Saturday, November 8, 2014

Give life to a old wreath - easy and inexpensive

When I was cleaning out the shed I found a old Christmas wreath hanging on the wall. The lights did not work but the wreath was in good shape. I decided to clean it up - cut off the lights that did not work and give the wreath a new life.

Davey and I headed to Family Dollar for a few items to make the wreath look new again.

Here is what I bought at Family Dollar
1 pack of Gold Reindeer - $1
1 package Gold Shiny String - $1
1 Package Red Shinny String - $1
1 Roll of Red & Gold Ribbon - $1
3 Shinny Red Spray Pics - $3
Total COST - $7.00

First I placed the Red Sprays in the area where I wanted to place the bow. Then I wrapped the Red Shiny String around the wreath. Then going the different direction I wrapped the Gold Shiny String around the wreath.  I then placed the Gold Reindeer on the wreath wrapping a piece of the wreath around the front legs to hold the reindeer in place.  I then made the bow in the center of the Red Sprays. 
Super easy and a great way to bring new life to a old wreath. Perfect for the front door.

I also turned my back door grapevine wreath into a Christmas Wreath. 

I added a bow and a door knob decoration to the wreath.  

Family Dollar:
Ribbon $1 
Door Knob Decoration $1

I tied the door knob decoration to the wreath when I made the bow.

Two new wreaths for under $10.00

Do you have any old wreaths that need a new life?


  1. Wreath making is so easy, so why am I always intimated to make them? I see so many tutorials but in my head I always think it's hard.

  2. How pretty! Such a great idea! I need more wreaths in my life I think! I want to do one for Christmas this year!

  3. That looks fabulous! I used to love to make wreaths. :)

  4. I used to make my own wreaths every year, but I've gotten out of the habit. I always see tutorials like this and want to get back into it.

  5. Those are beautiful wreaths. And I like the price of giving them life again.

  6. I love handmade wreaths! Although I usually buy mine from local craft fairs because I can't ever find time to craft!

  7. we love to make wreaths too. My daughter made us one this weekend and she's 8. :)

  8. Brilliant redo. Love the looks and great job!

  9. What a great idea! I am sure we all have some old wreaths that can use new life!

  10. I have a few old wreaths that could use new life that's for sure! You did a great job!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  11. What a great idea! It's much better to breathe new life into an old wreath than to throw it away.