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Make A Welcome Wreath With A Wood Billiard Ball Rack

A vintage metal welcome sign, a wood Billiard ball rack, and artificial flowers combine to make a welcome wreath for the front door. 

old rusty metal welcome sign

Today is the Thrift Store Decor Tour, and the projects are fabulous. My wreath project was inspired by this rusty metal welcome sign.

At one time, the little sign was on a metal frame that you stick in the ground. Over the years, it’s decorated many baskets of Summer flowers. I threw the sign on a workshop shelf when it fell off its legs. 

Billiard ball rack

You’ve seen the billiard ball rack a time or two. A few years ago, I made a succulent hanging display, and then I reused the rack to make a Christmas display featuring a glittery church. I like having items like the wood rack in my junk stash because I can repurpose them over and over.

box of artificial flowers for crafting

The wreath needed a floral element, so I went through my flower box and found a few small stems of pink flowers.

use hot glue to make a wreath

I hot-glued the metal welcome sign to the wood frame. I love my cordless battery-powered Ryobi glue gun! (Amazon Affiliate Link)

adhere metal to wood with hot glue

I applied glue to the right side of the triangle and the bottom of the rack between the wood and the metal sign. So the sign is attached in two places to the rack.

how to use hot glue in crafting with a battery powered hot glue gun by Ryobi

Next, I cut the pink floral stems into smaller bunches and hot-glued them to the rack. The hot glue did not hold all the individual flower stems in place, so I grabbed my stapler and stapled the flowers in place.

triangular wood billiard ball rack welcome wreath

What a sweet wreath. I’ve always loved this soft, faded pink color. 

billiard ball rack repurposed into a welcome wreath

I tried mixing in a few small yellow flower stems, but that seemed a bit much.

pink metal welcome sign and artificial flowers wreath

The wreath isn’t very big but it doesn’t have to be. This piece would look good hanging on the wall in your foyer or living room. 

What do you think of my welcome wreath? If you have the time, please leave a note before heading out on the tour. You can take the tour by clicking the text links below the “before” makeovers photo collage.

thrift store decor tour June 2024

Thrift Store Decor Tour….
Old Mirror: New Look – My Repurposed Life
Welcome Wreath- Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
Wicker Table Makeover – Our Southern Home
Framed Coastal Wall Art On Sandpaper – Sadie Seasongoods
Turn A Storage Bin Into A Planter – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wash Basin Hanging Planter – Organized Clutter
Antique Ice Box Refresh – Shop At Blu


DIY welcome wreath made with recycled wood rack

As always, thanks for being here, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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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. I just love the simplicity of this wreath idea. I need to find a pool ball rack to give this a try. Simply adorable!

  2. Kathy,
    The junky elements of this simple wreath make me smile!


  3. Man!! I keep hoping I’ll find a billiards rack at a thrift store because I love everything you make with them. This wreath is SO cute and the triangle shape is such an unexpected delight for a wreath.

  4. This is super cute Kathy! I love how it all came together and it’s perfect for spring and summer!