Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor or door décor.

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath

If you are looking for new and different fall decorating ideas, this beautiful wreath is unique and distinctive, yet mainstream and timeless. If you are having a shabby chic fall wedding, smaller versions of this would be fabulous on a table as the outline of a centerpiece (candles or tealights in the center!)

The secret is in the colors. It is a muted color wreath, not the sharp yellows, oranges, and reds commonly found in Autumn décor.

Notes:

• This is a quick-to-put-together the wreath. It will take you 30 minutes (probably less).

• The focal point is the pumpkin (you could use another type of gourd if it pleases you). The flowers form a cascade that surrounds the pumpkin. What makes this wreath different is the colors – a light blush rose, a rose gold wreath, lavender, and gray flowers… unexpected, yet traditional. A great juxtaposition of old and new!

• The grapevine wreath is rose gold. If you cannot find a rose gold wreath to purchase, of if you already have a non-rose-gold grapevine wreath laying around in your craft stash, you can always spray paint a grapevine wreath rose gold.

• Hydrangeas can be difficult to work with because they are so massive. It is an excellent flower to use on a grapevine as it provides broad coverage, however, it usually looks better if it is broken up a bit.

• Thistles were used (with a bit of the “wood”) to make the wreath seem more “natural”. Leaving a bit of the stem gives the shabby chic wreath a bit of a “woody” look.

• The ribbon chosen for this wreath is silvery. You can choose grey, rose, lavender, etc. Use what matches your flowers. Pick a rose ribbon for the pale rose blush, a purple ribbon for the hydrangea, or as we chose, a silver ribbon to compliment the entire wreath. Make certain it is a wired ribbon if you are making the bow yourself, and not purchasing a premade bow. Wired ribbon is generally easier to work with. Big, small, or medium bow, any will work with this wreath. It just depends on the look you are seeking.

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath Materials:

Note: everything on this wreath was purchase at my local craft store last week. Autumn is in-season at your local Jo-Ann Fabric, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby right now!

• 17″ Rose Gold Grapevine Wreath (or Grapevine Wreath + rose gold spray paint)
• Pumpkin (white w/gold accents used)
• Hydrangea Bush (lavender grey used)
• Roses Bush (pale blush used)
• Wired Ribbon (2½” x 12″, silver was used or premade bow)
• Scissors
• Cutters
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath D‏irections:

• Clip down flowers.

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


• Separate leaves from hydrangea flowers, reserve the leaves for later (ie, do not toss anything). With a grapevine wreath, it is difficult to hide stems. You may end up doing a double clip – one you “think” will be short enough, then a second clip of the stem that really is short enough! It is tough to hide stems in a grapevine wreath!

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


• Hot glue pumpkin in place on your grapevine wreath.
• Build the hydrangea flowers around the pumpkin. This is two on the bottom, three on top. The larger hydrangea flowers went to the inside, the smaller flowers went to the outside to compliment the pumpkin and start to form a cascade.
• Add in roses.
• Hot glue flowers in place after you are happy with their placement. Always place items before hot gluing so you can adjust positioning to be more astetically pleasing. You want a cascade of flowers, punctuating the hydrangea flowers with the roses.

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


• Clip the thistle leaving a bit of the wood “bark”.
• Add the thistle in to break up the hydrangea flowers.
• Hot glue thistle in place.

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


• Tuck in some of the hydrangea leaves around the pumpkin to highlight it. The pumpkin will get lost in the background otherwise.
• Hot glue hydrangea leaves in place. The leaves will help the pumpkin stand out.
• Make a bow with you ribbon if you have not purchased a premade bow.

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


• Attach bow at the bottom of your flower cascade.
• Attach a ribbon for a hanger if desired.

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


• Pick up the wreath and give it a light shake to see if any of the flowers fall before you unplug your glue gun! If any are loose, hot glue in place!

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath. If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor, or door décor.


• Hang as desired.

If you would like to make some other beautiful Autumn crafts, you might want to try these:

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY – This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.

