Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My Wreath Project

Now, I'm not Colette of "Moving to the Country" but I did try my hand at making a wreath for our front door on my own. To my surprise, I enjoyed doing it too!

For what seems like forever, I've been searching for the perfect wreath and didn't find it until I went on Etsy.com. BUT I didn't want to pay the price of nearly $100. So, I did some research and found out that I could easily duplicate the wreath.  So here is what I did:

I went to Michael's, which lucky for me has an 35% off coupon  that week, and I got the following:

  • Three 6 ft vines of artificial boxwood leaves (it is plastic, better to have this over silk for the elements). I paid  $11.99 per vine (all prices below show the coupon discount).
  • One wire wreath frame at 16 inches for $2.99: http://www.michaels.com/search?q=wire%20wreath
  • One Fleur De Lis wreath hanger for $4.99
Then I found the other items at Kirklands and Home Depot:
Total savings for doing it myself is $40.00!

Here is a comparison of my wreath (on the right) to that of Etsy (on the left):

Here is a full door view:

 


 



 
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Love it Danielle! Glad to see your Savoy coming along. We are doing SO much to ours, we just CANT sit still. We are redoing the basement ourselves. What an undertaking as only you can imagine!

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  2. This looks awesome! I like yours better than the etsy one... I may have to give this a try. I have been slacking on the projects lately... I'm hoping to get my butt in gear again this weekend!

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