Although it is raining this morning, we have had a week of beautiful spring weather here in Ohio.
I started digging out all my outdoor items, cushions for my porch chairs, pots, a wind chime given to me from a dear friend at Christmas, and also my spring wreath for the front door. Unfortunately, my last year’s wreath was in pretty bad shape, a little crushed from being stored all winter, and missing flowers.
Now that I am no longer working, money is tight! I need to live within my budget, so just running out and buying a beautiful new wreath was not an option. Even using a coupon, or finding a sale, spending $25 is the going price. So I looked at my “stash” of old grapevine wreaths in the garage and decided I could come up with something I could afford.
This is it! I really love it, simple, lovely, and sweet.
I took a plain grapevine wreath, and somewhat pulled it apart, so it was loose with lots of “twiggy” pieces sticking out.
Went to Micheal’s Crafts and bought a bunch of dogwood flowers on sale for 50% off, which came to $4.00. I cut the stems off from the main piece, so I had individual stem pieces to work with, and then secured them around the grapevine. That was it!
You can place the flowers all around the wreath as I did in the top photo, or only on half of the wreath as shown above. You could add a ribbon but I like the simple “twiggy” look.
I love wreaths, especially on the front door, it is a way of saying “welcome”. Hope this gives you an inexpensive way to add “welcome” to your front door.