September 8, 2013

When life gives you acorns...

You grab a glue gun and 40% off coupon from Michaels and make a fall wreath!
Josie and I went on an acorn hunt. 
The acorns were glued onto a moss wreath base and then I sprayed the entire thing with a generous coating of clear spray.
My log cabin collection and a few stray bears have made their way onto the living room mantle.
The VERY large pine cones were in my grand parents basement years ago.
The doll-sized Adirondack furniture was purchased at the Allegan Antique market last summer.
The woods behind our home provided the rest of the smaller pine cones.
This mantle will be a short-lived display. 
Soon enough Halloween will take over the house!
XOXO

29 comments:

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I love your wreath! Great idea with the acorns. It reminds me about the time I was like 15 years old and thought I was going to make potpourri. I collected a ton of acorns, put them in a Ziploc bag and forgot about it in my closet. I found it about a year later. Did you know that acorns sprout????? lol
Erica :)

Tammy's in Love said...

The acorn wreath is so sweet! I have been picking up some from a little oak at work, they are the furry tops though; I like yours better.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Fun and pretty! I'm getting inspired! ♥

Lee said...

Cute~you crafty person!
More Halloween made it's way out of storage here.
Have a great week!

A Little Creation said...

Awesomely Cool!!
Chris =]

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your fall decor is so cute. I love the acorn wreath you made and the little log cabins. I can't quite get into fall mode yet, because it's still hotter than the dickens here. (Not like the oven roast we got last summer, but still high 90's, near 100 degree heat.) How I wish the pool was still open.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your wreath turned out great! I love that some of the acorns are green:@)

vivian said...

beautiful wreath!! Halloween has taken over my house.. I worked my butt off yesterday and now other then the FIVE little trees being decorated and for some tweaking.. I'm almost done. Well and I didnt do anything outside yet. I know, your halloween decorating will take much longer then mine! lol!
love your log cabin fall mantle!
have a great week kim
xoxo

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love all of these photos . The acorn wreath turned out amazing, well done!

Perfectly Printed said...

OK that wreath s too cute!!! How many acorns did it take??? It's like guessing how many jelly beans are in the jar!

NanaDiana said...

Looking like Fall at your house, Kim! Love the acorn wreath. It looks great. I need to get out and pick up some pine cones here, too. Hope you have a wonderful day. I think you are back in school full time now? xo Diana

Margaret said...

The wreath is gorgeous! Simply beautiful! Yes Halloween is on its way! I love bears and woods theme! We have the "lodge" theme in our downstairs family room. So cozy! Today is the first day of school for us ---hoping I have no tears from Caitlin!

Lynne said...

I am going to copy your wreath idea . . . I know where to find some big acorns! (Project #929!). I like the touch of fall happening around your home . . .

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Such a pretty wreath!

Jboo said...

Wow -- cool wreath! The squirrels are busily knocking down leaves and acorns at our house -- maybe I can nab some before they dig up the yard burying them! :)

Happy Monday -- already 95 in the office - no AC! :(

Shirley Hatfield said...

It feels like fall in Yellowstone park on your mantel. I love it! I am going to do a more rustic Christmas theme this year and am going to use my vintage Yellowstone souvenirs on my mantel.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Spraying the clear on the acorns made all the difference...how beautiful! And I love your cute bears. I have one with a fish in it's mouth, too. I need to make some Halloween hats for my mice! heehee! Have fun!

Donna said...

What a beautiful mantel, Kim! Love your wreath, I've been wanting to play with acorns too! And the windows make a perfect backdrop!!

Nellie said...

What a sweet acorn wreath! There are no acorns available around where we live, nor at the neighbor's, either.

Have a good Monday! Halloween is drawing nearer by the day!

xo Nellie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

You and Josie did a great job on the wreath. We have so many Loblolly pine trees here I'm going to make some pine cone goodies. love your fall mantle with the Adirondack furniture, such fun!

Lutka And Co. said...

Ha! I will experience Fall vicariously through your blog :) - it's still very hot here... I love the variety of acorns you have around you too.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a cute wreathe! I've been playing and starting to decorate for fall too! I'm holding back for a little while longer for Halloween. Have a great day! xo Holly

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh my goodness, I'm going to have to send you some pictures of the acorn wreaths I made last year- I saw them on someone's blog, and they were so cute! But they were a TON of work. Yours turned out perfect with your vignette!

vintage grey said...

Beautiful wreath! Love your fall vignette!! xo Heather

laurie -magpie ethel said...

We crunched a bunch of acorns under our feet during our evening walk tonight..they all had the caps off and the squirrels had gotten to most of them. They would not looked quite as nice as yours on a wreath!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

We crunched a bunch of acorns under our feet during our evening walk tonight..they all had the caps off and the squirrels had gotten to most of them. They would not looked quite as nice as yours on a wreath!

Pam Kessler said...

Great fall mantel!

BTW, I love Eric's acorn story. I did a similar thing and mine grew mold. They were pretty nasty by the time I remembered about them.

Jodee said...

Your wreath turned out sooo cute! It's perfect for fall!

Cheryl G. said...

LOVE it!