You can make a wreath out of just about anything. I made this wreath using a vintage dustpan I found at a local flea market. Yes, I have a flea market addiction. I have cut back on my flea market, junk shop, and auction purchases believe it or not. Still trying to downsize my junk stash.
You know the green chest of drawers I was going to paint? Well, I painted it and selected different hardware and spray painted the hardware. I don't like the results at all. Now I'm in the process of repainting the chest and the hardware. Stay tuned.
You guys know I like anything metal....and orange......and vintage. How cute is this wreath!! Maybe wreath isn't the right word but that's what I'm calling it.
Vintage Dustpan Wreath
It's always fun to try something new and I'm all about thinking outside of the box. When I spotted the orange dustpan I wasn't sure what I would do with it, I just had to have it. It's hard to resist orange. Inspiration would come later.
Okay, I had a brainstorm. Why not make a wreath.....of a sort, out of the dustpan? I found a piece of wood in my wood pile. It was part of a dresser drawer bottom. I always save parts and piece.....that's why the workshop is a disaster.
I painted the wood with a cheery yellow latex paint then went on a hunt for stencils. I stencil because I can't freehand anything. As you can see the letters are all willy-nilly. Makes it easy not having to make sure everything is straight. Just being truthful. I tell you guys all the time that I'm a lazy DIYer.
Why waste the backside of the wood. Spring will be here before you know it.
I put together a little greenery and flowers and used a hot glue gun to adhere them to the dustpan. I have a box full of flowers for projects like this one. Anytime I find fake flowers at a reasonable price I snap them up. Another reason the workshop is a mess!
Hanging on my front door to WELCOME visitors. The "wreath" is cheery.....and I like it.
If you think this wreath was easy to put together you have to see this one......Easy Straw Purse Wreath.
I love to hear from you. Comments at the end of the post. As always thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
Kathy, what a great find! I would have snatched that right up if I spotted it too! I love your repurposed wreath idea, pure genius!
I absolutely love this Door decoration.
This was pure genius!
Haha! Thank you Gloria. I do have my moments.
Girl you can make a dustpan cute!! I love your ideas I love following you, I too love old stuff, you are really a Blessing to me, thank you!!
Thank you so much Denise. You made my day.
Patricia A0 Packer
I really like this one!?
A better use than picking up "dust bunnies"...you have a great imagination. I like how you "think out of the box".
ah, thank you Rita!
Kathy, this is so cheerful and the dustbin makes one great looking "door decor"! I did something similar a few years ago with an old snow shovel. I think if it has a handle on it, it just works. But now, you have me thinking about using the kid-sized rake and shovel I bought for the grandchildren...they may never get to play with them after all!
oh, I'm going to steal your idea! Thanks!
Just love your dustpan wreath. The bright yellow wood with the green stencil provides a sharp but fluent contrast! It's just adorable. Love your straw purse door wreath also. You're brilliant!
Thank you Barbara.
Love this...I am gonna try the sign!!
hi Kathy ... I really love your Welcome Spring door decoration ... in fact, I might just paint my dustpan red and copy you. Thanks for sharing this great idea.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
Linda @ Mixed Kreations
Hi, visiting from Rock 'N Share Wednesday.
You are very creative. That is really cute. Love it! Thanks you for sharing. Pinning and sharing!Have a wonderful day.
Desiree @ YourCraftyFriend
I love this so cute, thanks for sharing.