Last week I was browsing the paint supply section at our local dollar store for this nightstand project, and found a $1 large plain wreath. I also picked up two bundles of silk flowers for a total of $2.
I had some leftover paint at home, so painting the wreath cost $0. I worked on the wreath the same time I worked on the nightstand project since I already had various DIY project supplies out to work on.
Here's the breakdown on how I made a summertime wreath for $3:
This was the base wreath for $1. I started painting yellow, as seen here, but quickly determined it was too pale of color for a fun and bright summer wreath.
After I painted it and let it dry, I took apart the flowers from each $1 bundle so there were no stems or leaves attached to them. Since I was working at my kitchen island I placed wax paper under the areas of the wreath I would be gluing to catch any drops of glue.
Before gluing, I determined where I wanted to place the flowers. When I do DIY projects I often get the initial inspiration from online pictures of people who have done similar projects. However, when I actually do a DIY project I don't like to refer to those pictures when I'm working on it, that way I can get creative in my own ways and the project is more unique.
Using a hot glue gun, I started placing flowers in one corner.
For the top corner I used smaller flowers. I had some leftover ribbon that I hot glued to the top and then folded the hanging strands under the wreath and glued it to the back.
Here is the final project:
I have to admit, I still think it's lacking something. I want to find a wooden sign that says "Welcome" or "Summertime" and place it in the middle. I may be posting a revision to this project soon =)
But for now, it is better than a blank door and for $3 I would say this was a project well worth it.
Have you made any wreaths in the past? If so, link up a picture in the comment section to share with other readers!