Monday, November 5, 2012

Bargain Fall Wreath

This morning, I headed out to my usual shopping places to look for a few things for Fall and Thanksgiving. 
I stopped at Michael's, and couldn't believe they had their Fall decor  80% off!! Whoo! Hoo! My kind of sale! 
Well, I started rummaging through everything, and saw this metal wreath. The very last one!...and at 80% off, it was going home with me.

 When I hung it on the inside of the door to take a pic, I knew it didn't look quite large enough, so I got out one of my old grapevine wreaths and...

...wired the metal wreath to it with chenille stems...aka "pipe cleaners", for us "vintage" crafters... added a burlap bow from some burlap ribbon I had and...

...my front door is set for Fall/Thanksgiving, and it only took about 10 minutes.
The metal wreath wasn't what I started out looking for, but at that price, and using the grapevine wreath and burlap I already had, I'm lovin' it!
So check out your Michael's and see what they have on sale, and no, I'm not being compensated for saying that. :)
Happy shopping, and thanks a million to Marigene @ In the Middle of Nowhere, for her suggestion of how to transfer photos directly from my camera to my laptop, without using the camera card. Marigene, you're the best!
Hugs,
Babs
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18 comments:

Leslie's Garden said...

Babs, that is so darn cute! I love the addition of the grapevine wreath and burlap bow, looks like it cost a pretty penny! It looks great against your cranberry colored door!

Salmagundi said...

Perfect solution! Love when that happens. Have a great week. Sally

Sarah said...

Babs, the addition of the grapevine wreath and burlap bow really adds dimension and interest to this. Great find! It looks terrific on that gorgeous door!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The grapevine wreath and the big burlap bow really turned the sign into a beautiful wreath!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I LOVE your transformation! The wreath looks beautiful on your door-enjoy:@)

Ron said...

Great transformation. Welcome to Fall, y'all.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great wreath makeover, Babs!

Infuse With Liz said...

That was very smart of you! Good find and great price! The bow finishes it nicely!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a fantastic deal on that very cute wreath...and you made it even prettier!!!...Love a good deal!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a great idea! Looks wonderful now!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun and what a super find. It looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Babs!!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a clever idea! It really is cute, Babs! Now, I have to get to Michael's before the sale ends!

XO,
Jane

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
What a deal!!!
I adore how you added the embellishments to take a good deal to GREAT decor!!! Your front door is dressed for the Season, indeed!!!
Fondly,
Pat

20 North Ora said...

How you enhanced the wreath!! Great idea. It looks so much better. Good job!

Judy

Alycia Nichols said...

Way to gussy that bad boy up, Babs!!! It just gave it a whole new vibe!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Great purchase Babs! I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday and the Halloween stuff was 80% off too. You are definitely set for Thanksgiving. Going to check out that link about loading the pics to your camera too.

Can I pick your brain a minute? My knock out roses are in full bloom. Unbelievable. Should I cut them back now or wait until spring? I hate to cut off all the lovely blooms...we even had a hard frost and they survived. Hope you are well...Ann

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns said...

What a difference the grapevine wreath makes..."cheap and easy with burlap" my kinda thing ;)