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Whimsical Wreath

I wanted to buy an new spring/summer wreath for our front door but I couldn’t believe how much they cost. I went to Target, Walmart, Michaels, Pier 1, and Hobby Lobby but everything was between $50-$80. That was way more than I was expecting.

After coming to the realization that I was either going to have to shell out the big bucks and buy something that I would have to look at as an “investment” in my seasonal home decor, or I was going to have to get creative and find an alternative solution that would live up to my expectations.

It was good in a way that I had to go to half a dozen stores to not find the wreath that I wanted because it gave me plenty of ideas to come up with my own. I went back to Hobby Lobby and got the base wreath for $8. I liked this style because I felt like it had a lot of character already and didn’t need a lot added to it. As I was collecting my pieces to go on the wreath I knew I wanted it to be very simple…less is more…and to have a whimsical feel to it. To save a little I bought the bouquets type flowers rather than the individual ones and then used wire cutters to break them down to usable pieces. To achieve my whimsical wreath I needed

  • sticks and leaves base wreath
  • feathers
  • beige flowers
  • chartreuse moss
  • funky sticks

I had so much fun putting this together. I wedged everything into place off center and only used the glue gun at the end to secure the moss where needed to hide any ends or to add accents. This was so easy and only cost around $20. I will use this wreath every year and I will never buy a pre-made one again. I’m so proud of my work I can’t wait for someone to come over and admire it!!!

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