My “Snowy Fall Spiced Wreath” wasn’t always so “spicy”. In fact, it’s parts were scattered all over the house, in different rooms, in different boxes. It wasn’t until my friend, Angie, from Postcards from the Ridge invited me to participate in her lovely fall home tour that I realized “shopping the house” really works. Have you ever tried it? If not, I think this fall/early winter wreath will convince you to give it a whirl, especially when we are all trying to stay home more often.
The Fall Ideas Tour
When Angie first invited all 21 of us to the “Fall Ideas Tour”, I went back-and-forth because I love being in tours, but I honestly wasn’t ready to admit fall was approaching 😖. About a week after I declined, I was down in our basement, and I came across my colorful fall leaf garland. Then my peripheral vision caught this fluffy white pom-pom wreath hanging on the wall in the Christmas corner. It was then, that an autumn fairy swooped down from the dusty rafters and whisked me off into fall 😊. I couldn’t resist, I just had to be in the tour.
TIP: Scroll down to the bottom of this post to view what all 21 talented bloggers contributed to this unique fall tour.
So, now that the fall fairy held me captive, I needed to seriously get my wreath game going.
Fluffy White Pom-Pom Wreath
The first thing I did, was wrap the fall leaf garland around the white fluffy pom-pom wreath (I originally bought the wreath a few years ago at HomeGoods). You may remember this white fluffy girl in these other posts below. It actually still had fairy lights wrapped around it, so all I had to do was replace the batteries to light it up.
Faux Leaf Garland & Other Supplies
You may also remember how I used this colorful faux fall leaf garland for our Cozy Fall Porch. I had originally found this garland at JoAnn’s, but I have some from the dollar store, too. In fact, my kids use it all year round in their bedrooms 😆.
After I was confident that the 3 strands of leaf garland would lay nicely on the wreath just by securing with a little wire, I was ready to add more embellishments to the wreath to help convince myself it was worthy for this tour.
Holy leaf blowers, I couldn’t get over how pretty the leaf garland looked on the white “snow”. It totally reminded me of an early snow fall, which we have often up here in Michigan. It really is a unique sight to see colorful fall foliage laying on a white blanket of snow.
Then, when I added the berries I had from this post, and my old pine cones I’ve had forever from our yard, I just couldn’t believe how beautifully it all flowed together. In addition, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fall wreath portray this version of Mother Nature at her very best, have you? Usually it’s either leaves, or snow…but never together.
After everything was secure with wire, my daughter helped me pick the perfect fall colored Christmas bulbs out of our stash, I lit up the fairy lights, and I added small pieces of pillow filler just by sticking it in there to make it look more like snow. All the little finishing touches really made it look so beautiful.
What’s really nice too, is that with the combination of fall and winter here, I can easily leave this wreath on our front door from September through to the end of November. That’s 3 months 🙌🏻.
How to make the Snowy Fall Spiced Wreath
Before I lead you to the rest of the fall tour, below you’ll find a double source list with several ideas for “shopping your home” for supplies, or substituting some of the supplies if you want to try to create your own “Snowy Fall Spiced Wreath”.
You gotta admit, she sure is spicy and would look great on your door, or mantel 😊. Remember: your wreath doesn’t have to look exactly like mine. Use what you can find in your home, and have fun with this.
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WHITE WREATH FORM (substitute: any old foam wreath take apart)
WIRE (substitute: string)
WIRE CUTTERS (substitute: scissors)
WHITE FLUFFY GARLAND/BOA (substitute: white tulle)
FAIRY LIGHTS (substitute: dollar store lights)
LEAF GARLAND (substitute: dollar store garland)
PINE CONES (substitute: find in forest)
RED BERRIES (substitute: dollar store berries)
WHITE SNOW FILLER (substitute: cotton balls pulled apart)
CHRISTMAS BULBS (your Christmas stash!)
Grab a fresh cup of hot cider, there’s more…
Wow, you have been Busy, Some GREAT ideas, love to all, Dad in NY.
That wreath is pretty cute, but I’m hoping that I don’t see any leaves on top of snow this fall in Minnesota!
No snow for Bliss!!!
Recycle, reuse, upcycle it all works and you’ve shown just how great it can be to create a beautiful wreath with items you already have. I love doing this too. It feels good not to have to spend time and money buying things and there’s something so fun when you have a challenge to get creative. Well done Julie!
Thank you so much, Patti!!
Always fun to shop the house! Your wreath came out great and will carry you all through the fall. Of course, I’m like you…not quite ready for summer to end! It helps to see all this beautiful fall inspiration, though! Great to tour with you!
Let’s hang on as long as possible!!
So smart to reuse what you have and make it look like brand new! Love those deep rich colors for fall too!
Thank you, Michelle!
Julie I love your recycled wreath! The contrast between the deep reds and the white is striking!
Thank you, Maryanne!!
Julie – you are always so creative and resourceful! Your snowy fall wreath is beautiful! Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas
Hi Julie, what a great interpretation of this natural fall event. We have experienced this here in New England and your wreath really is as beautiful as the natural occurrence. But, I’m hanging onto summer with all I’ve got. Stay healthy and safe.
So happy to hear from you Kaycee!!
Well, what a genius idea! What a great job of shopping your house. So glad you joined in the Fall decor ideas tour today.
Thank you, Rita!
Your wreath is adorable and such a creative way to repurpose!
You are so clever to think of a way to use items that you already own to create new decor for fall. I’m hanging on to every last little bit of summer while decorating for fall. I’ve never experienced snow on fall leaves but I’ll bet that it is a beautiful sight to see.
I hope you are feeling good, Paula!
How clever and so pretty putting that all together.
Such a creative idea.
Happy you like it, Colleen!!
Love your porch so much! And that wreath is just precious! Great job!
I adore your wreath and I love it even more that you shopped your home to create this stunner!
Thank you so much!!
Julie, you’re so clever and creative! That wreath turned out gorgeous. And how awesome is it when you don’t have to buy anything new to make a wreath! So glad you joined us for the tour!
Thank you for hosting, Angela!
That is the prettiest snowy fall wreath! Send a little cool weather my way! So glad you joined the tour! Happy Fall friend!
Happy Fall, Cindy! Thanks for stopping by!
That’s such a great idea! I love the way the fall colors pop against the “snow”1
This wreath is so pretty! I can see the lightly fallen snow appeal to it. Let’s hope that snow holds off til at least November this year!
I love how you updated and refreshed your wreath. It’s a pretty Fall decor piece anyone could design. I love visiting your blog anytime of year.
Thank you, Meegan!
Thank you for sharing.
What a cool idea to repurpose the wreath with the garland! I love how it looks! Happy Fall. 🙂
Thank you, so much, Michelle!
Very nice Snowy-Fall wreath. I always try to rethink and reuse what I have (great way to save money also have a new look). Do you use battery fairy lights? I have a hard time finding them …..I don’t shop on line🙁
Happy Fall to you and your family🍁🍂
I do use battery operated…I have seen them at Michaels. Back at you, Carol!