Do you know what get donated to thrift stores? Well, lots of things, BUT there is something that you can almost always count on……..
Many people have great notions of doing lots of amazing projects……and alas the surrender flag goes up at some point. (Not that I have ever done that mind you….ya right!)
When I go to thrift stores, I look for items I know I will use. Recently, I found a foam wreath, and that…..I could use. Wreaths are seriously a bargain to make especially if you use items you already have.
We have a magnolia tree…….which, for some reason, I thought only grew in the south. I figured magnolia leaves/wreaths are pretty much as popular as BACON…. thanks to Chip and Jo.
I made a faux magnolia wreath from an artificial tree HERE, but this time I wanted the real dealio. Plus, I had free leaves so why not, right? Free is GOOD!
After gathering some (I have an ABUNDANCE) of leaves, I started gluing them on with a hot glue gun. I’m not a perfectionist so I just glue, making sure all the foam is covered, until it seems right to me.
BTW- That basket was another thrift store find!
TIP- If you are using real magnolia leaves, I found the leaves that have just fallen to be easier to work with. They are very flexible.
After about 20 or 30 minutes, I had a pretty little wreath for under $5 (wreath $1.99 at thrift store).
BTW- Everything here is from thrifting as well!!!!!
Now, here’s what I GOT to know…..Do you use thinks from your city, neighborhood, or backyard to make things? If so, please tell me or better yet show me. You can post pics of your projects on our Facebook Page.
Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful projects from the Thrifty Style Team, and see an outtake photo, below…..
My “helper” in the photo shoot!
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