Sunflower Knot Wreath – This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!

Homemade Autumn Spice Soy Candles – Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Autumn Spice Soy Candles! These are great for gifts or to scent your own home during the fall and holiday season. These Homemade Autumn Spice Soy Candles are a fun DIY project that yields great results!


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DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular – and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath

This is a minimalist wreath idea, but the look is not sleek. This wreath uses black on black with a bit of white to break things up. Holiday decor doesn’t get any easier than this fun spider wreath. It is 4 items (plus glue gun), is ready in no time flat, and there is almost no way to screw it up.

In addition to a Halloween wreath idea, this also works as a Harry Potter Forbidden Forest idea (for a Harry Potter party).

Notes:

You are taking a black wreath – look for a wreath with built-in overlay such as black leaves, black spiders, webs, skulls, etc. A simple black wreath with no overlay will also work as you can buy black garland to make your own depth (try Michaels or Party City). We used leaves to tell of a windy, spooky night.

If you cannot make a bow, buy one! They are fairly inexpensive at Jo-Ann Fabric, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby. If you are lucky, you may even be able to find one at a dollar store.

The spider used on this wreath is actually an ornament. We just cut off the hanger. You can use any black/white/sliver/clear spider you would like. If you cannot find a spider with some depth (jeweled, white on black, a crystal – Michaels is usually the best for these), and have an old brooch, or necklace, you could remove the chain and use that.

Everything flows outward on this wreath. 40+ years ago I took a journalism magazine class, and was taught that flowing-out looks best to the naked eye (that is why you see only white space on the outter edges of a magazine or newspaper, not in the middle). The same princpal follows here. The built-in leaves (or wrapped garland) on the black wreath are pulled outward to extend the wreath, as well as help the outward flow.

To make the DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath you will need these materials (or something close). The easy to follow instructions follow. The printable instructions are at the end of this post.

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath Materials:

• 20″ Black Wreath
Spider Web
• Spider
• Black Garland (if your wreath did not come with an overlay built in)
2½” x 12″ Black Wired Ribbon or Premade Bow
• Scissors
• Cutters
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath Instructions:

• Wrap black garland around wreath if you black wreath did not come with an overlay.
• Secure in place.
• Pull a few leaves away from your wreath to add depth.

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


• Make your bow if you did not purchase a premade one.

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


• When you place your bow and spider, make sure they are across from one another. The story you are telling is the spider is crawling toward the bow.

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


• Stretch some spider webbing across the wreath. You “should” be able to use the leaves (skulls, spiders) that were built in (or on your garland) to hold the webbing. If that is not working out, glue a few edges in place. The more you work with your web (taffy-pulling it), the more “realistic” it will look. You do not want your web too stringy.

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


• Hot glue spider in place.

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


• Hot glue bow in place.

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


• Clip off a few leaves and tuck them in over the spider web to break up the white.
• Hot glue a small hanger in place if you like.

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


• Hang as desired.

DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath. This simple to make homemade Halloween wreath is spook-tacular - and takes only 15 minutes to put together. If you are looking for easy do it yourself Halloween decor, look no further than this DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath, and make one today!


I was not kidding when I said this is a 15 minute craft project that nearly anyone can do. It is inexpensive, spooky, and yet whimsical at the same time. This one is so easy that if your wreath comes with the premade overlay and you buy a premade bow, older children can put this together (provided you watch over them while they hot glue).

• To print the DIY Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath craft instructions, click here.

If you would like to make some other fun and whimsical Halloween crafts, you might want to try these:

Easy DIY Halloween Glitter Witch’s Broomstick – Simple and fun to make Halloween Witch’s Glitter Broomstick Tutorial DIY project. With just an hour of your time, and you have a wonderful 6 foot tall witch’s broomstick to make your Halloween decor, or costume, complete!

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers – Ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well, now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions.

BOO-Tiful Halloween Wreath – While this beautiful DIY Halloween Wreath will not scare anyone, it is lovely and stylish Halloween decor. Hang this Halloween wreath on your front door, side door, over a mantel – anywhere you place seasonal wreath decor.


