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Can you believe this Starfish Wreath was made from a thrift store holiday berry wreath? I teamed up with a great group of bloggers for the Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge! We shopped at our local thrift stores and chose two items, one wreath and one other item of our choice to exchange with another blogger.
I received this holiday berry wreath for my first project. At first, I thought what am I going to do with that to make it more like spring! But after stripped it down and fluffed it up it was actually a very nice wreath.
I really hated to do anything to it, but this was a challenge. After much contemplation, I decided this wreath could use a nautical makeover. Let me show you how I made it~
Seaside Rope Burlap Wreath
- Holiday berry wreath
- Krylon Metallic beige spray paint
- Burlap ribbon
- 2 starfish
- Decorative rope
- Hot glue & gun
Remove old holiday ribbon or any other objects.
Fluff up the wreath to prepare it for spray painting.
Spray paint the back side of the wreath first and let it dry for an hour or so. Turn the wreath over and spray light layers of paint until all berries are covered. Let it dry thoroughly.
I added the burlap ribbon as if I were making a mesh wreath. Bunch up the end of the ribbon and use the wire berries on the wreath to secure it to the wreath.
Bunch the ribbon and attach the same way going around the ribbon.
Weave the rope around the wreath and secure with hot glue. Add you starfish with hot glue. Fluff the ribbon and that is it! You upcycled your old holiday wreath into a fun summer seaside wreath!
So next time you are tooling around the thrift store don’t pass up that crumpled old sad wreath, breath new life into it!
I received my wreath from Betsy Smith
Visit her blog Happily Ever After, Ect. to see how she transformed her items!
Now onto the Swap!
Welcome to the 4th edition of the Thrift Store Swap!
If you are unfamiliar with this swap, organized by Lyn at MidMichiganMom, here are the basics. 14 crafty bloggers commit to buying and repurposing 2 thrift store items. For this edition, one item must be a wreath and both items must cost under $10.
Sounds easy right? There’s a catch…they are not buying for themselves! Each blogger is surprised with what they must repurpose. So what happens when the unknown challenges 14 crafty ladies?
You get some out of the box tutorials!
Here are the geniuses behind these DIY Tutorials. Make sure to check out each one!
DIY Just Cuz