One of the greatest benefits of a large family, is all of the swapping that goes on...shoes, clothes, babysitting and, as we have all grown older, furniture and home décor items! It's awesome! As the youngest sister, I am sure that I have benefitted the most, especially when it comes to the furniture trades.
However, always one to give back, a few years ago, I presented this wreath to my sister.
My mom had purchased it for me, as a housewarming present. I fell in love with the colors, so for years, it was the perfect focal point in my bedroom. Then one day I found a metal SIMPLIFY sign and the wreath was history. It was still in such beautiful shape, I offered it to my sister and it hung in her house for several more years.
However, I'm apparently not the only in the family with the simplifying bug as of late, so this weekend, my sister gave it back to me. I wanted to donate it, but it is a sentimental piece and still so pretty. I didn't have the heart to toss it. So I thought about giving it a facelift. I decided to repurpose it for the front door and I am thrilled with the way it turned out.
I started by reinforcing the flowers with a bit of glue. This wreath is old, so it really needed some help to keep it together.
I painted a few letters ~ they were only a quarter each. I have to remember this craft for the fall and winter seasons. Think about how cute letters would look on a boxwood or holiday evergreen wreath!
I used glitter paint for some extra sparkle...
...and added a bright bow.
This makeover took me about 20 minutes to complete and now the wreath is a perfect summer addition to my front porch.
Or my sister's.
Do you repurpose or upcycle wreaths?
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