If you saw this wreath at the thrift store or even had one at home, would you pass it over? Here’s something to consider, I bought this old forgotten wreath in my local Salvation Army Thrift Store for only $4.99. The bell was broken, the bow had lost it’s shape and it looked a little sad. To buy a metal wreath base new would be $14.99 from a craft store. For the BASE only. Now to give this wreath new life.
DIY HOLIDAY WREATH SUPPLIES
- Old Wreath
- Vintage Bells or other decor
- Scrap Material
HOW TO UPCYCLE AN OLD WREATH
First cut off all of the pieces you don’t want on the wreath. For this wreath I cut off everything, the angel, bow and broken bell, as well as the fake snow pieces on the greenery.
Next I reused some of the wire from what I took off the wreath to attach my bells. These vintage gold bells were from last year when I gave them a makeover for a different holiday wreath. They were also thrifted from the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
Then I use some material I was able to source from the Salvation Army Thrift Store to create a bow. I simply cut a long strip, not worrying about how perfect it was.
After I made the bow I used some leftover wire to attach it to the top. Remember when taking pieces off someting old, save what you can use like wire, bows, etc.
REVEAL OF AN OLD HOLIDAY WREATH MADE NEW
Need a reminder as to what the wreath looked like before? Can you believe this is the same wreath?
What a difference a few minutes can make! I am so happy with how this project turned out. It is truly amazing what you can find on a budget at the Salvation Army Thrift Store.