Upcycled front door wreath on the cheap!
Instead of shelling out a bunch of cash for a brand new beautiful front door wreath, just upcycle an old one. It’s cheaper and fun. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results. Check it out.
I got the idea for this project when my mother-in-law asked me if I wanted an old front door wreath that she didn’t want anymore. I knew it needed a little TLC and it would look better than ever. So, I accepted the challenge. This is how it turned out and how you can make one too.
Gather front door wreath supplies
If you don’t have an old wreath to upcycle, then you can just buy all of the supplies. Either way, it’s a fun DIY project. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Old wreath or grapevine wreath
- Burlap (for the bow)
- Wooden “Hello” or “Welcome” sign
- White paint
- Floral wire
- Hot glue gun
Remove old wreath decorations
First, you’ll want to remove all the old decorations that are attached to the old grapevine wreath. Make sure you get any loose floral wires or hot glue. Then you should have a clean slate to work with.
Attach the greenery
Using some floral wire and/or a hot glue gun, attach the greenery to about 75% of the wreath. I used four lengths of greenery of varied lengths. I figured out where I was going to place the bow and added the greenery in both directions from that spot. Make sure it is attached firmly so it won’t fall off.
Make and attach your bow
Take your burlap and make a large bow. This helpful video will show you how to make your own burlap bow in just a few steps. Then, using the floral wire, attach the bow to the wreath.
Paint and attach wood wording
Last, but not least, paint your cute wood wording and then attach it to your wreath on the bottom-right corner where there is no greenery. You can paint it whatever color you would like. I chose white so it would stand out. I was able to attach mine with hot glue but you can use floral wire as well.
I completed this entire project in about an hour. That’s it. And in all, I think I spent about $15. That’s a lot cheaper than the brand new wreath you buy at the store for $70-80. Plus, I can pretty much have this hanging up all year long if I want to. How did you wreath turn out? Leave your comments below.
Related link: DIY Pallet Front Door Sign