Dec 2, 2009

$4 wreath makeover

i love a fresh wreath on my front door during the holidays.
i bought this one at costco for 15 dollars.

it's nice and big and has a nice variety of greens, but it still needed a little help.
SO, i went to my local dollar tree and spent $3 on a set of disposable sheet pans and some ornaments. then i went to a thrift store and found a cute little $1 frame. after that, i grabbed a few branches from my back yard, and i was ready to go!
I already had spray paint, ribbon, wire, scissors and all the other supplies i needed to give this wreath a little holiday makeover.

i printed a template off the internet of some oak leaves. (i found mine here), and traced over the template and onto the sheet pan. after i cut them out, i used the pencil to make some veins in the leaves.

i spray painted the branches silver, and started  assembling my clusters.

i used a screw to poke a hole in the metal leaf

and threaded it onto some wire with a few ornaments.

then i made a loose bow.

and attached it to the wreath.
after that, i started attaching my clusters of ornaments and leaves.

i spray painted the little frame black, and printed the vintage french sheet music
(found at the graphics fairy), and printed "noel" on top.
(if you want more detailed instructions on how to do this. let me know!)

then attached a small screw eye.

and  attached it to the wreath with some ribbon.

all finished!


  1. I love it! Especially the price!

  2. I just found your blog, and I love your look. You are a talented lady. Your wreath is so me. You can send it to....just kidding.

  3. rooster coop,

    so glad you like the blog! i have a ton more ideas and before and afters so i hope you come back often!

  4. it looks great, I need to add some ornaments to my plain looking wreath now :)

  5. Well done! Thank you so much for sharing this idea. I especially like the leaves from the foil pan. Fab.

  6. OMG how gorgeous, i love the black, off to Costco tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

  7. That is one of the most beautiful wreaths I have ever seen! You are so CLEVER!!! I can't believe you used a foil amazing!

    Best wishes, Natasha.

  8. Looks great! I am loving your blog...will continue to browse. It's a good thing I am on vacation for another week! Happy New Year!

  9. I LOVE the design of this, especially the colors you chose!