Hey, there, it’s Sarah of Sadie Seasongoods again, with a new upcycling idea to share with you.
It may still FEEL like summer here in Charlotte, but I definitely have Fall on the brain- anyone else? So, if you’re anything like me and are itching for an autumn-themed project from the Charlotte Region ReStores, then you’ve come to the right place!
To celebrate the early days of Fall, I decided to create an heirloom pumpkin-inspired wreath to hang on my front door. There are lots of ways to customize this project to your own taste, but trust me when I tell you that this is easy enough for anyone to do!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Paper plate holders (or a similar type of flat, round basket)
- Spray paint
- Fall-themed wood sign
- Wood stain
- Wood staining supplies (foam brush, clean rag, gloves)
- Hot glue gun (or other craft glue)
- Fall leaves
- Jute or Hemp twine
Pro-tip: Keep your eyes peeled for craft items like the fall-themed wood sign, fall leaves, pinecones, or other autumnal faux foliage at the Charlotte ReStore locations – you never know what you could find!
For any spray painting that you do, make sure you have a well-ventilated area to work in. And when working with a hot glue gun, make sure to keep your fingers away from the tip and don’t touch any recently-dispensed glue that is still soft. If you work with an oil-based wood stain, please take care when disposing of any used rags or other supplies that came in contact with the stain.
Here’s how I made this Pumpkin Fall Wreath:
- First, head to your local Charlotte Region ReStore and find something round(ish) and hangable. I found a stack of wicker paper plate holders at the Wendover ReStore, but other flat baskets would work just fine!
- Gather the rest of your crafting supplies from the list above and set up your crafting station(s). And maybe you’ll luck out with a really nice day to do everything outside or on the back porch!