Faux florals have come a long way to help ease you into the fall spirit.
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When I hear the word “fall” it brings about a certain feeling. I think of cooler weather, changing colors, and of course it leads right into football, Halloween, Thanksgiving… you get the idea. However, the transition from summer to fall can be a subtle one too. This year I decided to pump the brakes a bit on the pumpkins and sort of ease myself into the fall spirit. (After all it’s still in the 90’s here in South Carolina.) The easiest and first place I decided to start was our front door wreath.
I am a sucker for purples, softer blues, and of course white. I wanted something that could last all season well to Christmas. Later in the summer I happened upon these florals from Walmart. First of all I couldn’t believe how good they looked for faux florals and second I was shocked at the price. The Lamb’s Ear was $2 a stem (I needed 8) , the Purple Billy Button 97 cents I used 4), and the Cream Sunflower $3 a bouquet (I used 1 full and a partial bouquet). All in total I had just about $26 in faux floral and used a grapevine wreath I already had.
Easy wreath layering
I started by laying the Lambs Ear down first on either side of the wreath. I wanted a subtle background that would break up against the earth tone of the wreath.
I popped in the Purple Billy Button to add the warm purple tones.
Last, I added the Cream Sunflower to join the two sides together, and that’s it!
I love the way the wreath came together without feeling too in your face fall. It’s a nice subtle transition from my summer wreath and is the perfect beginning to the fall porch that I’ll add to in the coming weeks.
Oh and did you notice, I also changed the front door color… again. I love how all of these colors play off of one another and coordinate with my outdoor pillow from Home Depot.
Be sure to check later in the week to see the final look of this transitional fall porch.