For the last couple weeks, I have been drooling over 2 wreaths that I have pinned on Pinterest. The first one was done by my friend Dinah over at DIY Inspired and the other was over at Sweet Daisy Design. When I went to Michael’s this past week, their 18″ grapevine wreaths were on sale for $1.89 (usually $5)! I couldn’t pass up that great deal, so I grabbed 3 and hoped I could make something great!
The first thing I wanted to do was spray paint my wreath. I chose Krylon’s Ivy Leaf, which is a fantastic bright green. I laid out plastic on the ground of the garage, sprayed a good first coat & let it dry. When the coat was dry, I turned it over and did the same thing on the other side. Both sides got 2 really good coats of paint, plus some touch up on spots the next morning.
The same day that I got the wreaths from Michael’s, I also found some really great decorative ribbon for 75% off! The one ribbon I bought is like a thin piece of burlap that’s been spray painted gray. I really liked the look of it & thought it would look great with the bright green wreath.
Starting on the back of the wreath, I used my handy dandy glue gun to secure the end of the ribbon. As I wound it around the wreath, I tried to 1.) overlap the ribbon so I could glue it to the ribbon below it and 2.) make sure to glue it to the bigger vines in the wreath. When I was pleased with how the ribbon looked, I glued it securely to the back of the wreath.
When all the glue was dry, I took two fabric flowers I found at Michael’s that matched my paint really well. I glued both of those onto the ribbon.
The only problem I had was figuring out how I was going to get the wreath to hang on my front screen door. I decided to take the remaining ribbon from the roll, fold it in half & secure it with the glue gun. After it was dry, I wrapped it around the top of the wreath, glued it to the wreath itself, folded it over at the top & glued it again.
Once everything was dry and secure, I had a nice loop at the top of the wreath. I passed picture hanger wire through the ribbon and was able to secure the wreath to my front screen door.
I am completely in love with my new wreath and already have another one in the works for a friend. I also love how little it cost to make:
Spray Paint: $2.50 ($5 for the whole can, I don’t think I used half but we’ll go with that)
Ribbon: $2 (regularly $8, but on sale for 75% off)
Fabric flowers: $4
Have you have made anything special lately? I’d love to hear about it!
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