Thursday, May 23, 2013

American Wreath



Found myself checking in at the Dollar Tree this week.  Lots of graduation party supplies and kids summer toys going on in there right now, but I also spied some Americana décor that I couldn’t pass up.  My mind once again went to a wreath, and I thought why not!?  So I collected a few items and headed home.

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I started by painting the grapevine wreath white and wrapping the  necklaces around the wreath and secured with a glue gun. 

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Looking better already!  I then took some wooden stars I had on hand and attached some springs to the back.

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The next step was to dip the stars into some glue and then into glitter.  I always swear I won’t glitter again and some how it always finds it way back into my life.  What can I say, I like a little sparkle!

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I then attached the America sign to the back of the wreath.  I actually just glued the string from the sign around the back of the wreath, but didn’t attached the sign, just in case I want to take it off later and repurpose it.  Afterwards I attached the bow, which had just had a twisty tie, so it was so easy.  And that was it.  Here’s the finished results:

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The total cost of this project was about $5.  I purchased the springs for Home Depot.  They were around $4 or $5, I think, but you get 84 springs in assorted sizes. 

Hope you are having a great day!!

Diane

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5 comments:

  1. That is the cutest wreath! I love it, very clever, creative and you can't beat the price. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Deb! I also tried using your photo tips, obviously a work in progress! lol.

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  2. Oh how fun to find your blog. The name grabbed me cause I collect giraffes!

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