Friday, April 1, 2011

I Made a Spring Wreath Too - Dolla Tree Style

*Pssst...  there is a Spring Wreath link party @ the end of this post. 

I really wanted a nice Spring wreath for my front door, but I didn't want to shell out the big bucks.  Also, most pre-made wreaths are too big for the space between my front door and the storm door.  I'd planned to do another ribbon wreath, but then decided I wanted something a little more professional looking.

A few weeks ago, when I went to a doctor visit, I noticed they had a really pretty grapevine wreath that was covered in faux ivy.  I decided to make one just like it.  I bought this sad little grapevine wreath from the Salvation Army for 99 cents.  Then I went to the Dollar Tree and bought four packs of ivy garland.  

I wrapped the garlands around the wreath, hooking each end to the start of a new "vine".   The I hung it up with some hemp rope.  It looked sooo sad and plain.  So sad that I didn't even bother taking a photo.

I looked around for some kind of flower that would look nice on my poor little ivy wreath.  I was thinking roses & ivy would look nice together. I Googled "rose & ivy wreath", looking for some inspiration, but found none.  Boo!

I finally stopped by the Dollar Tree last Sat and found these "magnolia" bushes.  I say magnolia that way, because the stigma (that fuzzy thing in the middle) on these are gray, and our magnolias don't look like that around here (SC).  I've never seen one that's gray and so I don't know if that's right or not.  You know, there is a reason stuff ends up at the Dollar Tree.   

Anyway, I still think my wreath is awesome, and for $7, you can't beat it.  Or maybe you can.

Gotta cheap DIY Spring wreath to show off?  Link 'er up here.

Linking to:
Hookin' Up With HOH @ House of Hepworths
Everything but the Kitchen Sink @ A  little Knick Knack

6 crafty peeps said:

  1. That turned out great! Do you know what color red your front door is? I've been wanting to paint my door, but I haven't found the perfect red yet. The color on your door looks like what I've been looking for.


  2. Ah! A red door and lovely wreath at my friend's home :)

  3. So pretty on your red door. And I LOVE the name of your blog!

    Warmly, Michelle