Upcycled (Changeable) Wreath
While out hitting the yard sales at the beginning of the summer I found these old wreaths. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, I just knew I had to have them for an upcycle wreath project. So I handed over my five bucks and tucked them away for the right time.
Seasons move fast at a craft store
Have you been to a Michael’s or AC Moore lately? I can hardly contain myself. All the fall decor is out & giving me all the feels. In case you’ve missed my declaration, I love fall! So the minute I step into the arts and crafts stores, I’m in heaven. And guess what? There’s even a little bit of Christmas decor out too. Yes I know, it’s way too early for all of that, but this is good news for you. Christmas decor means all the fall decor is already being discounted. Now’s the time to pick up some seriously discounted arrangement pieces. So that’s what I did, I spent $20 and got a handful of pieces, and got down to arranging my wreath.
Make it changeable
Right before I started I had what I would consider a brilliant idea. I decided that I was going to make this wreath interchangeable. So, rather than attaching the arrangements directly to the wreath, I create a piece that could be attached and detached as the season changes. See the photos below for the step-by-step guide on how to arrange all of the pieces.
- hot glue gun
- wreaths in desperate need of some lovin’
- a bunch of sale priced floral accents
- twine or decorative garland
- First, get your hot glue plugged in and warming up.
- Now, pull anything off of the old wreath that you don’t want to keep. Just remember this is all just glue, it might have some resistance, but it will come off. I left a little of the green leaves in tact.
- Next, arrange your new flowers how you want them to lay on your wreath.
- Lay them in the order that you want, then begin to bend your stems so they match up to the shape of the wreath.
- Tie & glue sections to secure your pieces to eachother.
- Secure your arrangement on each side and in the middle with your twine or garland to the wreath.
- I used a more decorative Garland to secure the ends (since you’d be able to see the string more easily there)
- Lastly, fan out and fluff your arrangement to fill in any gaps or any places the string may be showing.
All my years of trying to decorate on a dime has taught me to use what I got, get creative, and if you see a good deal, snatch it up. I love this upcycled wreath. I love that I can just create a new arrangement and attach it to the wreath season by season, and this little piece of my decorating as become hassle-free. Mostly, I love that I don’t have to spend money to stay festive.
This wreath was so quick and easy I had time to make two! So I threw some food in the crockpot (check out Sarah’s crokpot carnitas-another idea to make your Sunday super relaxed & easy), put on some music and got my craft on!
Here’s the other wreath I upcycled:
That’s two upcycled wreaths…Pretty good for about $25 for both wreaths & materials, huh?