Monday, March 18, 2013

My DIY Repurposed Spring Wreath

It was a typical March weekend, weather wise, in our area. The wind is still cold!

Early Saturday morning I got busy putting the Dollar Store flowers to use that I bought last week. I love how it turned out!

Here's how I did it.  I had an old Fall wreath that had definitely seen its better days.  Some of the plastic fruits on it had cracked and peeled.   So I undecorated it.

Underneath all that stuff was a nice wreath.

Using wire cutter pliers, I cut all the stems of flowers off the main thick plastic branch.

I stuck all the flowers, a couple of silk butterflies and the Dollar Store bird's nest on the wreath.  Then, I tucked a simple black and white checked ribbon bow on one side and it was finished.   Since this wreath will be used only indoors, I didn't need to worry about using a hot glue gun or anything. 

I like to hang a seasonal wreath on this door that is between the dining room and the living room. 

Although this one is definitely for spring,  it can stay out through most of the summer with just a little tweaking.  I might redo it in red, white and blue for July and then before you know it I'll be putting out Autumn things again!  I hate to admit that I was looking longingly at the fall decor in a magazine earlier today.  Yes, I'm crazy!  But, I am happy for spring to be coming.  Warm breezes, flip flops and all that kind of thing will be nice.


Auntie M said...

Very well done, Debbie Girl. You are full of good ideas.

Susannah said...

Love the wreath, Debbie....beautiful spring flowers. The nest and eggs add a wondeful touch.

Meggie said...

How beautiful, Debbie. I think what sets it off is the gingham check ribbon. Well done....

tales from a handmade home said...

Pretty wreath Debbie, I have an old wreath knocking about somewhere that could do with a little decoration.

Debby said...

What a happy wreath! I need to get busy and spruce something up too

Terri said...

Great job! You are really very clever with these type of projects, Debbie!