I’m sure I am not the only one that has fallen in love with the modern farmhouse style that seems so popular right now. Whether it’s because of Joanna’s incredible style on Fixer Upper or just because we are craving a comfortable, laid back yet modern/pretty style in our homes, all things rustic/natural/neutrals and farmhouse style are incredibly popular right now. One of those classic decor pieces is a cotton wreath that you see popping up in homes everywhere.
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I have been on the hunt for one for a while that would fit in my budget and honestly came up empty handed. My budget maxes out at $20 for a wreath and honestly I rarely spend over $10 for a wreath thanks to finding $2-3 yard sale finds or making my own. Hobby Lobby has some gorgeous cotton wreaths for $59.99 making them $29.99 when they are on sale for 1/2 off every few weeks.
Still just more than I wanted to spend although if you want to skip DIYing your own I think Hobby Lobby’s wreath is the cheapest out there for the quality. BUT on that same aisle I happened to see this cotton garland priced at $39.99 – making it $19.99 when it’s on sale for 1/2 off!
So I grabbed that garland and a grapevine wreath from my stash. (I always try to keep a few grapevine wreaths on hand – I usually find them for $1 at a yard sale or thrift store). The only other thing you need is a scissors, some twine, or you could use brown floral wire.
I simply laid the garland on top of the wreath and it fit completely around one time. Then I flipped it over and secured the garland to the wreath using basic jute twine. I didn’t have any brown floral wire or I probably would have used that. I secured it in 7-8 spots.
Then flip it over and fluff it a bit! The cotton stems/pods are on wire so they are easy to bend and shape.
I have mine hung on my mudroom/hall door right now but I’m sure I will move it around and use it all throughout the house. This wreath is perfect for fall but also perfect to be used all year long.
I also love it hung on this large chalkboard in our breakfast nook.
Or over an old window – pretty much it will look good anywhere!
Took me less than 10 minutes to make and fit in my under $20 budget – love my new cotton wreath!
How do you get creative when you really want something but can’t make it fit in the budget? I encourage you think outside the box! DIY something for cheaper or search and find it secondhand – there is usually a way to save some money and get it cheaper somehow.