Friday, September 7, 2012

Dollar Tree Autumn Wreath.


I did it! I finally started crafting for fall. I had made my harvest sign a few weeks back but I still need to make my wreath for my mantle. Thanks to Sarah over at Thrifty Decor Chick for
the great idea for my form.

You see Sarah had made a wreath with all her Dollar tree leaves. CHECK..had those already!
But I just was getting bored with the round wreaths I wanted to make a fun Rectangular wreath.
Well she said to go to Hobby Lobby, BUT when I went into the Dollar Tree to get more
Hot glue sticks...LOW AND BEHOLD....

 thick foam core board...for a BUCK!!! $1.... Those things are $5 at Hobby Lobby.
Now I was able to go home and get to business!! I cut out the shape that I wanted
using a straight edge and a razor. I also sprayed it orange like Sarah had said...to make sure it didn't show through.
Guess what..she was right...I didn't need too...:)


I could have saved the dry time and been right to gluing but oh well;
It gave me more time to enjoy my coffee.
I started randomly glue the leaves around and folding the edges up.
The dollar tree had two types of leaves. The big paper ones that I loved; in all different species.
They also had the silkier ones in red, orange and green. I bought em all!
Couldn't help myself...:)

The paper ones have these little wire stems. I didn't cut them all the way off.
Just left a little, kinda like when they fall off the trees.

I then found some of my autumn garland that I already had on my mantle and snipped of some pieces and started gluing those in with all my leaves.

Now my Mantle is complete.....

at least until I decide to change it again..

Until then..I am loving my new AUTUMN wreath, that cost me only a few bucks.
I hope you enjoyed, and I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day.
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15 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Now you are making me want to run on down to the Dollar tree. That is beautiful Karin.
I also strayed for a tradition round wreath this year. Did something different on the front door. Will post mine in a few days :-)
Luv .. luv yours! Beautiful ..
Cheers, Gee

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pretty! and you know I love me some frugal :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pretty! and you know I love me some frugal :)

Bliss said...

It's purdy. Next best thing to fifty cents!

~Bliss~

Cathy said...

Love the nontraditional form. Am visiting from Debbiedos Pinterest Party......

Carmella said...

Nice! Love the rectangle too! Score one for you and the dollar store!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a pretty autumn wreath, Karin--I love Dollar Store crafts! Your mantel turned out beautiful.

Glamorous Mommy said...

Turned out cute!! Found you via TipJunkie! I just made a dollar store wreath too :) Head over and check it out!

http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-3-fall-wreath.html

- Fotini

southernscraps said...

Very pretty! Love the square vs the round.

Dixie n Dottie said...

O my goodness! This is lovely! So creative! Love the shape! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_10_archive.html

Anonymous said...

I love that wreath!

Becky said...

This is lovely! I'm running off to Dollar Tree!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

What a great idea for Fall! I am hosting an "It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party" .... I would like to invite you to share this project, and other Fall related projects/recipes, you may have. All links will be pinned to a board dedicated to the party. You can find the party at Love Bakes Good Cakes. Hope to see you there!

Anonymous said...

This amazing.love it.I love dollar tree,I'm new follower..come see me,if ya can.
I'm visiting from Love Bakes Good Cakes.

Meg said...

Love how this turned out. I love that you didn't make it round. So cute!

Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!