Wednesday, October 27, 2010

$7 Recycled Fall Wreath

I found this awesome blog - http://www.houseofhepworth.com/ and saw a gorgeous wreath that Allison made with Dollar Tree items and I just knew I needed to make one too!!
I apologize....this was the first turtorial I tried to make and I kept forgetting to take pictures while I was working...please forgive!
I bought $7 worth of supplies from the The Dollar Tree and took apart last year's wreath to make this wreath.
I used wire cutters and cut off all the leaves from the Dollar Tree 'bushes' and from last year's wreath. I separated everything out into 'groups' so I could see what I had.
Then I just started gluing with a hot glue gun. First, I put 'regular' leaves all around the edges - inside and outside. Then I started 'building' the middle. I tried to have the leaves going in different directions so that it didn't look 'flat'.
Once I had the leaves on, I added the 'goodies'. The small gords were 50 cent picks from the Dollar Tree. The feathers and the sunflower were from last year's wreath. I just kept adding until I was happy with what I saw.

I hung it on a ribbon (Dollar Tree). I used flat tacks to hold the ribbon to the top of the door. No bow on this one... I didn't want to take away from the sunflower and feathers.

Close up of all the 'goodies'!!




$7 worth of supplies from The Dollar Tree - $7
Recycled items from last year's wreath - $0
Making something I'm really proud of - Pricele$$



The following links are to Link Parties that I participate in. Click on them and PARTY ON!!
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/
http://www.somewhatsimple.com/
http://www.lbratina.blogspot.com/
http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/
http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
http://733blog.blogspot.com/
http://lifeaslori.blogspot.com/
http://terelauritsen.blogspot.com/
/http://paisleypassions.blogspot.com/
http://paisleypassions.blogspot.com/
http://frugalfabulousdesign.com/
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/
http://www.katiesnestingspot.com/
http://decormamma.blogspot.com/
http://www.fingerprintsonthefridge.com/
http://funtocraft.blogspot.com/
http://thriftytickle.blogspot.com/
http://www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com/
http://alittlelovelyblog.blogspot.com/
http://iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com/
http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/
http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/

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18 comments:

  1. OK...this is just too cool!! I love LOVE your wreath and love even more that it cost so little!! GREAT JOB!

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  2. Oh, what a awesome idea. what could be better then paying for something that doesn't cost a lot. Great job! nicely done :)
    I am your new follower. You can follow me back at http://showmemama.com. Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.

    Have a great weekend
    ShowMeMama

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  3. I named my daughter Amy Shantel.

    At the time. I made the name Shantel up.

    Pamela
    WV

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  4. Forgot to add my Amy Shantel is 31
    and has a baby daughter of her own.

    Pamela
    WV

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  5. Hi, just linking thru Frugal and Fab Design blog. Love your recycled wreath! Those are ALWAYS the best. New Bulldog Follower. Come visit sometime.
    Blessings,
    Denise

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  6. That is soooo pretty! You are 1 talented lady!

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  7. It looks so great! I'm a new follower!

    - Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

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  8. I would LOVE if you would share this on my facebook fan page. Just upload a picture or two to my photo album. Please feel free to add a link back to your site.

    Here's a link to my fan page:
    Facebook.com/House of Hepworths

    My fan page photo album needs a little love from you. ;)

    Thank you so much!!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  9. Shantel, This looks fabulous! I love how full it is - looks like a million bucks! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I featured this on the first round of showcases - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  10. What a pretty wreath! The colors look really wonderful against the color of your door!

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  11. That turned out really great! I love it!

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  12. Great job! Love all the details you added. Don't you love a bargain and when you can recycle something?

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  13. What a beautiful wreath! Perfect for fall!

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  14. Beautiful! I'm blog hopping and found your blog. I'm a new follower. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

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  15. wow I love the touch of purple on the gorgeous wreath and your sweet blog! Great job! I'll follow-pls follow back if u can! http://housefinally.blogspot.com/

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  16. Gorgeous wreath!!! Thanks for linking up and linking back to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

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  17. That is super nice! I can't wait to try and make one for my new house.

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  18. I Love your Fall Wreath. So Colorful & looks Expensive even though it isn't!

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