Since we just recently moved into the new house, I've been a little lacking in the holiday decor department. However, I was feeling a little crafty and wanted to make something that I've pinned since becoming obsessed with Pinterest.
Enter acorn wreath.
The only problem is, I don't have access to an acorn tree. Or acorns for that matter. Thankfully, Dana at Made linked to another tutorial at All Things Thrifty that used lima beans instead. Yes, I said lima beans. (Thank you blogging world.)
I learned from All Things Thrifty's mistake and started with a straw wreath from Hobby Lobby. One by one, I glued the lima beans on.
The goal was to have diagonal rows and that's how they started. I had to adjust throughout and some started to look a little straight but it's so slight you wouldn't really notice on the end product unless you were looking.
The great thing about this wreath is that it can be spray painted any color to match the season. I wanted an orange that I could use for Halloween but that could also pass for a fall color.
While not 100% necessary, I spray painted the back of the wreath first and then flipped it over and gave a couple of coats to the front.
I let it dry overnight and ended up having to replace a couple of beans the next day. For some reason a few of them broke in half after they were painted. Thankfully, they were easy to pick off and re-glue.
I finally hung it up yesterday and I think it looks great! I need to get a real wreath hangar for the door and some fabric/ribbon to hang it up with but I can get creative for the Christmas season. I just hot glued some wire to the back for now. It looks a little wonky but at least it's on the door for Monday!