Faux Cotton Stem Wreath

Anyone else in love with Fixer Upper and the Magnolia style? I am, but my wallet isn't. I really wanted some cotton ball stems without going out of my meager decorating budget, so I made my own thanks to this awesome tutorial @ charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com.
Not too bad with just cotton balls, pine cones, glue, and sticks. I'm sold. 
And it was a fun project to make while watching tv. 

For a while the stems sat in a vase on the mantel, but that got old. With the change of seasons I get the urge to shake things up decor wise. 

Nearly every fall I dig out this wreath and do something different to it. Originally it looked like this, with homemade scrap fabric flowers. Last year I added a scarecrow among the flowers but forgot to take a picture. 
This year I was a bit over the orange and wanted to embrace my love of every turquoise hue. Its still early in the "fall" season, so orange may be added later...who knows. I usually decorate on a whim. 

 (ignore the discolored spot on the door. the adhesive door hanger fell off and all new ones refuse to stick. the hoa is set to paint soon (ish) and then I'll have an all white door with no spot.)

Currently I'm a big fan of chalkboards with turquoise or teal accents. While decorating my home I have to consciously remind myself to add a bit of other color. And the kids' toys tossed around do not count, although it is very very colorful! lol 

Honestly, I would love to have more cotton stems to decorate with but it was a bit more time consuming than I anticipated. Maybe over the cold winter while we "hibernate" inside I'll glue up some more. Until then, I'll just enjoy what I have. :) 


  1. Audra,
    Your fall wreath is lovely and I love how you created your own faux cotton stem. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We enjoy having you.

  2. I see you do love aqua Audra! I love to decorate with faux cotton too, your wreath is really cute and different :)

  3. Very pretty, Audra! Can you believe that I have never seen Fixer Upper??


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