Monday, November 5, 2012

A fresh apple wreath...

Happy Monday! (that has to to be considered an oxymoron) 
My son said to me this morning - Monday is too far from the
weekend and the weekend is too close to Monday.  So true. 

Last year I made a fresh apple bunting for
Thanksgiving and loved how the real apples looked.

So this year, I wanted to do something similar but made a wreath instead...
 It took me less than ten minutes to make, cost next
to nothing and I think it would make a beautiful
welcoming wreath to your guests on Thanksgiving day.
Hubby cut off the hook of a wire hanger and shaped it into a circle.  I then put the wire through the apples and tied both ends of the circle with craft wire.  I loosely wrapped some ivy in and around the wire and lastly tied a burlap knot on the top.  I also thought of placing a little burlap bunting with some Thanksgiving words.

 You can't really notice the wire and the wreath
not only looks pretty but it smells so sweet...

hubby: "how cute is your wreath" (yes, he used the word 'cute')
me: "thanks babe, it looks better in person" (thinking about the photos I had just taken)
hubby: "well luckily, I'm looking at it in person"

gotta love living with that British humour...ha

The wreath is hanging over our kitchen door right now, but will make it's way outside to feed the birds once the apples start to turn.  I suppose you could make it last for a long time if you used artificial apples but what I love most from it is the freshness of the materials..:)

We celebrated Thanksgiving over a month ago here in Canada and it kinda took me by surprise this year as it was so early.  Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  Do you do the hosting or do you travel? 

I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to take on a new week! 

Talk to you very soon! 

much love,

Jennifer Rizzo 
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  1. So suitable,good idea and ...delicious!!!

  2. Lucy, what a lovely wreath! Natural, filled with goodness and captured it beautifully with your photography.

  3. Oh my I wasn't expecting it to be made with real apples. How lovely, and it is just a simple, darling look. Great idea and I like that it can feed the birds.

  4. Another wonderful and beautiful creation. Your creativity is certainly inspiring. Thanks...

  5. I Love the wreath God provides the best decorating accessories. I did not know you live In Canada. My husband has been in Toronto all week. We have not been able to talk because of long distance. It's a shame because Canada does not seem so far away but because its a different country it's harder to communicate. For thanksgiving this year I am not traveling but having it at my moms house.

  6. Oh I love this Lucy. I was wondering what you were going to do with the apples once they started to turn. Great idea to let the birds eat it. Nope, not even ready for Thanksgiving, I can't believe yours is already over, I for sure wouldn't be ready lol

  7. Really sweet Lucy! I love the simplicity and I bet it smells good too!

  8. Your hubs is right, super cute! I love that it smells great too and is so fresh. Great idea!

  9. This is fresh and pretty, I loooove the bunting idea too!

  10. Well, that's about the most charming wreath i've ever seen. I can almost smell the apples looking at it. I love the vine twined all around it. Is that from the craft store, or is it real? it looks totally natural. I want to make one just like yours now!


  11. What a sweet idea. It would make a great feeder for the birds off the tree out back of my kitchen window. xo Diana

  12. Lucy - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! I am going to have to give this a try. Bet you could try using other fruit too! :) Lemons could be really cute in the spring/summer!

    Blessings Sara

  13. Love the apples, it's Fall without being orange :) Hope you're having a nice week! ~Melanie

  14. How pretty your wreath is with the real apples. Love the look!!


  15. It looks delish!!! Fruit makes such fresh and happy decorations!

  16. I love it! I've wondered how to incorporate apples into decor... I think they are so beautiful and perfect for this time of year.

  17. This is so beautiful Lucy! I love how you used fresh apples.

  18. So simple and absolutely stunning! I love it!
    Kim @ Sand & Sisal

  19. Such a cute idea! Love that you used fresh apples!

  20. So pretty. I love apples in beautiful Fall decor!


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