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Glam Fall Wreath

Glam Fall Wreath

When I think of fall, I think of reds, browns, and oranges, multicolored leaves, pumpkins and gourds, witches and spiders for Halloween, and turkeys and cornucopias for Thanksgiving.

My wreath has none of those things.

But if you’re from Pittsburgh, a black and gold wreath in the fall makes perfect sense– this is Steelers country, baby! Or at least that’s how I’m justifying the fact that I decided to stray from the traditional fall wreath this challenge. 😀 I kind of made up this *glam* wreath as I went along, so bear with me and see where we end up!

Here’s what I used to make my non-traditional fall wreath:

Glam Fall Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

1. An old, outdated thrifted frame

2. My trusty glue gun

3. A wreath form and some tulle

4. Pretty jewels and black ribbon

Not pictured- spray paint

Step 1- Transform that Frame!

The frame I picked up at the thrift store had a good shape, but the color was pretty atrocious. I pulled out my trusty can of spray paint and transformed it from gold…

Glam Fall Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

…to gold. But it’s now a much more chic and stylish shade of gold! My next plan was to add some bling with strings of beads like this:

Glam Fall Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

But it just wasn’t working for me. I don’t know if it was the type of beads or what, but I wasn’t loving it. On to plan B!

Step 2- Wrap a Wreath Form in Tulle

I grabbed my spring ribbon wreath that I had stashed away and took it apart so I could use the wreath form. I had purchased some black tulle that I thought I would just use to hang the frame, but I ended up using it to wrap the wreath form and came up with this:

Glam Fall Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

It was okay, but it needed a little something…sparkly!

Step 3- Bling It Out!

I put together some tulle flowers using this tutorial by 11 Spring Street and added some extra gems because, well, sometimes a girl just needs to bedazzle something!

Glam Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I considered just hanging it like this, but I was still really loving my upcycled gold frame, so I decided to put them together.

Step 4- Add a Wreath to Your Wreath

To attach the wreath to the frame, I wrapped tulle around both pieces and tied it together in the back.

Glam Fall Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I then added some tulle and ribbon {for added strength} to hang it up, and I had the super glam wreath of my dreams!

Glam Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I’m loving the bling-y details!

Glam Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a fall wreath, but I’m okay with being different on this one!

Did you go the traditional or non-traditional route with your fall wreath this year?

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40 Comments

  1. Cindy Eikenberg says:

    Abby, I just LOVE everything about your wreath! I love the black, the bling and the sophistication – just awesome! Pinning this beauty! 🙂 I know you have on your plate, but if you have time, would so love you to share this at our Best of the Weekend party tomorrow night. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Have a happy Thursday!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much, Cindy! You are so sweet! And thanks for the invite to your party– I linked up! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  2. now at home mom says:

    ouh! la! la! very chic, very black, very glamorous, I love it Abby! 😉 so different 😉 you and Krista are so creative with your wreaths, I need to continue working on mine asap! 😉
    I love the gold frame and how the black pops, I’m sure people will stop and stare at it! 🙂
    wish you a great week Abby!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid! Krista’s wreath was really stunning, wasn’t it? She’s so talented! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Mandy Hank says:

    I love your glam Abby! Seriously there is a witch right now drooling over your wreath. She wants to be glam too! Hugs!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Lol! Tell that witch to come over to my place! I’ll bedazzle her broom or something! 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, friend!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Loving the bling wreath!! It looks amazing with the gold frame!! Love it!!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much, Crystal! I love a little bling! 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Girl~Friend! That Glamorous Black wreath is spectacular! What a unique idea to create the wreath from black with all those blinged out jewels.

    Love!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much, Miss Ashley! You are always so sweet! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, friend!

      ~Abby =)

    1. abbylawson says:

      Wow, what a gorgeous wreath and a completely stunning kitchen makeover! Really, really beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Melissa! Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Bethany the ngnrdgrl says:

    Abby, I love how non-traditional your wreath is! It actually feels halloween-y to me. All black and tulle. Very unique and I like it!

    Have a great weekend! Hugs!

    ~Bethany

    1. abbylawson says:

      Aw, thank you, Bethany! You’re right– it does have a little bit of a Halloween vibe now that I think about it! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, friend!

      ~Abby =)

  7. Laura@JourneyChic says:

    Such a cool wreath and perfect for Halloween! It’s a little bit sexy, too. 🙂

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you, Laura! I like a “sexy” wreath now and then, lol! HOpe you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  8. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Super cute! Pinning, and thanks so much for sharing this at my link party!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much, Jessi! I love your new headshot! So pretty! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  9. Cristina@remodelandolacasa says:

    I love it! right down my alley…glamorous and simple! Enjoy your weekend Abby!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much, Cristina! You are so sweet! I hope you are enjoying your weekend as well!

      ~Abby =)

  10. Michelle @ The MaMade Diaries says:

    Stopping by from Serenity Saturday! I love this! It is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much for popping over, Michelle! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Krista @ the happy housie says:

    I love it Abby!! I went pretty traditional with my first fall wreath but I think I am inspired to change it up for my Halloween wreath! I have done frame wreaths before but I love how you put one wreath on top of the frame! It looks so unique!!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you, Miss Krista! I always love your wreaths, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for Halloween! Hope you’re having a wonderful Monday!

      ~Abby =)

  12. Antonella says:

    I love your idea for a fall wreath… I always put up a wreath for Christmas, but seldom other times of the year… I am actually making a black wreath for a friend of mine who loves Halloween….
    I found you through the Fun in Functional Link Party where I have the following projects linked; Spooky Halloween Card and Subway Art Printable, would love it if you’d stop by too.
    Hugs, antonella 🙂

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks so much for popping over, Antonella! Your Halloween wreath for your friend sounds lovely! Hope you have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  13. Hi!

    What neat wreaths!

    I found your blog from the blog hop at “Blissful and Domestic.” Please stop by my blog as well at https://www.joyfulhomeandlife.com (and even subscribe to the newsletter to be updated on new content, if you’d like). We blog about faith, decorating ideas, do it yourself ideas, recipes and more and you’re welcome to visit. Please also like and share the Facebook page at https://facebook.com/joyfulhomeandlife and if you’re on Twitter become a follower at https://twitter.com/joyfulhomenlife

    Thanks!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Jessica! Popping over to check out your links now! Have a wonderful day!

      ~Abby =)

  14. I luv your wreath! I’m taking the unconventional route this year too and I like it! Rebels, we are! Have a happy day!!!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Wreath rebels of the world unite! Lol. I like unconventional! I say make it your own! 😀

      ~Abby =)

  15. This looks great, love the non traditional look for fall. The frame behind it is something I have not seen before. Just beautiful.
    Visiting today from Work it Wednesday link party.
    Sarah
    Creative Ramblings

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks for popping over from Work It Wednesday, Sarah! I’m glad you like the wreath! Heading over to your blog now! Have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  16. Cindy Eikenberg says:

    Hi Abby! Just popping back in to thank you so much for sharing your fabulous wreath at Best of the Weekend and wanted to tell you that I am featuring it at tomorrow evening’s party! I can’t wait! 🙂 Hope you can join us again and please have a happy day tomorrow!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you, thank you, thank you, Cindy! You totally made my day! I linked up at your party! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  17. Such a classy looking wreath! Love it.

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you, Jennifer! Hope you’re having a great week!

      ~Abby =)

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