Christmas Wreath Upcycle

Wreath’s may very well be my favorite year round decor.  Today I’m sharing this wreath that I put together a few days ago.  This wreath has actually been seen here before in different forms.  Originally my mom made the wreath with a bar theme for the restaurant where she worked, but when they downsized on their Christmas decor, she gave it to me, so I transformed it into a Mouse themed tree (because I collect mouse ornaments).  But last year instead of the ornaments, I decided to just add some gold elements. 
Then this year when I got the wreath out (with the gold stuff still attached), I just felt that it looked so plain, so I added some poinsettas that I just happened to have, and we now have a beautiful, new wreath, without me having to spend any additional money! 
I could hardly believe my own eyes when I looked back at the old wreaths.  Check out the tranformations:
The Bar Wreath:

Mouse Wreath – For 2008:

Gold Wreath – For 2009:

And finally Red & Gold Wreath – For 2010:

Wreath Tutorial

To make your own wreath like this, simple by some simple gold ornaments.  The ones I used are gold balls, pine cones and leaves.  I got these off of a predecorated tree that I bought at Walgreens a few years ago.  But I’m sure you can find something simple like this at Hobby Lobby or even the dollar store.
To add the ornaments, use ornament hooks or bead wire, and loop it through the ornament.  Twist the wire a few times to make sure the wire is secure on the ornament.  Then weave the wires through the wreath, and twist the two ends of the wire together to secure the ornament in place.

For the flowers, I simply took two bunches of poinsettas that I got for 94 cents each at Walmart.  Cut the flowers from the bunch and then just stick them through the wreath.

No glueing involved, so there’s no mess, and you can always change the wreath up later!

I’m linking up at this week’s parties.

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous wreath! And when you mentioned Walgreens I had to take another look – we bought the same little tree last year! Those ornaments look awfully familiar! Haha

  2. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says:

    Wow! That is absolutely georgeous!

  3. shopannies says:

    love your ideas they look great I love the fullness of the red in the christmas wreath

  4. Great job! I love having something that i"m able to keep changing as my style changes, and even better that you didn't have to spend any extra money!! I'm making a wreath this week, I hope it turns out as well as yours!

  5. My Blessed Serendipity Life says:

    I think I like this years wreath the best!

    -Danielle

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  7. Love this and It would be great if you would link it over at my Upcycled/repurposed/ recycleable linky party: http://tinyurl.com/upcycled26

  8. simply heidi says:

    It looks lovely. So fun to see all the transformations!

  9. Ann @ makethebestofthings says:

    Beautifully and cleverly done! So smart to reuse and restyle what you've got. I just posted my own wreath redo. Saving money and being creative makes my day!

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