It’s time for another Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge and I’m sharing a Simple DIY Fall Floral Wreath!! I’ve joined with an amazing group of talented ladies to bring you a monthly thrift store challenge. Each month we transform item(s) we find at a thrift store, yard sale, or resale shop into a new home decor piece. There is no budget or specific theme and are free to let our creativity run wild!

Meet the Hosts

This month’s participants –

Amanda | The Kolb Corner      Erlene | My Pinterventures

Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main     Debra | Shoppe No. 5

Shirley | Intelligent Domestications     Marie | DIY Adulation

Michelle | Our Crafty Mom     Julie | Live From Julie’s House

Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things     Sherry | Savvy Apron

Ann | Duct Tape and Denim

Follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


Simple DIY Fall Floral Wreath

Simple DIY Fall Floral Wreath

Supplies:

  • 1 – wreath form
  • 1 – mixed bunch of faux flowers ( look for ones with at least 4 – 5 different flowers)
  • 1 – bunch of long grass with flowers
  • floral wire
  • wire cutter

Don’t forget to use your craft store coupons when buying your floral stems! I purchased my stems at JoAnn craft stores.

Thrift Store Wreath

I’m excited to share this wreath for the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Several months ago, I bought this wreath form from my local Goodwill store for $2.00! I thought about using it for Halloween, but we aren’t really ‘doing’ Halloween this year, so I knew it was time to dust it off for a fall wreath instead. It’s hard to tell from the picture above, but the entire metal form was bent into the shape of a trapezoid. There were berry sprigs, hot glue all over, a way too skinny ribbon running through it, and two glued on wooden birdhouses on the wreath. It was in rough shape.

Wreath stripped

I stripped everything except the berry springs off of the wreath. I also carefully cut off as much of the hot glue as I could, reshaped the wreath form into a decent circle, and fluffed it up.

Wreath flowers

For the flowers, I separated and cut each stem from the flower and grass bunch.

Arranging flowers

Originally, I wanted to keep the floral stems as long as possible. Keeping the stems long gives me the option to repurpose the flowers, but the wreath was too bare to hide them and I was forced to cut them down to 4″ long. Next, I ‘practice’ arranged the flowers on the wreath form. At first, I wanted to have a circle of flowers around the wreath, but this only accented the bent shape of the wreath.

So instead of fighting with the asymmetrical form of the wreath, I decided to do the same with the flowers. I arranged all of the flowers to one side of the wreath and placed long grass stems throughout the remaining part of the wreath and along the inside shape of the wreath to help hide the bent shape. When I was satisfied with the look, I attached them to the wreath with floral wire.

Simple DIY Fall Floral Wreath

While it’s not perfect, it’s come a long way from the sad ole’ misshapen thrift store wreath. And this Simple DIY Fall Floral Wreath can now hang proudly on my front door.


Be sure to check out the other creative upcycle projects from my fellow bloggers!


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9 Comments

  1. I never would have guessed how this wreath started out! I love the colours of the flowers you used, and how you worked with what you had blending everything. The pop of the jewel toned flowers make such a pretty focal point!

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