Hi! I’m Natalie from A Turtle’s Life for Me, and I have a bit of a confession to make that in the world of bloggers can probably be considered scandalous! I very, very rarely make wreaths. I mean, like maybe one or two in my life! Whenever I see one, I adore it, though, so I’m on a mission to change this about myself! I’m also on a mission to use up items in my house without buying new materials!
Guys, the amount of stuff I have in my house could probably also be considered scandalous! Shhh!
With that in mind, I headed to my basement to see what I could scrounge up. Within 30 minutes, I had this Simple Upcycled Wreath hanging on my front door!
I’m a fan of anything frugal and fast, but when it looks good too… well, that’s always the best part, isn’t it?!
18″ Floracraft Styrofoam Wreath Form
Glue gun/glue sticks
I started with my wreath form and the white ribbon. All I had was this sheer, wired ribbon but it worked perfectly and covered very well as long as I made sure to overlap it each time I wrapped around. Just put a bit of hot glue on the one end to start and then begin wrapping. When you get to the end, add another dab of hot glue to finish it off.
Next I wrapped the green ribbon around just a section of the wreath for a pop of color. I am ALWAYS a fan of pops of color!
Then it was time for the flower. This was actually a flower hair clip I got at Kohl’s for $1.20 a couple years ago and never used.So I was able to just clip it right on to the ribbon. You could easily use any silk flower you find and just hot glue it on in place.
The final step involves a gift bag! This was a gift bag I purchased in a double pack from the dollar section of target in last year’s clearance. In other words, this bag probably cost me a dime! I loved it, though with the silver wood grain and off-set letters! All I did for the bag, was cut the front panel off. When I did this, I made sure to not cut right against the fold line, because I didn’t want to be able to see the cut edge when it was hanging.
Check out the next picture to see how I cut in a little bit to avoid this.
I debated cutting off the top section of the bag to get rid of the ribbon holes, but in the end I left it because it became my hanger! I just twisted the bag handle and hot glued it on. The little piece of green ribbon was just a scrap I used to push the ribbon down without burning my fingers on the hot glue. Now the bag was attached and I had a ribbon to hang it from my door hanger.
This wreath was ridiculous fast to make and definitely puts me in the holiday spirit!
I’d love to have you visit me over at A Turtle’s Life for Me! I’m a fool for the holidays and embrace all parts of it- the food, the parties, the crafts and lots of homemade gifts!
I also blog about our families’ travels and our hands-on approach to living where I encourage you to live life from the slow lane!
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