When I am out and about thrifting I always check out the wreaths at the thrift stores. I like to stock up on them when I find them for $2.00 or under. I don’t care what they look like when I buy them. I am buying them for the wreath base, not to be used as is.
I found this large grapevine wreath and it was marked $3.93. I had my “50% off entire purchase” coupon. So, it cost $1.96. I priced this size at one of the craft stores and it is selling for about $20.00! Yikes!
I have not had a wreath on my door since Christmas! I have been really bad at keeping up with adding little decorative touches here and there lately. Life has been busy. But, still!
Whoever made this wreath really loved her glue gun! I had a heck of a time ripping off the flowers. I persisted and got rid of all the old dusty flowers and ribbon.
Making wreaths has always been one of my favorite things to do. I love big full wreaths and that is generally what I make. This time I challenged myself to try to keep it simple. Oh, simple is so hard for me! LOL Since I have been on a yellow trend this year, I decided to just use yellow in the greenery.
Okay, I probably shouldn’t show you this part but, I am anyway. I do not have a lot of storage to store a gazillion different wreaths so, I like to remake wreaths over and over again. And the same goes for saving faux greenery. I like to reuse it so I don’t have to keep buying things again and again. The greenery in this wreath was a freebie. I told you all last summer that my nephews best friends parents were moving and they had a huge garage sale. The day after the sale she called me over to go through what was left and just take what I wanted. Well, the woman used to own a floral shop so, she had a ton of that kind of thing. I got a really nice supply of faux greens.
Yup, I just stuck the whole thing right into the base of the wreath and then fluffed it out. It is not glued at all and can be just pulled out when I want to redo this wreath or use the greenery for something else.
Now let’s check out some fun thriftiness from last week!
At Cloches & Lavender we saw this beautiful Urn.
At Between the Rafters we saw the wonderful transformation of an old sewing table.
And at Confessions of an ADD Housewife we saw the vestibule reveal.
Thank you ladies for sharing your thriftiness with us!
A little side note:
I want to thank all of you awesome bloggers who have signed up to do a guest blog post here! So, please send in your post any time now. I have received a couple of finished posts and am so excited to introduce you here at The Thrifty Groove! I look forward to receiving the rest of the guest posts. I think this is going to be so much fun! A lot of you are newer bloggers and I love the idea of introducing my readers to your blog!
I still have room for more Guest Bloggers. So, if anyone wants to write a post and have it featured on this blog, just email me! For more information, check out this post!
My first Guest Blogger will be featured this Saturday! I hope to feature a different Guest each Saturday.
Now, lets show off some thriftiness! Remember to please include a link back to The Thrifty Groove to let folks know you are partying with us! I only feature posts that have included a link back.