Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Project #3 - A Cheap Silver Wreath!

I'm on a roll guys.  I've got craftiness uptohere.  It's bursting out, I tell you.  

Banking on my success  not total failure in the wreath department this fall, I thought I would take a stab at a wintery one.  And this sucker needed to be cheap.

Enter Walmart and the Dollar Store.

$1 DooDads (did I just say DooDads?)
I found a lackluster basic green wreath at Walmart for $2, and spent some quality time with my spraypaint making it more presentable.  I started with a cheap gray spraypaint to cover most, but not all, of the green.  I then used my coveted metallic silver to give it shine.  The great thing about the metallic is that if you have a base coat down, it doesn't take much to give just enough of a hint of silver.  Which is fantastic, because that's not the cheapest color out there! 

I spraypainted pinecones (yes, again!) and they got glittered.  I gathered a few leftover ornaments and added them for good measure.

With a little hot glue, I had a festive wreath for our front door, with just enough sparkle and shine.  Not bad for $5!


  1. omg claire. I love it! It looks so fancy and definately more costlier (is that a word?) than $5! I made a wreath and was all proud of it until I read this. Now my wreath is put to shame. I wish I could see all that you have done in person, but it looks like your new camera is working out great! Super excited to see you guys in a few weeks-Lyla has some teeth! and she sits up on her own and is one millistep closer to crawling. Love you!

  2. Wow way to dress up a wreath and make it look like it cost you $60 bucks, I love it!

  3. It looks great!

    When it comes to cheapy holiday decor, you cannot beat the dollar store. I attack it every Christmas season.


  4. Beautiful Claire... would never know that this was a mere *$5.00*!

    And I LOVE that last picture!! You got a new camera??? Must be a good one because these pictures are great!

  5. So pretty! I love the pine cones mixed in! I'll have to attack my boring green greenery with some gray and silver spray paint!

  6. new camera??? did santa come early??? i love what you've done with those doo-dads. and i love the word doo-dad.

  7. That's a fantastic looking wreath hard to believe that everything cost only 5$/ Good job! God Bless whoever came up with a dollar store. :)

  8. I'm going to HAVE to stop at the dollar store and snatch me up some doodads! I love the color scheme you picked; wintery, but not theme-ey.

  9. looks great!! i love the glittery pine cones!


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