Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thrifted wreathes redone

This past weekend, I finally worked on the wreaths I found at GW. I paid $3 for the evergreen one and $4 for the large grapevine wreath. Can you say bargain? :o)

To begin, I pulled off the tired red bow on the evergreen wreath. Then I sprayed fake snow on the branches, let that dry, then fluffed it up.

Since I wanted it to have a woodland theme for the farmhouse,  I took pinecones - some sprayed silver and others plain -  and glued them around the wreath. I also added in some large acorns.

Next I made "birdhouses" from scrap fence picket pieces.

I put fake snow to each birdhouse.

Added them to the wreath along with a shimmery silver ribbon,

and a silver owl ( hard to get a good picture of him) to add some shine.

And ta-da!  a pretty woodland inspired wreath for the farmhouse!

Then it was time to work on my grapevine wreath. This one was for in my city house so I didn't want it quite as rustic. I started by pulling off all the flowers, saving the magnolia blossoms to reuse. Those I painted silver, ivory, and mushroom and then added glitter.

I added glitter to some pinecones too.

And the reindeer and berries...I might have gotten carried away with the glitter :)

With a sheer red bow and ribbon to finish it up, the grapevine wreath now sports a new look bringing Christmas cheer to my city house fireplace!

Now all the decorating is done and it's time to start making cookies and other goodies. Hard to believe Christmas is just a little over a week away!

Have a good week!

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  1. I just love them Cecilia!!! Perfect farmhouse look and I especially love the little birdhouses - too adorable - if I had the time I'd be stealing that idea for sure!
    Bif hugs,

    1. Thanks, Suzan! Time is definitely running least, there's next year. I didn't do half of what I wanted to do. Life has a way of taking over sometimes. Still there is plenty to be thankful for! I hope you have a fantastic Christmas!
      Hugs back,

  2. Your wreaths turned out amazing Cecilia! GW is so great for stuff like this. I love how you used natural elements in both wreaths, and those little birdhouses are so cute.
    Hope you have a fabulous Christmas!
    Tuula :)

    1. Thank you, Tuula! I'm loving using natural elements this year...hard not to overdo it. haha. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!
      Cecilia :o)


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