by from the Fall Ideas Tour hosted by my friend Kathy from Petticoat Junktion.
I’m so honored to be joining 31 other super talented bloggers on the Fall Ideas Tour. Yesterday I showed you a roundup photo of all the beautiful fall mantels that were shared on Monday. If you missed seeing any of those, you can click on the links at the bottom of this post.
Now this whole idea of creating a pine cone wreath came about because I’ve been gathering the pine cones that are falling from the pine tree that’s in our yard. I have a plan for using them in some of my Christmas decorating, but hey! I already had a whole bucketful of them so I decided to work with what I had. Plus, don’t you just love pine cones? And you know what else we have a lot of around here? CHICKEN WIRE! We have big rolls of it that we use in our garden. So I asked Leo to cut a 5 foot length that was 4 inches wide.
What I had in mind was creating an outdoor wreath that I could hang on the side of our house. This is our deck that leads to the back door where everyone comes when they visit the Crossroads. That’s ok with me because everyone knows that backdoor guests are the best! But I had been craving a little color on the wall where you see the wreath.
The base for the wreath is a wooden piece that I bought at the auction a long time ago, and I painted it the shade of green that we’ve used to paint a lot of outdoor things. Now, at this point, creating the wreath became a 2 person job. Leo attached the chicken wire at the top of the wooden piece with the staple gun, and I started twisting the chicken wire.
As you can see, Leo was pretty proud of his handiwork. Now, I know that lots of you don’t have chicken wire hanging around your house like we do, but I have seen some wire ribbon that has moss attached at Hobby Lobby that could be used instead.
And Juicy, the outdoor cat, has found a cozy corner to nap!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how we made our chicken wire and pine cone wreath and I hope it’s given you some inspiration to create something similar. I’d love it if you would pin the first image on Pinterest.
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