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August 26, 2018

Grandin Road Inspired Wreath

I received a catalog from Grandin Road and was smitten with this wreath.  The price however of $139 wasn't what I had in mind.  It looks especially attractive on this blue door.

I was bummed about the price but also inspired so I went to Hobby Lobby, Michael's, JoAnn's and Pier 1 to look at wreaths.   I was able to find some silk flowers at Michael's that resembled the look created here on this wreath, but when I added it all up I was getting way up there in costs and I figured if I'm spending that much I may as well buy the one by GR.  I went on line to look at the wreath and found out it's already sold out/no longer available.

I realized it was cheaper to buy a ready made wreath (in most cases) vs. making my own especially with silk flowers.  Most of the fall wreaths currently available have lots of sunflowers and/or a lot of fall colored leaves, pine cones and pumpkins.  This one caught my attention at Pier 1 (called the Faux Rudbekia wreath) because it didn't have a super heavy fall look to it and certain things about it seemed similar to the other one at Grandin Road so I grabbed it.  Even though this is very nice as it is I decided that blue hydrangeas were needed to really achieve the look I wanted.

I didn't find antiqued blue hydrangeas like they used in the Grandin Road one, but this is what I came up with.  Since I had to cut the hydrangeas off of very long stems I had a bunch of leaves leftover so I used some of them to fill it in a bit.  The Grandin Road wreath had magnolia leaves but to save money I felt these would work well enough.

I think this is a great transitional look between late summer and fall especially since the Rudbekia (cone flowers) are still blooming here.  If I find some antiqued blue hydrangeas I may swap them out but I'm happy at this point!

This did have some blue flowers (I think they look like Bachelor's Buttons) but it wasn't enough of an impact.  Pier 1 also had a wreath with some very faded looking blue hydrangeas but in person I thought it was very dull.

There are no pumpkins on this wreath but I felt the deep reddish/orange rudbekia's filled in for them.  I know it's not quite as beautiful as theirs but overall I think this was a good compromise.  I did get the wreath on sale so that was very helpful ($29.99 down from $39.99).  The hydrangeas came from Hobby Lobby (1/2 off).  

I hope you liked my Grandin Road Inspired Wreath!

I do have another wreath that I created last year with an adorable fox made with curled wood pieces that I'll switch to for October/November as seen "here".

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  1. You just about nailed it, Liz! Yours looks just as fabulous as Grandin Roads' And like you said, the blue hydrangeas did it! I love that site and have been getting lots of inspiration from them for a very long time!

  2. Great job, Liz! Your wreath looks beautiful!

  3. Liz,
    I love the wreath that you made!! That touch of blue really makes it pop!! very pretty!!

  4. I love the bright blue with the autumnal colors, Liz. I think your wreath is lovely. Good for you! ♥

  5. Hi Liz,
    I think your looks better than Grandin Road's. I love the color of the blue hydrangea's you used. The color is so pretty mixed with the other flowers. Love this wreath. Great job.

  6. That's just gorgeous, Liz! I love all the colors.

    I've been thinking of recreating a little Grandin Road inspiration myself. Love their stuff!

  7. Love it! I like the balance you made between the cost and look of the catalog wreath with the Pier 1 embellished one. Those darn silk flowers are expensive, even when half off! I also find them labor intensive to incorporate into my mesh based wreaths. Well done Liz!

  8. Beautiful and I am sure less expensive. That GR wreath caught my eye as well. Not sure why they were asking so much money. It is different with the blue...love it!

  9. I think it's a pretty darned good fake, Liz. Nice work and it's YOURS!

  10. Get OUTTA here!!!!!!! Great job!!! I’ve never ordered anything from Grandin Road because of their price tags, but I love their stuff. This is the way to get the look without having to sell a vital organ!!!!!!

  11. Liz, you did a beautiful job adding to a bought wreath and I am sure for a lot less money that the Grandin Road. I love it!

  12. You nailed it Liz!!!....great job on the Grandinroad look-a-like!...it's so beautiful!!!

  13. Your wreath is gorgeous! I saw the GR one too and thought it was so pretty but way over my budget, as in that's my WHOLE budget for all of my fall decor lol. Love your creativity!! Happy almost fall :) xo, Andrea


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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