DIY Wreath Using Thrift Store Finds
It’s Thrift Store Décor Day and I made my DIY wreath using a straw handbag/purse and flowers from a yucky thrift store wreath. As always the project was super easy. You guys know how I roll.
Those flowers sure look pretty now but they didn’t look so hot on the thrift store grapevine wreath.
I purchased the straw handbag at the thrift store a while ago. The top binding on the left side of the purse is coming apart but that’s easy to hide.
The pink and yellow flower combo makes me smile.
This is the grapevine wreath I mentioned earlier. I found it at the thrift store a while ago. I wasn't really crazy about the oblong shape but the flowers were pretty. I took the flowers and the bows off of the wreath.
I tossed the ribbon and kept the flowers. I kind of wish I had kept the green ribbon to use as a hanger for the purse wreath but I tossed it before I had the new project in mind. Just goes to show.....never toss anything.
I placed the flowers in the straw purse and hung it on the door. Only problem is the flowers stems weren't that big and the purse was flat towards the bottom. I took the flowers out of the purse and stuffed the bottom with newspapers.
Once I had a fat purse I arranged the flowers in the purse. I didn't use floral foam or anything like that. I didn't hot glue anything. I just placed the flowers in the purse and tweaked them until they looked just right......at least to me. You guys know I mostly go for the asymmetrical look when decorating.
I hung the wreath on the door using a metal wreath hanger. I have several wreath hangers in various colors.
I told you guys the project was really easy. It doesn't take much money or effort to make a wreath like this. Check out the thrift stores for purses, totes, flat baskets......anything with handles...... to make your DIY wreath. Be sure it is something that fits your style and the season then find a few flowers or greenery to finish the wreath.
If you like this wreath you will LOVE this one........Vintage Dustpan Wreath.
Kids rubber rain boots also make unique wreaths or door hangings, whatever you want to call them. I guess wreath really isn't the correct term.
What do you think of my straw purse "wreath"? The straw definitely says Spring or Summer. Leave me a note and take the thrift store tour. Seven of my thrifty friends have projects they put together using thrifty finds. Just click the pink text links below the photo collage showing the items before makeovers.
Milk Paint Wood Lamp - Domestically Speaking
How To Make A Sorry Game Board Box - My Repurposed Life
Porch Console Table - Our Southern Home
Repurposed Window and Door - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Recycled Cigar Box - Refresh Restyle
Spring Porch Decor In A Harvest Basket - Sadie Seasongoods
Upcycle Old Books - House of Hawthornes
DIY Wreath - Petticoat Junktion (that's me!)
Have a great day and as always thanks for being here, Kathy