Textured Wreath for Fall {#swapitlikeitshot}

Hi y’all! It’s been, um…a while. Blogging has mostly been put on the back burner these days. Not because there isn’t anything to share, but because I’d rather be playing with my sweet baby girl {who is keeping me busy these days by being all.over.the.place.}, and when I do have down time…sleep is just really awesome. #momlife.

#SWAP4 Logo FINALI was super excited for another round of Swap it Like it’s Hot because 1)It is so much fun and 2) an actual deadline means something went onto my to-do list…so blogging is actually happening! Which is great, because I do love and miss it a little bit. We got our “surprise baby call” during the last round of Swap {7 months ago!}, so I feel like I’ve come full circle. :)

swap itemsEmily from Two Purple Couches sent me this assortment of thrifted finds. I was stumped with what to do for most of it, but I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the white and cream trim and lace as soon as I laid eyes on it! I had a beautiful, textured wreath in my mind that would be perfect for this fall. 

Textured Wreath for Fall {#swapitlikeitshot}I grabbed the other items needed to make this happen from the craft store : a straw wreath form, burlap ribbon, and some fabric flower embellishments that coordinate perfectly with the lace and trim. This wreath was fairly simply to make and I was able to complete it during one very sad Texas football game {get a grip, Longhorns!}. 

Textured Wreath for Fall {#swapitlikeitshot}To begin, I secured one end of the ribbon to the wreath form {still wrapped in plastic — don’t remove that or you’ll have a straw mess all over your house} with straight pins. I continued to wrap the entire spool of ribbon around the wreath form until it was completely covered. i discreetly secured the end with more straight pins. 

Textured Wreath for Fall {#swapitlikeitshot}Once the wreath was fully wrapped in ribbon, it was time to start layering the lace and trim. I started with the bottom layer and worked my way up. I attached each piece with just a little bit of hot glue. To achieve a ruffled look, I pleated the lace as I attached it to the wreath. 

Textured Wreath for Fall {#swapitlikeitshot}After a few layers of lace and eyelet, I capped it off with a bit of the textured trim and 3 fabric flowers. 

Textured Wreath for Fall {#swapitlikeitshot}I used a bit of the leftover lace and eyelet to hang the wreath on the front door. The warm textures look awesome with our other fall front porch decor. I’ll have to come back next week and show you how we’ve fall-ified the house this season! 

Textured Wreath for Fall {#swapitlikeitshot}

Textured Wreath for Fall {#swapitlikeitshot}


Hop on over to Finding Silver Pennies to see what Danielle did with my thrift store finds! And don’t forget to check out the rest of the swap girls’ posts. There have been some seriously amazing projects! 


Tune in all week to see the crazy items this talented group of bloggers has been making over! Search the hashtag #swapitlikeitshot on social media to follow along with all the fun or check out our Pinterest Board.


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