If you happen to have a pool noodle lying around (yep, I see all those nodding heads) then you are going to love this! With summer on the way, Camille realized that she didn't have "a nice red, white, and blue decoration to celebrate Memorial Day or Independence Day." So at Growing up Gabel she's showing us how she quickly turned a pool noodle into a sparkly, patriotic wreath, using duct tape and a few goodies from the dollar store.
Andrea asked an excellent question at Scrapality while thinking about making a cute garden hose wreath: "Why purchase a hose when you can pick up a discarded hose for free?" Why, indeed! She found plenty during a spring-time "curbside shopping" trip and was able to make not one but two springtime wreaths! If you love to garden (or love a gardener) you'll want to check this out!
Sometimes pretty flowers are the the pick-me-up your spirit needs. That's the case with these pretty pink roses that came to Aniko at Place of My Taste. "I adored these roses so much that I couldn’t just throw them away," she explains.
At Confessions of a Serial DIYer, Christy had this tulip wreath from last year's spring decor. "I had it hanging in the garage and it had fallen several times and was looking a little tattered, " she explains, so she decided to take the wreath apart and make something else for this year.
When Nicole spotted a pile of trimmings at the Christmas tree lot, she figured it wouldn't hurt to ask the guy running the lot if she could have a few. He said, "Go ahead, help yourself," so Nicole took home plenty of greenery and blogged about what she did with it at Design It Vintage.
You know you're committed to upcycling when you keep a collection of burnt-out Christmas lights. Amanda at Mommy is Coocoo does, and her lights have finally found their second life as a colorful Christmas wreath.
Lisa thought she'd found acorns on a walk with her family, but she had "never seen anything like them." She and her girls gathered a stroller full and brought them home. After Lisa turned her "acorns" into a gorgeous metallic wreath, a few sharp-eyed readers at Mabey She Made It identified them as eucalyptus seed pods. Whatever they are, they look amazing on Lisa's front door!
Wreaths are fun to hang on the door any time of year, but they are especially meaningful during the Christmas season. This week at Roadkill Rescue, we'll be celebrating the season with festive wreath projects that honor the spirit of Roadkill Rescue: they are made out of free, found, or upcycled materials. Stay tuned for Wreath Week!
I love seeing things that people make from objects they've found in nature. One of my current favorite trends along these lines is the use of wood slices to make natural looking decor items. Here's a gorgeous wreath that Laura of Finding Home put together using wood slices from a fallen birch branch.
"I know we all can easily collect toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls-–especially when I order large amounts of TP and paper towels on Amazon," says Maura at Happy Deal Happy Day. If you want to make a fun Fall wreath like hers, you'll need to collect at least 30 toilet paper tubes.
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