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I like a little bling in my life. Sometimes a little shimmer can add that certain something that a project is missing.  So when I was working on my fall wreath - that is the direction I decided to take.

I started with these bunches of fall florals that I bought in 2008.  No cost there.   And they were beautiful - but I wanted to take it to another level.

So I invited a couple of friends out to help.  Psst - don't tell the others but Sparkling Canyon is my favorite.

So I gave the leaves and berries a couple light passes.  Just enough to give some shimmer without taking out too much of the color.

Added those to the grapevine wreath I already had and voila - we have wreath!  Wanna see the final result???  Here it is!

Squeel!!!  I LOVE it.  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Oh - I also took a white chipboard S (that I got at Michael's years ago) and spray painted it ORB.  Then tied it on with a little red ribbon (leftover from our wedding).

So if you are keeping track that is a total cost of zero.  Nada, nothing, zip!

Everything it took to make this wreath I already owned!  I don't know if I have ever loved a free creation more!  Looks great with our brick too I think!  Now I just need to get some great mums and pansies to brighten up the bottom of our porch.(UPDATE:  If you love this wreath - you have to see what I made for the bottom of the porch!  Hop over and check out my shimmery pumpkin topiary!)

But the top, well that is covered!   Here is one last close up to you before we go!  Sigh!  Did I mention that I LOVE it!

So what do you think?  Is a little bling a good thing? :)  I sure think so!

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52 frugal friends said ...

Allison said... @ September 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Very pretty!

Stacie said... @ September 19, 2010 at 7:37 PM

I think you did a fantastic job! I love the colors in it.

Emily@remodelingthislife said... @ September 19, 2010 at 8:12 PM

So pretty. I really like the bling :)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said... @ September 19, 2010 at 8:40 PM

I can see why you love it, it's gorgeous!!! I never would have thought about the metallic paint on the silk leaves!!! Great post!!!

Mel said... @ September 19, 2010 at 8:42 PM

You did a fantastic job of making it your own and it's really beautiful.

Elizabeth @ Southern Comfort said... @ September 19, 2010 at 8:47 PM

So pretty! Great job (as always). I am so ready for fall here in NC, but with it still in the low 90's during the day makes it really hard to be motivated. I guess I could be if I had a pretty wreath to work with... :)

Wendy said... @ September 19, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Oh my goodness! I wouldn't never thought to spray paint the leaves. I love it! Perfect for fall.

Sandy said... @ September 19, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Great job and the cost is great to, (free is always good)! I never thought of spraying my silk plants, or that they would even look that beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Shelia said... @ September 19, 2010 at 9:09 PM

How clever! It looks wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Calie @BroccoliCupcake said... @ September 19, 2010 at 9:22 PM

So cute! I definitely like the bling :)

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said... @ September 19, 2010 at 9:47 PM

That is gorgeous!!! I am going to feature it on my TT&J FB page and link over to you. WOW!


Reinspire said... @ September 20, 2010 at 6:55 AM

You can do wonders with spray paint girl!! Your wreath looks stunning on your door! WOW!

LivingABonafideLife said... @ September 20, 2010 at 7:29 AM

Love it! This would be a great way to take cheaper looking leaves and spruce them up! Pretty!!

Erin@likegrandmas said... @ September 20, 2010 at 7:32 AM

I love it too Jess! Great job, and I will have to find that spray paint:)

eroomje said... @ September 20, 2010 at 7:50 AM

I love it and I love that it didn't cost anything. I don't think one can have too much bling! I am going to get our initial for the center of the wreath I made. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing with us.

Jen said... @ September 20, 2010 at 7:53 AM

Just Gorgeous!!! I love spray paint!!
And I'm a sucker for a monogramm ...escpecially an "S" (I'm an "S" too)!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said... @ September 20, 2010 at 8:29 AM

That's so pretty Jess. I could see a wreath like this at the center of a Thanksgiving table with candles in the center.

Miss Char said... @ September 20, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Well you did a great job, and the price sure was right. I've been looking for a new color to paint a tin bucket for my front, I think you just gave me the perfect answer AND I love the letter hanging in the middle of the wreath. I've got to tuck that one away in my memory too. Thanks for some great Monday ideas.

Kasey said... @ September 20, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Love the fact that you spray painted the 'leafs'. Gives it that extra pop of character... and of course love the monogram! :)

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said... @ September 20, 2010 at 10:34 AM

I love this idea of spray painting the leaves. Of course, I am always up for a little (or a lot of) bling! ;)

Darcy from The I.Design Box said... @ September 20, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Beautiful! It feels Martha inspired with the shimmer. I really like the color combination. Gorgeous for fall. Great way of reusing what you have.

the cape on the corner said... @ September 20, 2010 at 11:05 AM

oh my goodness, that's fantastic jess! never would have thought to do that, but i love it! love it!

as far as the candles, i can't vouch for almond cookie yet, but autumn wreath...i just wanted to eat it.

