9/26/13

Don't Throw It Away!

Hey everyone!  Well, I affirmed my reasoning for not throwing stuff away.  I created this cute wreath for absolutely "Zero Dollars" by using just a bunch of leftover "stuff" from my Fall decorating.  I didn't have a wreath form, but I got this idea for making a cardboard wreath form from Amanda @ Serenity Now.  I not only love "FREE," but I also love using and recycling what I already have, so let me show you how it turned out.  Then I'll show you how it went together.

Isn't it cute and just perfect for above the kitchen sink!



I didn't have a wreath form, but I did do have cardboard -- well, doesn't everyone?  I used a large bowl and a small bowl to draw my rings & then cut them with a box cutter.  I also had several pieces of shorter lengths of burlap -- I mean, you can't throw those away!

I simply wrapped the pieces of burlap around my form, gluing it in place.  

After all my Fall decorating, this bag of stuff is what I had left over -- a few flowers (some with stems, some without), odds and ends of leaves, & an odd assortment of nuts & other ephemera from some potpourri from years gone by.

I had a nice uneven number of those larger orange sunflowers, so I placed them on first.  Then I just started gluing things on in a random manner and tucking any leftover leaves here and there.  I finished off with a big burlap bow that hides the twine I used to attach the wreath to my shutter.

It's very light-weight because of using the cardboard for the wreath form -- won't harm the 
shutters at all.

I love it!  It's pretty, free, and used up "stuff" that I had almost thrown away.  Thanks, Amanda, for the idea of the cardboard wreath form.  You truly set the wheels in motion on this little project!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you may have been inspired just a bit to do some recycling!
You just never know what you might create from almost nothing!



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Sunday
The Tablescaper at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Cheri at It's So Very Cheri for It's So Very Cheri Party

Monday
Kathy at Creative Home Expressions for Creative Home & Garden Hop
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays

Tuesday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for Project Inspired

Wednesday
Suzy at Worthing Court for Homework Wednesday
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday
Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe for Live Laugh Linky Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Emily at 52 Mantels for Thursdays Are Your Days

Friday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 
Karen at A Stylish Interior for Stylish Friday Finds
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading

Saturday
Debbie at Debbie Doos for Pinterest Blitzen'

15 comments:

Carol said...

Great wreath! I've never thought of making a wreath with cardboard. Now I'm inspired!

Smiles,
Carol

Debby Ray said...

I LOVE this darling little wreath! You did GOOD!

Joani said...

So pretty. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Cristina Garay said...

You're so right! I don't like to get rid of things, something new can be created out of that, what better example ;) You created a very pretty wreath!

Jennifer said...

Love it! I love free too. You did a great job with this.

Dee said...

This is awesome, and I love that it's free!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Thank you for the tutorial, Carol! I didn't know you could use cardboard for a wreath form. Good to know! I usually have a few spare Amazon boxes hanging around. I like that it's so light weight. I never throw away my burlap scraps either. You just never know where you'll need to use them. :)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It turned out cute! Love the burlap bow-enjoy:@)

Maria Elena said...

So pretty! And what an awesome idea! Thank you for the tutorial!

Feral Turtle said...

Very cute Carol!!

Vel Criste said...

Perfect wreath for your kitchen window Carol! Love that you made it from scraps although it doesn't look it at all!!!

Cindy Cain said...

Love it! It's just the perfect addition!!

Gina said...

So pretty & such a nice way to use leftover bits & pieces! You'd never know.

Shana Franks said...

Such a cute idea! So glad I found your blog... I'm your newest follower on GFC =)

Traci said...

Very cute! Free is awesome!

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