Making a Unique Wreath

My cell phone rings at work last week, it's my Mom.
She wants a different, 'unique' wreath for her store front.
I have an idea.
So we head to the local Home Depot for a 1x2 piece of 'white' light weight wood. 
Cut, nail the wood together then spray painted green.
A quick stop by Hobby Lobby to pick up garland at 50% off ($3.99).
Mom also purchased a half off roll of ribbon.
At first I thought we would wrap the garland, however it has a thick wire base.
So another idea hit me upside the head.
Does that ever happen to you?
We bent the garland and stapled it to the 'top' part of the frame, then cut sections stapling it to the inside for a full look.
I simply LOVE this inexpensive garland from Hobby Lobby!
I purchased another strand to use on my mantle this year.
It pulls apart like a silk tree.
For a beautiful and different wreath style base.
Like the hot tub 'table'? We watch deer play in the backyard from this spot in the evenings.
Weather is getting chilly enough for a nightly dip.
Back to the wreath.
The wired ribbon is simply wrapped around the frame and Mom made the beautiful bow.
Then we hunted items around the beauty shop for several tools of her trade, added with floral wire.
Along with a few on hand silver Christmas ornaments.
Still needs a bit of bling.
Red glitter ting ting here and there, silver picks in one corner and white added behind the bow.
One custom made beauty shop wreath.
Extra ribbon turns their doors into presents with Mom making a couple of smaller bows.
A small town Beauty Shop all decked out for the holidays, complete with a tree inside and icicle lights.
Brings to mind scenes from Steel Magnolias, imagine all the gossip about a rectangle wreath!
You can put together your own unique wreath inexpensively.
The base breakdown:
Wood - $1
2 strands of garland - $3.99 each
Spray paint, nails, staples (on hand)
Cost $9!!
Add your own Christmas ornaments, pine cones, etc.
What style would you shape for a wreath?
I would love to see yours!
Linking our project in on some fun parties, find all the great blog inspiration here.

Thanks to Stephanie for the feature of my project on her blog!
UndertheTableandDreaming

15 comments:

  1. Great minds think alike! I'm making a rectangle wreath out of an old photo frame and the same garland !

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  2. Love the wreath!!!
    I like thats its not the traditional round shape!!!

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  3. The wreath is clever and beautiful, Sherri! You did a great job. Your mom's storefront looks fantastic!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Very clever idea. I love that you built your own wreath form. It turned out great!

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  5. I love this! It looks so nice in the storefront.

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  6. Great post! I would love it if you would link this up to my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

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  7. I made a rectangle wreath out of old telephone books for after the holidays. My current wreath is round - and made of red feathers!

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  8. Love the non-traditional shape of this wreath! And love that Hobby Lobby garland....I have extra's tucked away for future projects, thanks to their 1/2 off sale!!!

    Stopping by for a visit from your link, at Robin's "All Things Merry & Brite" party! Now off to browse your archives for some more inspiration!

    Jane
    www.janiesporch.blogspot.com

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  9. Sheri - Such a fantastic idea!! Love the square shape too! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  10. What a great idea!! I just love unique and interesting ideas and this one is a great one!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  11. What a unique wreath! I love it! Love the ribbon and the embellishments, too.

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  12. I just love this. How creative and inexpensive. I love the present doors too cute.

    New follower, I linked up. Hope you can visit.

    http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

    Megan

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  13. I love the square/rectangle shaped wreaths!! You did an awesome job! Thanks for the inspiration!
    I'm your newest follower...come check out my blog when you get a chance :-)
    Shantel @
    www.itsapricelesslife.blogspot.com

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