I’ve been itching for a cotton wreath for a couple months now. I finally got one today! I hit Hobby Lobby with the kiddos thinking I’d pick up a grapevine wreath and some extra cotton branches and make one myself. I didn’t find the cotton branches but it didn’t matter because the wreaths were 50% off! (Hit your Hob Lob soon for this deal!) I love how simple, natural and rustic this wreath is and I plan on using it for both September and November. (During October I have a fun Halloween wreath that I hang here.)
When I see these cotton branches they remind me of my last year in college. My roommate’s family owned a very large cotton farm. We went to visit her family one weekend during harvest, which is in the fall. There was cotton blowing all over the highway. I had a horrible cold and felt terrible, but I remember us getting out of the car to visit the “gin” which was actually a whole building dedicated to removing the cotton fiber from the boll. It was really neat and a whole other world that I didn’t know much about.
So I will always think of this wreath as my harvest time wreath. Perfect for fall and perfect of our rust colored front door.