Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Frugal Christmas Wreaths

I recently posted about how I recover pillows to fit each season. Another way I use what I have on hand through all the seasons is to redecorate these grapevine wreaths. I made them years ago and they have taken on many different looks and have been hung in several different parts of our home. My mother has grape vines, so I was able to get the vines from her. If you don't have access to grape vines, the ready made wreaths aren't too expensive, considering that you can use them over and over.

This one is hanging on one side of the mantel and book cases that run the entire length of one wall in our living room. I used floral/pine cone picks purchased at a local discount store that cost 2 for $1.00. The "wish" star thingie was found on clearance for $3.50. The neat thing is that I can pull these decorations off the wreath and store them until next year. Then after Christmas, probably as Spring approaches, I could redecorate the wreath with another look. Or I can just store it as it is to be used again and again.

Here's another larger one using larger floral pics and this twiggy primitive looking snowman, purchased at Dollar General. A little secret is that I used bread twist ties to hold him on securely. They are orange, blue, white and green, but they don't show on the front of the wreath. It hangs on the front door.

That snowman is almost a little scary, but I like him!


Terri said...

I think it looks great! That is a neat idea to reuse the wreathe for different seasons.

Granny J said...

Those wreaths are really pretty. That's a great idea to be able to easily remove the decorations and use the wreaths for other holidays.

Elizabeth said...

Looks great. I like thinks I can change around too.

Pen Pen said...

I used to make my own wreaths when my daddy would cut back his grape vines. I haven't done that in years, but would love to get my hands on some of it again. Your wreaths are pretty... I love the little snowman!

Anonymous said...

So, we are the queens of recycling!
I do somewhat the same thing with wreaths and ribbons and 'fillers'.

Thank you for reminding me that it is not always bad to have a lot of 'stuff' stored away.


Sportsgirl said...

Oh wow. I didn't even know you could do that with grapevines. My mother has a grape vine so when they are out of season (here down under) I will try and collect some to make me a wreath! I love the little snow man, he is adorable. Once again, thanks for the idea :-)

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