White and yellow Summer wreath (made with yard sale finds!)

White and yellow summer wreath

I have really been itching to make a wreath lately.     The last wreath I made was my green wreath that I made back in the spring with thrift store finds for $3.00.  That wreath has actually been on my front door since then.

Spring Green Wreath

I still love this wreath so I just moved it to the inside of my front door so I get to enjoy it inside for a while! Smile

So when I came across some yellow forsythia branches at the yard sale on Saturday on our “I love thrifting” shopping spree, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  (In case you missed our “I love thrifting” day recap post here, here I got 4 branches of these yellow flowers for 25¢ each – so $1.00 for all 4.)

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And bonus – I could cross off making a wreath off my goals list, I am using something I bought thrifting on Saturday, and because I was inspired by some wreaths I saw on Pinterest I can count this as my Pinterest project for this month! Smile

Here’s where I got my inspiration:

This yellow forsythia wreath from A Soft Place to Land

and this Forsythia and daisy wreath by SAS interiors

I grabbed a grapevine wreath from my craft room stash (I have had a quite a few of these over the years that I would pick up on sale at Michael’s or recently when I can find them for around $1 at thrift stores or yard sales.)

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Then I cut each individual stem off of the forsythia branches – there were 4-5 little stems on each branch.

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Then I just started poking them in the wreath all the way around.  I don’t usually glue my flowers like this on a grapevine wreath because I can usually wedge them in there pretty good.  And it saves time in gluing and when I want to change the wreath up in a few years when the flowers get faded they are easy to just pull out.

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I just kept cutting and placing the stems all the way around the wreath

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Now just so you know, I always help when I am crafting and putting together a wreath in the floor.  If you can call, grabbing at the stems, trying to eat the flowers, and chasing any ribbon I use help, that is! Smile  That’s ok, his cuteness and company are totally worth it. Smile

Casper helping me craft

So here is my wreath with all the yellow flowers added.  Sadly that is all 4 stems and it doesn’t look near as pretty as the one above Sad smile

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Maybe one day I will find some more forsythia at a yard sale or find some on clearance at Michael’s.  But for now, I dug through my flower stash (yes, I have a flower stash too – remember my Hoarder’s craft room??) and found a white dogwood bunch and a white hydrangea bunch.  Both of them were bought at Dollar General when they had their home décor 50% off – so I paid $1.50 each.    I cut those apart and added them to my wreath.

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I tied it up with some white ribbon from the dollar store and it was finished!  Not bad for some yard sale flowers, some Dollar General flowers, and a Goodwill wreath.

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Final cost:

  • wreath from my stash
  • $1.00 for the Forsythia branches
  • $3.00 for the white flowers
  • ribbon from my stash

A $4.00 wreath! Smile

Even if you didn’t have the wreath or the ribbon – the ribbon was only $1 from the dollar store and the wreath can be purchased at Michael’s for about $4 (of less if you could find one at Goodwill) so it would have still been under $10 for this project.

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Here is how it looks from the front yard.   And look at that grass –it is actually GREEN – amazing what a little rain can do! Smile

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I know some people might call this a spring wreath and it very well could be a spring wreath as well.  But I wanted something bright, cheery, and yellow for the remaining of summer, and I am loving this on my front door! Smile  DSC_0334

 

Have you made any wreaths recently?  And would you use this wreath in spring or summer – or both? Smile

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Sarahndipities, Skip to my Lou, Today’s Creative Blog, How to Nest for Less, Home Stories A to Z, Apron Thrift Girl, Tools are for women too, Not just a Housewife, A bowl full of lemons, Uncommon Designs Online, Someday Crafts, No Minimalist Here,Somewhat Simple, 36th Avenue, Sew Much Ado, The Style Sisters, The Thrifty Home, Domestically Speaking, House of Hepworths, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Weekend Blogging party at Serenity Now, Home Happy Home, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, The Girl Creative, Miss Mustard Seed, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, Remodelaholic, The Lettered Cottage, Before and after party at Thrifty Decor Chick, Pinterest Challenge at Young House Love


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  1. Brenna says

    Hello!

    I have had really good luck finding willow wreath forms at the dollar store (2-3 sizes) for $1 each. They also sell “floral wire” (1 roll is enough for a medium sized wreath) that bends really easily. I used this to attach flowers to the form and made a wreath for under $10 (fake flowers, form, wire, ribbon). Gotta love the dollar store!

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