I have yet to meet a person who doesn't like the dollar store. I knew when I went there tonight I would be looking for supplies to make a wreath. I have seen countless wreaths on Pinterest and wanted to make one of my own. I surprisingly had a hard time finding what I needed, so I definitely got creative. Here's how I made my wreath, enjoy!
From the Dollar Tree:
2 tubes of small ornaments
Silver spiral branches
Door Hanger for wreath
From my stash:
Scrap tulle and lace from yard sales
The first thing I did was paint the clipboard on the back side. I used the green paint for this.
Then I painted our name on the clipboard with the black paint. Another idea I had was to use letter stickers.
I swore I have seen foam wreaths at the Dollar Tree before. So either they were out, or I'm just crazy. This is where I needed to improvise. I ended up buying a splatter screen from the cooking isle.
I took some scissors and cut the center out, leaving about 2 inches around the edge. Regular Scissors worked fine for this. CAUTION: The wire is sharp! Be careful throughout the rest of the project.
To fill out the wreath, I used some tulle and lace I had stashed from yard sales. As you can see, the old tulle was only 25 cents.
To begin filling out the wreath, I cut the lace and tulle into strips about 2 inches wide and 8 inches long. There was no exact measuring going on here, but I know it helps to give an estimate. I tied the strips in knots all along the wreath body.
I just kept cutting and tying until I thought it looked full enough.
Next I inserted the silver branches behind the knots I made with lace and tulle. I cut the branches down to right below the curl at the end. I left just enough room to insert the end of the branch and have the curl sticking out of the side.
After that, I began to tie on the ornaments. The green ones were larger than the silver and gold, so I tied those on first and distributed them evenly. I cut about 6 inch pieces of ribbon, threaded them through the top of the ornament and tied them onto the wreath. I followed the same process with the smaller silver and gold ornaments.
To finish off the wreath, I wrapped the handle with lace and tied some tulle into a loop and bow through the handle.
Then I tied ribbon through the back (really the front) aka non-colored side of the clipboard, using the clip as a hanger. I then tied that ribbon to the top of the wreath, so the clipboard hangs behind the wreath. Here is the finished product:
Here's what the wreath looks like on the door:
Overall, this was a really fun and easy project. Not to mention CHEAP! I only spent $7 at Dollar Tree. It's nice to have a wreath with a personal touch.