I found a hideous, wreath that had a cancer of gold shredded tinsel, broken pine cones, yucky brown berry picks and broken ornament tops... for .25 cents at a garage sale.
Being the charitable soul that I am, I handed over a quarter and took this eyesore from the table. I am sure they thought they got the better end of the deal, wondering why I would be attracted to such a thing.
"I'll save you, little one"
Well, I am a wreath surgeon. I acquired a little collection of clearance red jingle bell ornaments, some sequined balls and sequin pics (that are suppose to be a hurricane candle wreath thing, but I cut that apart).
First, I removed the tinsel tumors and pics that someone had painstakingly put in there... on purpose. I let the pine cones stay and spun them on their good sides.
"what's the prognosis, doc?"
I took my silver tree star topper and wound the electrical cord around the bottom tip and tucked that baby in. Just a small piece of wire at the top around the wreath and that thing is in tight. Then, I hot glued in the sequin and jingle ball ornaments.
"it's to early to tell, o little wreath... hang in there"
After balancing the wreath out with the sequin pics, I thought our letter A and a wire snowflake ornament would be cute in there as well. (Letter idea from Nester, of course). I'm sure it could be fuller, and prettier, and more colorful, with more pine cones and berries and white snowflakes, but, I'm on a budget and these things take time to collect when one is on a budget... so maybe next year.
"ready for her close-up"I tried nailing it to the door with a ribbon Nester style... but our door was metal, so it is on the wall above our couch until I can get another wreath holder (b/c the last cheapo one went in the goodwill box when we moved, blast!)
Well, the wreath patient is well and doing fine, in remission and has arrived to a full, cheery recovery. And when Christmas is over, I'll take another cue from Nester and maybe reuse this wreath in another way.
So, I entered this little post of mine into Kimba's diy day! Check it out for more fun projects. Oh here's a crazy cute wreath tutorial Vintage Indie!!