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Monday, December 12, 2011

Red Wreath

Hi Ya'll, are you ready for Christmas? I usually decorate the day after Thanksgiving, but this year has been a blur. Work schedules, school, family illness and "life stuff", put me so far behind! However, I did get inspiration from all my fellow bloggers, which spurred me on. Speaking of inspiration, I loved the mantel from Decor Chick. Since my budget did not allow this wreath,  I decided to make one myself. Come on and follow along...
 My supply list includes:

  • Dollar tree wreath ($1)
  • Dollar tree table runners ($5)
  • Hot glue (got that $0)
  • Old pair of sweat pants (or whatever you have on hand) ($0)
  • Total spent....$6

Twine Wreath
Table Runner
The wreath was a little uneven so I decided to cover it. After looking around I found a pair of sweat pants that my husband won't wear, since they shrunk (or so he says...LOL)

What's left of the sweat pants
Wreath wrapped in sweats
Cut sweats into strips, wrap around wreath and hot glue....Done and DONE!
To make the rosettes, I used a glass to make perfect circles on the table runner...
Round n' round
Mark it then cut em' out
After cutting out all the circles, I pinched the center of each circle and stitched it to keep it in place. 
Cut, pinch, stitch and....TAA DAA...a rosette!

Now all I had to do was glue, glue, glue!
Notice my blistered finger?
This is one HOT gun!

The result...a beautiful red wreath for $6....Mouse over for Before and After

Tell me what you think....really, tell me!

I'm wondering if I need a bow...whataya think? I haven't got the stockings up yet, but you get the idea.

To bow or not to bow?
Blitzen loves it!
Love Red
Love Wreath

As I continue to decorate for Christmas, I find joy in the simplicity of my Salvation....a free gift for me, from my Heavenly Father. This free gift is for everyone who will accept it.  May you all cherish your free gift, and find joy in the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.


Feral Turtle said...

What a beautiful wreath. You could use that in February too. Merry Christmas!

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Wow this turned out amazing! I love dollar store projects! Very creative wreath! :)

The Rooster and The Hen said...

Thanks for inviting me to your site it is simply beautiful! Newest follower!

Debra from Bungalow said...

You have a beautiful blog here! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the kind comments!

Yes, I do like that wreath.I think I would try a bow, you can take it off if you don't like it.

Shannon said...

Hi Lori,
Your wreath is gorgeous!! Wow. I can't believe you only spent $6 on supplies. It looks beautiful. I'll check out your give-away! Happy Holidays!

karah said...

Oh Em Gee, I love it. I love that it's upcycled material, and it came out so great. What if you tied a ribbon around it, so you don't have to fully commit to it and can change it up? From the pics the dark red color could even work for fall maybe with a brown ribbon and leaves. Great project!
Karah @ thespacebtweenblog

Jileen said...

Love the Wreath Lori, I still can not believe it is only $6!! Thanks for stopping by, I do believe I am your newest follower :)

Drama Mama Lori said...

Lori, the wreath is beautiful! New follower! (I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, but I keep getting error 404 - just wanted to let you know!)

Can't wait to explore the rest of your blog!! - Lori

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

What a lovely wreath!

Loren said...

I just love your wreath!! Its such a cute idea and I just love the color!! I am going to dollar tree tomorrow!

Crafting Rebellion said...

LOVE this, the color is fab!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Super cute!

Peggy57 said...

Turned out lovely. I think a bow would be nice or hang it with a loop of pretty ribbon. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving kind words and following me. I am now following of you. :-)

Jennifer @ Just A Girl said...

Wow! This is awesome, I love it!!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I love this wreath... and I love that you made it all from the $ store! That is my favorite place to shop for holiday decor!


Betsy Pool said...

This is such a great way to be frugal and have a lovely wreath - I LOVE it!! Love the gorgeous read color - nice idea!

Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!

DearHelenHartman said...

Elegance on a budget. That's my kind of Christmas.

Krista-Artista said...

Wow, I can't believe you made that from dollar store items! Beautiful! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for visiting my site.

Lindsay said...

So very pretty! I love this!

h. rae said...

That is just gorgeous! Wow! Thanks so much for linking up at An Original Belle! I'd love for you to add my M-I-Y Monday button to the list!

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

What a beautiful wreath and for a great price! I like it without a bow :)

Kassi at Truly Lovely said...

This is a beautiful wreath!!! SO festive! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays by the way!!!

kelly said...

I love seeing things come alive like this. Great recycling.