Hey there! Welcome to this month’s edition of Thrifty Style Team hosted by Julie at Redhead Can Decorate! Thrifty Style Team is a group of uber-talented ladies who get together once a month to bring you thrifty DIY projects and decor inspiration that won’t break the bank!
My contribution to this month’s Thrifty Style Team is a upcycled fall wreath!
Now you may be asking yourself: what exactly makes this wreath upcycled? When I create seasonal decorations, I break them down again after the season is over to use the materials to create something different when the season comes around again. That way I am always displaying fresh decor every year for your inspiration.
I started out with a basic twig wreath that I have reused in my decor several times already.
I then went through my storage bin of previously used fall decor and found these leaf sprigs and berries. I bought them at Hobby Lobby last year (I think – may have been the year before). When I bought them they were full sized picks that I cut down to size to use in my decor last year. I used the leaf sprigs in a wreath and I don’t remember what I used the berries for.
I sorted out the leaf sprigs by size to make it easier to distribute them evenly over the wreath.
I used the longest sprigs and worked them in evenly around the wreath.
I then worked the rest of the leaf sprigs in to cover any bare spots in the wreath.
I finished it off by evenly working the berries around the inside of the wreath.
If you’re wondering if I used any adhesive to attach the leaf sprigs or berries, I did not – it makes it easier to break the wreath down at the end of the season. If I did need to secure something to the wreath and it wouldn’t hold by just working it in, I would use a tiny bit of hot glue to hold it in place. I say tiny because a little bit of hot glue goes a long way and it is a lot easier to eventually break down the wreath if I don’t have to work out a bunch of hot glue in the process.
I hung up the wreath up over my chalkboard in my entryway.
That’s it for my upcycled fall wreath! Be sure to check out all the other fabulous Thrifty Style Team projects through the links below!
Redhead Can Decorate – Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch
The Painted Hinge – Upcycled Fall Wreath
DIY Beautify – The Easiest Fall Centerpiece Ever
2 Bees In A Pod – Revamped Vintage Clorox Bottle
Postcards From The Ridge – DIY Pedestals From Thrifted Candleholders
The How To Home – DIY Pretty File Folders
The Tattered Pew – DIY Cane Armoire Makeover
Sweet Pea – DIY Gold Trimmed Painted Wooden Tray
What Meegan Makes – Vintage Bicycle Wreath for Fall
Cottage At The Crossroads – Paint a White Pumpkin
I Should Be Mopping The Floor – 5 Vintage Vanity Mirror Tray Uses
The Creek Line House – Inexpensive Faux Board and Batten Wall
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