Several weeks ago this showed up on my front porch.
A friend of mine left this oversized grapevine ribbon with a note.
She’d purchased it years ago and had kept it–thinking she’d eventually do something with it.
Except she never did.
It sat on a shelf just waiting for a project. She told me she couldn’t figure out what to make with it and maybe I could find a solution.
A decorating challenge.
My favorite kind.
I used it to decorate my back entryway.
It looks like this.
See it there?
On the gray hutch?
I turned it into a garland with tiny pumpkins and mini white stems.
I started with these cup hooks.
I added the hooks to the top of the cabinet and down the right-hand side.
The garland is asymmetrical, so I started at one corner and then draped the garland over the hooks down the other side.
The hooks help hold the grapevine ribbon in place so I could start to decorate it.
Next, I found these stems of pumpkins that I spray painted white.
And this long garland of tiny white stems that I cut apart.
I cut these stems into groups of three.
I just tucked the pumpkins in first every six inches or so.
Next, I added in the tiny white stems until I had completely covered the ribbon.
Here’s what the entryway looks like now.
I’m so glad my friend left me the grapevine ribbon.
I have so many other ideas for all the falls to come.
But for now?
The entryway is decorated and ready for fall.
Thanks to a little inspiration and a decorating challenge. 🙂
PS One quick note—the thistles on the book are from a flower arrangement given to me by another friend. I took them out and dried them and tied them up with jute ribbon.
So thankful for amazing friends like these.
Make new friends and keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.