I have tons of plastic pumpkins and store bought scarecrows that I didn't put out this year. Instead I was inspired by a broken, rusty piece of a plastic rake I found thrown in the corner of the garage. I thought it looked interesting, like art.
I was inspired by a picture of a similar rake wreath on the internet. I can't remember where in the world I found that picture, but I woke up the next morning determined to create a fall wreath for my fence. I wrapped shiny metal leaf decorations around the rake and tied it to the fence.
The rusty car part on the chain is a weight to keep the gate closed. It works really well! (We call that art, too!)
As I walk by the rake wreath every day, I just look at it and just love it! There is something about the sparkly leaf garland that catches my eye! As the days get shorter and darker and colder (and closer to Halloween), I remember as a child being inspired by imagination.