$3.00 Spring Green wreath + a fun invitation


So in keeping with our spring posts, next up is a spring wreath 🙂  But not just any spring wreath, a green spring wreath, sort of like a boxwood wreath… and the best part is ALL of the materials came from recent thrifting finds .Smile

So I knew I wanted to do something with these greenery bushes I had found at Value Village before Christmas.  So of course I pop on Pinterest to see what ideas I have on my “wreath” board (176 wreath ideas and counting!) and my “spring décor” board.

As I was looking, I came across this picture that I had pinned and I loved the square wreath!  I found many other pictures as well of square wreaths so I thought I would do something different this time. 🙂


Here is what I used:



  • black picture frame – $1.00 flea market find  (see I mentioned you would be seeing these items again my spring décor 😉
  • 2 bunches of greenery – Value Village find $1.01 each (had original tags from Hobby Lobby of $7.99 + $9.99)


I cut all the stems off the greenery bushes and started hot-gluing them all around the frame.  (I probably could have used floral wire and it would have made the stems easier to bend to reposition, but I already had the glue gun out and it was faster and easier.)  (See this update post!  I had to go back and secure it with floral wire because the heat/sun on my front door was softening the hot glue and causing the greenery stems to fall off.)


Hung it on the front door with a piece of ribbon from my stash and I have a new Spring wreath. Smile  DSC_1711

I experimented with putting a bow on the top or hanging from the bottom but didn’t like that.


And then I thought maybe I could do a “spring flag banner” like I did on my clothespin/laundry room wreath.  But honestly, I just liked the simplicity and natural look of it how it was so I left it alone. 🙂  I can always add something later if I want.


Ahhhhh…. spring!  LOVE this time of year!



Now for the exciting announcement…

You are cordially invited to a “Bloggy Progressive Dinner!”

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I am sure you have heard of or been to a progressive dinner- you drive from house to house eating one part of a meal at each house.  Well, this is better – no starving in between houses or driving all around town.  Just head to each one of our blogs on the days specified and we will be sharing a recipe with you that will form a yummy meal!

Here’s the schedule:

Beverage – Kristi from Living Unbound
Appetizer – Renee from Living, Laughing, & Loving
Main Dish – Christa from Brown Sugar Toast
Side & Bread  – Laine from it’s just Laine
Dessert – ME, right here on March 30th 🙂

I have already heard what some of these girls are planning and oh my, it’s going to be good.  And you’ll want to head over and check out their blogs even today.  They all do a great job and are on my “daily-read these blogs first list.”

And can I just say one more thing… I am so thankful for these girls!  These girls are my blogging friends and we write back and forth online sometimes multiple times a day.  They GET me – you know, understand why my driveway is covered in trinkets in process of spray painting, understand my rant about wordpress woes, cheer me when I have a post go viral, encourage me when I feel like no one is reading my blog, inspire me to be a better blogger, and so much more.    So thankful to have them in my life and to co-host this dinner with them for YOU! 

How about you?  Completed any spring projects lately?  Or attended any progressive dinners? 🙂

Linking up to Upcycle Monday Linky part at Rockin’ What you Got

Sometimes I link up to these wonderful parties:

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 HomeTatertots 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


  1. Love it! It looks so great. 🙂
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  2. Beautifully done Christina!

    Many Blessings,
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  3. Never would have thought to use a picture frame! Very cool! 🙂 I like it!
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    • Christina says:

      I almost felt bad for wasting it, BUT it didnt’ have real glass so I probably wouldn’t have used it as a frame anyways 🙂

      I am really liking it – I really appreciate the difference in it being square 🙂

  4. I love this! So different and definitely Spring-y! I love the idea of using the picture frame. So smart!

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  5. gosh! I just love that wreath! I like that your greenery looks so real. I have bought some of the same greenery at Hobby Lobby for that very reason. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us. I saw your post over at “Weekend Bloggy Reading”.
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    • Christina says:

      Thanks! Would love to see how yours turns out! Are you planning on doing it square or round?

      and I am hopping over to check out your roadside rescue – sounds interesting 🙂

  6. What a sweet wreath! I’ll have to give that one a try, myself.
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  7. I’m obsessed with square wreaths! Thanks so much for showing me how easy it is to make one. The picture frame idea is genius. 🙂

  8. Oh my, take a bow!

    You’ve put a “spring” in my step with your creative loveliness.

    Have a blessed day!

  9. Beautiful! Love that you kept it simple.
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  10. I love the square shape and the price can’t be beat!

  11. You’re a genius! I will definitely be making one of these. 🙂


  12. Adore this – so fresh and springy! Pinning!

  13. Great minds think alike !!! 😉
    I just made one of these this week! Looks great!
    You can check it out here:


  14. I have seen this on Pinterest for a while now but just now clicked through.
    A picture frame?
    I would have never thought to do this so I am heading out to make a cheap wreath now.
    Great idea!
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  15. this is so incredibly beautiful! i’ve included this post on one of my “favorite things” wreath edition posts. thank you for sharing your talent!


  16. So cleaver to use the picture frame! One less thing to buy, plus a tired frame is upcycled. Thanks for the great idea!!


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