Have you ever experienced one of those days while out looking for treasure, that you felt was a lost cause? Now your thinking how much time was wasted and now your going to go home empty-handed. You know what I mean, you have felt this same feeling of defeat.
On my last treasure hunting stop of the morning, I hoped that I would find something that would save the day. I made my usual rounds in the store and wasn’t finding anything that really spoke to me. Yep, I was probably the one you heard mumbling about what a wasted day I was having.
There it was as I was almost out the door. I saw it out of the corner of my eye….treasure at last and my day has not been a total loss.
A grapevine wreath with some lovely flowers from the 90’s (okay maybe not that far back, but close) and it was coming home with me. Even better I saw the price was $3.00 and I definitely knew it was coming home with me. I mean this a 22″ grapevine wreath made with large sturdy pieces of vine. Have you priced one of those at your craft stores lately. I bet it was more than $3.00.
Flowers are a bit haggard (I saw you eyeing the bunch of grapes on the upper left hand side), but the grapevine is in great condition. I found a winner in this one.
I set it aside for a bit to think about what exactly I wanted to do. I tend to do this with every project, just waiting for it to speak to me. Sometimes it could be days, but there are other times it is several months.
I decided since Spring had finally gotten here, I would make this wreath over with a more farm-house floral design. One that could be used as decor inside or outside and also moved to other locations in the house if I chose to. I love Spring colors and the feeling of a new beginning they generate. I decided on a purple and yellow combination with a burlap bow and just to kick it up a notch the letter “H” for extra pizzaz.
I picked up all of my supplies at the local craft store and I am ready to start the makeover.
The flower removal was pretty easy. There were a few pieces that were hot glued on, but with a little encouragement I was able to get them and the glue blob off. Now the fun part….
I knew where I wanted the flowers to placed on the wreath, so I began with the yellow flowers first then began building the purple flowers off of them. I was able to wedge them in the grapevine without wiring them in and they were very snug. Wrapped some wide 4″ burlap ribbon around the center where the stems were showing.
Added my self tied bow with hot glue and…..
The new thrift store wreath makeover.
This was a very easy makeover. I believe the hardest part was trying to tie the bow. After several and I mean several tries, I finally got one that resembled a real bow. As you can see I didn’t use the “H” in the makeover, once I had the bow on I felt it was enough. I will use it on another project in the future.
What is one of your thrift store finds to makeover?