So remember that little weekend getaway that my husband I took a couple weeks ago? Not only did my friend and I hit up some antique and thrift stores, we also brought along some craft supplies so we could craft one night!
So one evening after a fun day of thrifting, a round of mini-golf, and the BIGGEST, best pizza we ever ate for dinner, we sat around the kitchen table and broke out the glue guns. (The guys were busy watching a car movie and playing with my husband’s remote control helicopter, so they weren’t bored either )
Here’s our supplies:
- glue gun and lots of glue sticks
- a pack coffee filters (100-150 depending on the size of your wreath and how tight you pack the filters together) – $1.00-1.50
- a cheap wreath form ( I used to use the $1 green hard styrofoam wreath forms from Dollar Tree but they don’t carry them anymore)
Frugal decorating tip
How to make a super cheap wreath form:
You can make your own wreath from from pipe insulation found in the plumbing department at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s.
Then, I cut that the pipe into half (36 inch pieces) so our wreaths were 36 inch wreath forms. So for $0.97-1.18, you get at least two wreath forms!
Tape the ends together with tape and voila, there is your foam wreath form for about 48¢ – I think my yard sale budget can handle that!
There is really no specific way to crinkle or glue the coffee filters onto your wreath. I have seen some people fold the bottoms of each one and pin to the wreath, I go the easy and cheap way – scrunch, glue, hold for a second, DONE!
And you just keep crinkling the filters and gluing them all the way around the wreath. Keep checking to make sure that you are filling in all the holes and that the glue is staying stuck to the wreath. (I think my glue gun is a HOT temperature glue gun so I had to be careful cause the glue would start to melt the wreath form.)
Snack on some yummy cake bars my friend made, keep talking and laughing, and gluing. We had so much fun! And it really didn’t take that long. I would say we were done in under an hour and that was talking, snacking, and taking pictures too.
My friend went home and promptly put her wreath on her Valentine mantel
I picked up some gray ribbon at Michael’s last week and hung my wreath over the mirror in my dining room. When you walk in our front door and look to the right – this is what you see
So fun! and so pretty!
I thought about adding some flowers or something to it, but I actually love the simplicity of just ribbon and a bow.
Perfect for any and every season. And for less than $2.00 – absolutely beautiful!
Oh, and I realized I never have done the BIG reveal of my dining room makeover! I completed it literally as I was putting the turkey in the oven for Thanksgiving and then it was crazy holiday season. So look for the big reveal and before and after pictures sometime in the next 2 weeks (Update: You can find my dining room before/after post here.)
Oh and this little guy’s brother is hanging in my kitchen – made out of brown coffee filters. I love them both!
So pick up some coffee filters and some foam pipe, grab a glue gun, invite a friend over and have a fun crafting night! The thing I love most about this wreath is every time I see it I will remember the fun weekend we had with friends in the mountains. Yay, for pretty memories!
Have you made any wreaths recently?