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said... @ September 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Hi- I'm a new visitor from Met Monday. I love your wreath! Everything is better with a little galmour and bling : )

emily @ the happy home said... @ September 20, 2010 at 1:11 PM

oh. oh. i 'm so doing this this weekend! i've been grumping about how little sparkle our house has, and this is PERFECT! it can hang from an S hook through one of the holes in our metal screen/safety door!

Mruna Mistry said... @ September 20, 2010 at 3:33 PM

Love it ...looks so awesome with the metallics...

Donna Lynn said... @ September 20, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Thanks for finding my blog and leaving me the sweet comment on my window box! That was a fun project. Your fall wreath is elegant, and very lovely, great job!

Hope you have a wonderful week, my BFF lives in Franklin and she says it is still really hot there, hopefully fall weather is on its way soon!

Sandra said... @ September 20, 2010 at 9:31 PM

I love it! What a wonderful idea to spray paint the leaves!

Entertaining Women said... @ September 21, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Great idea! I could also see it with some chocolate and white ribbon...or some leopard ribbon. You did a wonderful job on your wreath, and I reall do like the bling. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Kate at Dream To Life said... @ September 21, 2010 at 9:26 AM

This is simply Gorgeous!! I love it - can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting!


PS: I'm a TN gal too!

Catherine said... @ September 21, 2010 at 6:35 PM

I think it's a pretty good thing. Love the S in the center!

Abby said... @ September 21, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Wow, wow, wow! That is beautiful. And I love the addition of the initial in the middle. Bookmarked to make in the future!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said... @ September 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Just gorgeous! Bookmarking this so I can try to recreate it for our door:)

this blessed nest said... @ September 22, 2010 at 2:24 PM

bling is a fantstic thing!

it looks gorgeous!!!!!!!! such a great idea. how fun is that to have on your front door.
love it.

thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!!!

decor4poor@blogspot.com said... @ September 22, 2010 at 9:23 PM

You had me at bling, great work.

malia said... @ September 22, 2010 at 11:32 PM

this is gorgeous! hope you link up tomorrow to a crafty soiree party at www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Carmie, the Single Nester said... @ September 24, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Oh my gosh. I am a complete idiot. I never would have thought to spray paint silk flowers. Love it!

Kristol Faucheux said... @ September 25, 2010 at 8:00 AM

I don't normally like bling... i know, what's wrong with me? Anyway, I LOVE this wreath. It's gorgeous!! I love the incorporation of the Monogram.

Amanda said... @ September 25, 2010 at 8:23 AM

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here

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Rene said... @ September 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Wow! I like the finish of those paints. What a nice way to have a subtle fall look. The monogram is a nice finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining the party!

M.O.T.B said... @ September 29, 2010 at 12:45 PM

This looks awesome! Great job! I love everything monogram!

debbies said... @ September 29, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Oohh that would look so nice on my front door! Great job!

3LittleByrds said... @ September 29, 2010 at 3:25 PM

I love this wreath. I'd be so proud too if I were you. :)

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said... @ September 29, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Wow! That is so beautiful! I have never used those spray paints before. Thanks for introducing me to them! Your wreath looks fab.
Thanks for linking up to my party!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said... @ September 30, 2010 at 8:58 AM

How fun!!

Thanks for linking up to my party, Jess. :)

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said... @ September 30, 2010 at 9:57 PM

I love the "S" in the middle...super cute!! (Just checking out Traci's party (beneath my heart))

Kara said... @ October 1, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Oh my goodness, this is just stunning! One of the prettiest fall wreaths I've seen. Love it, and I've stumbled it for you. :)

The Thriftress said... @ October 1, 2010 at 8:03 PM

You know, I just took out my Fall garland and was thinking I would like a little more neutral look...this is a perfect idea. I even have the paint from another project. Thanks for sharing!

Marlene Smith said... @ October 25, 2010 at 5:56 PM

I used your color scheme idea. I bought a fall wreath, took it apart and painted it with the same color spray paints that you used and it turned out fabulous!!! I also did a three tiered pumpkin topiary and painted them in the matching colors! Looks so sophisticated! L-O-V-E it! Keep the great ideas coming!

goldfine said... @ November 2, 2010 at 6:14 PM

This is super-cool. I've been on the hunt for funky, non-cheezy fall decor, and I think I've found inspiration!

Where did you get the spray paint?

Mollie said... @ November 2, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Absolutely stunning! I took down all my Halloween stuff today and my house is so bare! My front door definitely needs a wreath like that...off I go shopping tomorrow. Thanks for the tut and inspiration:)

Anonymous said... @ February 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM

love the `de'core around door...it would pop even more if u painted door and trim,,,,

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said... @ October 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Beautiful wreath! Love the colors and the "S", I may have to try this!

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