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Spring Wreath

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 by in DIY $5 | 2 comments

Happy Spring! What better way to welcome Springtime than to put out a floral wreath!

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SUPPLIES:
Flowers
Cattail
Wreath
White Craftsman Paint
Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Foam Paint Brush

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I made this wreath when Matt and I were first married, but I wanted to share it with you because it is very sentimental to me. When Matt and I got married, we had very little money and lived in a shoebox of an apartment. It was dark, dingy, and had carpet in the bathroom. The walls were lined with wood panels and the carpet throughout the one bedroom apartment was brown and orange. The landlord had converted an older house into four apartments. A walk in closet was turned into a kitchen. It wasn’t much of a place, but it was our first place.

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Matt had lived there for several years before we were married. When I moved in, I wasn’t able to bring hardly any of my things. I stored them at my parent’s house. With little money and only my essentials, I wanted to create something that represented Spring, hope, and had my personal touch.

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I had to be patient and look for deals on flowers. After looking at our finances, I gave myself a $5.00 budget. Where on earth can you find all that you would need to make a wreath for $5.00? I went to God’s Way Thrift Store in Georgetown, Delaware. I went around late February. I found a small, plain brown wreath for $1.00. I found the long-stemmed flowers and Cattail in a vase for $.10 each. I went to a craft store and bought white paint, a small paintbrush, and glue sticks. I already had the glue gun.

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The wreath still hangs in my house today. It represents not only Spring, but a humble beginning, tender moments, faith, and love. I want to challenge you all to make a DIY project for $5.00 or less. I would love to see what you create! Once you have completed your masterpiece, please send me pictures!

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Alissa,

    i am a homeschooling mom since 1996 and you remind me of one of my daughters…I am almost 57 so I am your token old Italian lady! I love your husbands blog which I discovered via FB and am glad he mentioned your site. My one daughter and sil have a boy and girl exactly 12 months apart …i loved the story about your wreath in your first apt.
    So this here grandma decided she was going to make a 10 dollar wreath but I am on my sons iPad and don’t know how to upload a pic in the comments! We live in western new york and after a nasty month of March I just hung a little spring on my back door! Thanks for the inspiration. The twins are adorable.

    • Thank you!!! I cannot wait to see your wreath when you figure out how! To upload a picture, can you see a little camera on the left side near where yo would write?

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