9.04.2013

Thrifty Thursday: Thrift Store Wreath Transformed

Ok, before I get into my wreath transformation, I have to mention a few things!  
First of all, tomorrow I am heading to Texas for over a week!  I have not been able to contain my excitement for days!  My sister and her family just moved there from New Jersey, and because they plan to "put down roots" there, they bought a house!  So I am going to help her with all of her DIY projects, painting, and decorating.  And did I mention I'm going solo....meaning no kids?!  Oh yeah!  My sister has 3 boys too, but to go by myself is just fabulous!  
Anyways, so I will be somewhat MIA until I get back.  But when I do, I'll have LOTS to blog about :)

Secondly, I fixed my profile so I'm no longer a No-Reply Blogger!!!  So sorry, I had no idea I was, and now its fixed! Yay!

On to my wreath: This is the finished product! 
While I was browsing the thrift store the other day, I came across this cheezy, ugly looking wreath.  But it was only $6, so I got it thinking I could probably do something with it to make it pretty!  It doesn't look so bad in this picture, but it was!  It just looked really cheap...the leaves are stiff and spindly!
 So I first added some orange and yellow burlap.  I looped it around the wreath, hot glueing it where I thought it needed it.  Then I added some pine cones (which I also found at the thrift store...$2).  And finally I glued some little "pumpkin picks" that I found at Wal-Mart for $1.97 each.

 I was able to turn a cheezy thrift store wreath into a nice, pretty one for about $20!  I think it was worth it....have you seen the prices for wreaths lately?! No thank you!!! lol
Have a fabulous week!  I'll be back in about a week!


24 comments:

  1. Enjoy your time with your sister! I think the wreath update is fantastic!

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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    1. Thank you Christy, it was such a fun trip!

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  2. I have a similar wreath, although mine had the mini pumpkin embellishments but I'm lov'n the burlap idea - must add this to mine. Thanks for the inspiration! You'd never know your wreath came from a thrift store - so pretty!
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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    1. Thanks so much Marie! I'm in love with burlap!

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  3. Looks great, Therena. You did a good job of making UGLY look PRETTY. Have fun with your sister. I always wish I was gifted with a sister. xo Diana

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  4. I LOVE this fall wreath! So very festive:) Beautifully done.

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  5. Beautiful!! Enjoy your trip and the time you will spend with your sister :)

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    1. Thanks so much Donna, I had a wonderful trip!

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  6. Looks fantastic. You worked a wreath miracle. Your doorstep looks inviting.
    Enjoy your free time with your sister.

    Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

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  7. What a great transformation! Wonderful job - the burlap is such a fun fall touch.

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  8. Gorgeous wreath! If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party going on now: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/09/sunday-linky-24.html

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  9. Great idea to 'jazz up' your wreath-looks great as well as your whole fall entrance!! :)
    Susan

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  10. it's lovely. best part is you saw it's potential and made it beautiful. xo

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  11. i love all the extra bits you added to this. looks great!

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  12. You did a great job transforming your wreath! Love all the little extras you added and that made it shine and became more personal.
    I linked over from the Work it Wednesday Party where I am participating too with Spooky Spider Card and would love it if you'd stop by.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)

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  13. HAHA! Aren't thrift store the greatest?! You did an amazing job. I totally found a way ugly wreath for $1 a few weeks ago and did a transformation as well. :) Featuring you tonight at our blog hop

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