Home decorating doesn’t have to be limited by your budget. If you are like me, you don’t have thousands to blow at Ethan Allen or other home decor stores. Don’t let it deter you! It just means we have to get a little creative. That’s half the adventure anyway, right?
I have had a love affair with grapevine wreaths for as long as I can remember. Their natural look has always been something that has caught my eye. Anytime I can snag one for cheap, I add it to my collection. Until recently, my wreath was just plain hanging on my door. It look kind of sad honestly.
With fall here, it was time to give my wreath a fall makeover! The best part is the WHOLE project cost me less than $15. (including the wreath) All you need is a Dollar Tree, some yard sales, hot glue, and some creativity to make this project your own!
There are several places you can get grapevine wreaths for really cheap. This one I got at our local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. It was only $5! Nothing is better than getting a deal and supporting a great cause. I grabbed another wreath this weekend at a yard sale for $5 as well. (Christmas wreath anyone?) You can also find them at thrift shops like Salvation Army and Goodwill too. Just keep your eye out when you are thrift shopping. Even if they have things on them you can usually take them off and start over!
My next stop was the Dollar Tree! I grabbed several different types of fall colored “berries” and flowers for this wreath. Each bundle was only a dollar, so I grabbed five different bundles. I also grabbed a thing of floral wire to attach them to the wreath.
For the last part of the wreath, I used some burlap and twine from other upcycled projects. Then I sent my kids on a hunt for acorns and pinecones. Our yard is FULL of both. They had fun doing it, and I got to score unique add ons for my wreath for free!
To start the wreath, cut the flower bunches so you have a place to attach them to the wreath. I started with one color or type at a time and spread them out across the bottom of the wreath. Once you are happy with how they look attach them with floral wire and/or hot glue. (I used both)
Next, add your natural accents. Place them throughout the wreath and then secure them with hot glue. You might have to hold them on for a second while the glue sets so they don’t fall off.
Lastly, add any other accents you may want. I cut a strip of burlap fabric that I had and tied it into a bow then secured it with hot glue. For the tie up top, I just used the twine from the upcycled vase project. I also secured that with hot glue.
Take a look at the difference it has made on my front door!
What are some upcycling fall projects you have going on at your house? Share with us so we can find inspiration as well!
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