I have been making a Fall hop wreath and it was so easy and I am loving it so much!
Happy Fall y’all! Are you enjoying Fall as much as I am? We are having a glorious Fall. Leaves are turning all shades of yellow, orange and red, spiders weave their threads in the bushes and the nights are nice and crispy again. And all that under glorious blue skies, warm temperatures and mood-lifting sunny days. We even extended summer with a little power break with the camper van. So good!
It does mean I spent most of my days outside. Fall decorating inside? Well not so much. But I did manage to get one little project done. A fall wreath. Only took me 30 minutes and most of that was spent staging the thing.
I made a hop wreath. Do you know hop? It is one of the ingredients of beer. Go figure, I don’t drink beer, but I love those little green bells on the vines. Hop is a beast to have in your garden. It has enormous growing powers. It easily covers huge trellis, trees or fences in half a season. When I spotted some hop growing in a nearby wooded area I had no qualms in cutting some down, that stuff cannot be eradicated that easily.
The hop bells grow on soft, pliable branches. Just too easy to just wrap around a grapevine wreath and secure with little pieces of wire when necessary. That’s it. Nothing else is necessary, anyone can do it. Making this Fall hop wreath is that simple, really.
And no, your living room will not start to smell like a brewery. But it when very fresh this wreath does have a bit of an earthy smell. I like it, brings in Fall, just like that first fresh smell of a real Christmas tree. The wreath has been hanging a few weeks now. It is still looking fresh, but I can see it starting to dry out a little. It will get yellower but it dries in quite nicely.
Yeah! I just love Fall. It is the season of abundance. I’ll even still love it, when the rains move in, the sky turns grey and the wind will pull all those colorful leaves from the trees. Once, the weather turns it will draw me inside and my Fall nesting will get into overdrive. But for now, I am enjoying every bit of good weather outside I can get, while enjoying my one piece of Fall decorating inside.
And maybe there will be some more wreaths thrown into that mix. I have a thing for Fall decorating you know, I did a lot of it in the past. My favorite Fall wreath ever is the one in my romantic Fall mantel display, and I am still in love with this over the top Fall centerpiece on my garden table.
So how about you, is you home all decked out with pumpkins? Fall decorating going on in full force or are you still enjoying this wonderful Indian summer as well? Or maybe you are getting in the Spring mood down under?