I am always on the lookout for ways to recycle what I have into something I want. In this case, I wanted a summery vine wreath for my front porch so I put it on my mental clipboard.
And as I've found time and again, the solution presents itself IF I'm paying attention.
This pile of needlepoint ivy trimmings gave me the first spark.
Did you know you can still buy metal coat hangers? Yup! These "new" ones are plastic coated and still perfect for wire projects, like forming the base of my wreath.
I wrapped and tucked and wrapped and tucked all the way around. I didn't have to use the wire at all. After a few days drying time I retucked the loose ends.
I am always on the lookout for real looking greenery so I had a stash of beautiful fake foliage to choose from. But if you wanted to buy the garland to make this wreath it cost about $7 using a coupon at Michael's. I also used a few Dollar Store bunches to fill it in.
Now comes the fun part; hanging it on the porch and taking photos! I LOVE the way it looks so real even compared to the ivy tower and other plants close by!
Well now, that was fun and easy and CHEAP. Okay, thrifty and money saving. Projects like this boost my mood immediately!
I'll be posting at these fun blog parties this week. Come visit and enjoy the neat projects!