Friday, December 3, 2010

a wreath, repurposed

Earlier this year I picked up a wreath from Pottery Barn (online).  I loved the image of it on the website, and it was a heck of a deal at $20.  However, when it arrived in the mail, I was slightly disappointed because it wasn't nearly as full as the online image showed.  I still liked it, but instead of finding it a place to hang "front and center" in the house (as I had planned), I placed it in a location where it was less likely to be noticed by visitors.

After moving the wreath half way across the country, it is now less full than when it originally arrived at my front door in Fresno.  I thought I had packed it quite carefully, but with so many hands involved in loading and unloading the truck, my "fragile" and "this side up" notes got blatantly ignored.  I literally cringed when I watched the box get tossed of the truck and carried sideways into the condo.  Oh well.  So a less-than-full, slightly man-handled wreath is what brought me to this re-purposing project. 

I picked up a grapevine wreath last week at Hobby Lobby for $3.00.  The Pottery Barn wreath has some great adornments that I clipped off to attach to the new one.  Easy project - whole new look.  No more sad looking, sparse wreath. 

Pottery Barn wreath

bare spots in the wreath - not so attractive

$3.00 grapevine wreath

flowers clipped from the old wreath and attached to the new one

now the wreath hangs in a well noticed place, over our bed, for the Christmas season

I'm so much happier with the way the new wreath looks.  A plus?  I have left over flowers and pine cones for another project. 


  1. cute, it looks a lot better! I love your Christmas bedding :)

  2. I'm consistently impressed by your creativity! It is a motivator for me to continue to clean out some old stuff so that new stuff can come in.