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Make A Straw Purse Wreath For Spring

Make a DIY straw purse wreath using a straw handbag for Spring and pretty flowers. My flowers are salvaged from a yucky thrift store wreath. As always the project was super easy. You guys know how I roll.

Spring door wreath made using a purse
Spring door wreath made using a purse

Those flowers sure look pretty now but they didn’t look so hot on the thrift store grapevine wreath.

thrift store straw purse for wreath diy

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.

DIY straw purse wreath


The pink and yellow flower combo makes me smile.

yucky thrift store wreath

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.

recycled repurposed flowers

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.


make a DIY Spring Purse Wreath (2)

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.

make a DIY Spring Purse Wreath
make a DIY Spring Purse Wreath

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.

What do you think of my straw purse “wreath”? The straw definitely says Spring or Summer. Have a great day and as always thanks for being here, Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Most of the spring wreaths I see don’t appeal to me, but I love this one! I think it was smart not to use hot glue. This way you can change the flowers with each season or holiday. Nicely done!