Doesn't it feel like February gets shorter and shorter every year? And the older we get the faster time flies by! Not too mention I got a text from my dad (he sent it out to my brothers and Troy also) saying " You know you are old when all your kids quality for AARP". Oh thanks for the reminder Dad! Geez!
I went thrift shopping with my mom earlier this week and I was looking for a wreath to use to make a St. Patrick's day wreath for our door. It's always nice when you head out shopping looking for a specific thing and actually find it! And that it was the right color sticker. When I shop at Salvation Army, I only buy items that have that weeks 50% off color sticker. Their everyday prices are just too high!
When I saw this very sad looking Christmas wreath, I snatched it up. It was the perfect size grapevine wreath and was in really good shape. Well, minus the stuff on it. Plus it was a blue tag. It was marked $4.99 (like I would pay that! LOL). But, half off at $2.49 is a good price.
First things first, remove all the stuff from it. Looks better already!
I picked up 4 St. Patrick's Day floral bunches from the dollar store. I snipped all the stems apart.
And then you just poke the flower stems in anywhere you like. Since I only bought 4 bushes I decided to fill the bottom half in. I really wanted to make this wreath without spending a lot of money. And I think that it always looks better if the area you are adding flowers is full. Also, since my front door is green, I wanted a lot of the grapevine wreath bare so it would show up better.
I picked up some white deco mesh from the dollar store. I must admit, this is the first time I have made a bow using this stuff. I have used it in other ways, but never as a bow. And after I took these pictures, I realized the bow came out way too big and floofy. So, I am going to try to take that bow down a notch or two.
So, that's it. Very easy, quick and relatively thrifty. Total cost was $7.49.
Here is another St. Patrick's Day wreath I made from thrift finds.
Will you be adding any St. Patrick's Day decor to your home?
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