Sunday, October 17, 2010

Frugal Wreath Made of Weeds

I love decorating for the holidays, but prefer decor that can pull double duty and this wreath is a perfect example. I found it on sale for a couple of dollars...probably due to its simple nature, but knew there was potential in this neglected little guy. On the surface it seems plain and uninteresting, but by adding just a few odds and ends gathered from outside it can be turned into something pretty special.

What most people consider bothersome weeds, I regard as beautiful design. The colors and shapes alone make my heart sing! For Fall I like to use delicate grasses and goldenrod and then during Christmas the substitution of evergreens and holly is made. One wreath, two great options.

The longer pieces of grass are used as a backdrop and seem to extend the size of the wreath. It doesn't look like much at first...but we're building (;

Goldenrod is tucked in to add color, dimension and interest and over the next few days the bright yellow becomes a deep golden tone that lets you know fall is on its way. Not bad for freebies gathered from the forest, eh?

I so enjoy making these wreaths each year. The collections of weeds, grasses, flowers, berries and evergreens are always different so no two wreaths are ever the same. There's just something about the process of being surrounded by God's beauty and letting nature inspire you.

Decorating for the holidays doesn't have to cost a lot of money. So the next time you find something simple on sale, embrace the plain and turn it into something spectacular! Let nature inspire and enjoy the beauty (;



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26 comments:

  1. Great and this lil guy turn in a beautifull one !! Congratulations !

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  2. This is beautiful! I love the idea of using what's growing outdoors. Great idea. Looks so pretty on the door. :-)

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  3. Great idea! That pop of green really looks great. I like the fact that the color will change over the coming days. Best wishes, Tammy

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  4. Beautiful. I like the third one. Have you considered linking with the CSI project for this post? If you stop by my blog and click on the post for How To Have Plenty, there is a photo link. It would be a nice fit to their blog party!
    Warmly,
    CC
    PS I do of course, want you to stop by! Can you blame me for enticing you? ha ha!

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  5. Great idea CC! I hopped over and linked up...thanks for the suggestion (;

    Michele ♥

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  6. Hi Michele,
    Thanks so very much for becoming my newest follower! Your wreath is beautiful!
    Cheers!
    Theresa

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  7. Hi Michele; I love to do this with grapevine wreaths too! It can really make that wreath go the extra mile for sure. I enjoyed your blog - followed you and I hope you'll take a look at my blog and see if you'd like to follow me back :)

    Michelle
    www.jamiesoninteriors.com

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  8. Michelle ~

    What a big difference a little color can make ~ and oh how the Lord provides that for us, doesn't He? Beautiful and welcoming front door greeting.

    Thank you for visiting me and I look forward to checking back here often, too.

    Blessings ~

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  9. This is a great wreath. Love it.

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  10. You have talent! that looks so good...

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  11. Your wreath is cute and very seasonal-enjoy:@)

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  12. Love your wreath transformation with the fall grass & goldenrod :-)

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  13. Oh beautiful. I saw a few wreaths yesterday that really appealed to me but they were to simple. I think I will go back and pick one up today and add to it as you have done. Nice job.

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  14. I do this a lot with grapevine wreaths. One can take me thru all the holidays, with just a little change in it's dress. :))

    Your wreath is very pretty.

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  15. Oh, I love it! One of my favorite things to do is add to a basic design and make it unique and my own. Using free items from nature is even better! Great job...very pretty:)

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  16. The addition of the naturals is amazing. I love your idea to change it over. The greens just make it pop right off the door.

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  17. Oh, how pretty! Thrifty and very creative.
    Brenda

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  18. Wow! I thought it was pretty before, but after..it is gorgeous. What a great way to jazz up a plain wreath.

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  19. Love your touches. You took it from hum drum to spectacular. It was wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  20. That is awesome! I would love for you to link up at my Strut Your Stuff Party!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

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