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Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe. See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!


See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe

Some people have a negative reaction to the thought of eating fresh okra. This spiced-up recipe for roasted okra will change minds! Whether or not you are a fan of fresh okra, give this Spicy Oven Roasted Okra recipe at try – it will tickle the taste buds while making okra a go-to vegetable. Yum!

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe. See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!


Notes:

• Make sure the okra is completely dry to help eliminate any sliminess when cooked.

• Choose very young okra pods about the length of your pinky or thumb. Older pods will become stringy and inedible when roasted.

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Ingredients:

• 12 young Okra Pods
• 1 tsp Cumin
• ½ tsp Turmeric
• 1 tsp Coriander
• 1 tsp Garlic powder
• Olive Oil
• 1 tsp Cornstarch
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Mise en Place:

• Cutting Board
• Knife
Measuring Spoons
• Bowl
• Tongs
Baking Sheet Pan

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe. See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!


Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Directions:

• Preheat oven to 425°.
• Wash and thoroughly dry your okra. (Make sure the okra is completely dry to help eliminate any sliminess when cooked.)
• Cut the ends off of each okra pod, and slice them in half.

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe. See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!


• Place the sliced pods into a bowl and drizzle a small amount of olive oil over them.
• Toss to coat all of the okra in the oil.

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe. See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!


• Add cumin, tumeric, corriander, and garlic powder into a small bow; mix to combine.

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe. See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!


• Sprinkle the herb mixture of turmeric, cumin, coriander and garlic powder on the sliced okra and toss to mix well.

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe. See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!


• Add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to the okra, and mix with your hands to coat each piece evenly.

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe. See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!


• Spread the spiced okra out on a baking sheet, sliced side up.
• Add salt and pepper to taste.

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe. See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!


• Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 425° oven until the okra is softened and slightly crispy. If your okra comes out stringy and too tough to eat, your pods were too mature. The resulting okra should be smooth and easy to eat with very little to no sliminess.
• Serve when warm!

Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe

See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Yield: 4 servings
  • 12 young Okra Pods
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions

• Preheat oven to 425°.

• Wash and thoroughly dry your okra. (Make sure the okra is completely dry to help eliminate any sliminess when cooked.)

• Cut the ends off of each okra pod, and slice them in half.

• Place the sliced pods into a bowl and drizzle a small amount of olive oil over them.

• Toss to coat all of the okra in the oil.

• Add cumin, tumeric, corriander, and garlic powder into a small bow; mix to combine.

• Sprinkle the herb mixture of turmeric, cumin, coriander and garlic powder on the sliced okra and toss to mix well.

• Add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to the okra, and mix with your hands to coat each piece evenly.

• Spread the spiced okra out on a baking sheet, sliced side up.

• Add salt and pepper to taste.

• Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 425° oven until the okra is softened and slightly crispy. If your okra comes out stringy and too tough to eat, your pods were too mature. The resulting okra should be smooth and easy to eat with very little to no sliminess.

• Serve when warm!



Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

6 half pods

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g
Spicy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe. See how easy it is to make a healthy okra recipe in your oven using these fabulous instructions. This delicious, spiced-up method for cooking your fresh okra will make an okra lover out of the most finicky eater. Serve this tempting spicy oven roasted okra recipe for dinner, an afternoon snack, or in place or chips or pretzels. It is that good!


If you enjoy easy vegetable recipes, you may want to try these:

Oven Roasted Parmesan Green Beans – An easy recipe that perks up your fresh, garden green beans; these are so good, your kids will be asking for seconds!

Cucumber Caprese Salad – A beautiful and delicious take on a traditional Caprese Salad, this Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe is a perfect side dish with steak, burgers, turkey legs, barbecue chicken and more! Easy to make, this Cucumber Caprese Salad recipe is loaded with sweet, fresh vegetables.

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe – This simple to make side dish recipe dresses up fresh carrots to perfection.


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