Christmas Wreath Redo!

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Welcome to the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop hosted by Kreative Kreations by Audrey!

I hope you have enjoyed your hop so far and are ready to repurpose your wreaths with me!

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A few years ago I found this old wreath at a rental property.  It was October and the wreath was still hanging from the year before.  While it was a little too artificial tree for me, I slapped a great bow on it and reused it outside on our mailbox for the past two Christmas’.   This year, I decided it needed a facelift.

I asked my husband to paint it white for me and he had a great idea to dip it in white paint… While I agree that it may look amazing, I’m not sure if I am quite ready to commit to such a messy project. I kept thinking “What would I do with it if it doesn’t work and never dries?”

While he wasn’t looking, I took off with a can of his spray paint and had at it myself.  After it dried I grabbed a roll of ribbon and a few old blue ornmaments out of holiday storage. We have had the tiny blue glass balls since our first Christmas, before the kids were born.  We don’t use them on the tree anymore so I thought they would be perfect for this project paired with some silver ribbon.

Wreath Redo Supplies

I decided to string the balls through the ribbon and loop it around the entire wreath.  I tied one end of my ribbon to the back/base of the wreath.  Next I unwound the entire spool of ribbon so I could get to the opposite end to begin stringing balls. I strung one ball at a time and looped the ribbon one time.  After each loop, I strung a new ball and looped again. I continued this process until I reached the starting point and was able to tie off the end to the back/base of the wreath. This is my finished project:

Upcycled Wreath

I thought I had an old silver bow I could repurpose but I haven’t found it yet.  I may have to run to the store and add one in, I haven’t decided.  My husband and oldest daughter like it without a bow, what do you think?  Should I keep going or stop?

Side by Side

My project recycled the wreath, ornaments, and some of my husband’s leftover spray paint.  My only purchase for this project was the ribbon (a whole ninety-seven cents at my local craft store).

Do you have an old wreath laying around you would like to repurpose?

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