I’ve never thought much about wreaths. I have one for Christmas but otherwise the only time I think about wreaths is when I am teasing my BFF for hanging them by season in matching plastic bags in her ridiculously-organized garage.
But with all the DIYing in the air, I’ve seen a lot of really pretty wreaths on the net. I tried to find the perfect one for us but have only found overpriced, overly-fake wreaths in the stores.
With a quick slap on the wrist, I reminded myself that no respectable DIYer would merely purchase a wreath. I set out to make my own – and on the cheap.
I started with a $1 Christmas wreath from the thrift store.
I cut all the pine twigs and ribbons off the wreath so that I had the bare frame of the wreath.
I love that the wreath looks like real twigs so I didn’t feel like I needed to cover the thing in its entirety. I purchased four floral stems from the craft store, each for $1. Having never done this sort of thing, I just stuffed them in where I thought they looked okay.
I am satisfied with the final product and I learned that the thrift store is a fantastic place to buy wreaths if the decor can be easily removed.
Besides my BFF, who else has a fall wreath?