My 5 minute $1 Christmas Wreath

First before we get started with the tutorial, I have to tell you something.  I went shopping today to get a few things. I hate shopping. I think I was at the second store before I realized that I had not washed off the giant blob of zit cream on my cheek. That’s right folks, I strutted my stuff around town in a tee shirt and old jeans, no makeup, yesterday’s hair do, AND zit cream covering a zit so big I could draw a face on it with a sharpie and call it my twin. And of course the stores were crawling with 20 somethings with perfect complexions, stylish clothing and tiny rear ends. Why am I even still getting zits??? I am 31 for crying out loud. Why do people lie and tell you you will grow out of it? That is just mean. (deep breath) Okay, on with the tutorial!!!

I didn’t time myself so for all I know each wreath took 7 1/2 minutes. It just sounded more catchy to say 5. It really was fast though. I love quick and cheap crafts! I bought 3 wreaths at the dollar store. They had bigger ones but because of where I was going to put them I needed them to be a little on the small side. I had pine cones from our backyard and I always have craft wire on hand. I used scraps of fabric. I ripped them into strips about 1 inch wide.

I tied the fabric on. I love the look of the rough edges.

Then I took craft wire and put it around the pine cone and then around the wreath and twisted it so the pine cone would stay on.

I used another strip of fabric to hang the wreath.

I tied it to the wire frame on the back.
I normally have frames hanging here with pictures of the kids but I love these so much I am tempted to keep them up all year! They match my front room decor (did you notice they matched my rug?) so I could totally get away with it.

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  1. Emily says

    Great job, Stacy! Love it! Much easier than the wreath I posted today, but so cute too!!


  2. Jaimee says

    You know, I'm starting to like the Dollar Store more and more!! These came out SO cute! Bonus that they were fast, easy, AND inexpensive to boot! YAY : )

  3. Shaunna says

    so cute! and I love them on the shudders!! Thanks so much for linking to SFS this week! be sure to come back next week for the Christmas challenge! -shaunna :)

  4. TINA says

    i love you! you made me laugh out loud today! thanks! adorable wreaths, love them. i need cheap ideas, i have 4 kids!! they can help me do this! love your blog, really. started my own recently! thanks for inspiring me!

  5. Jennifer says

    I love this! They're so adorable and fun, and I LOVE them on the shutters. Also, I featured you today on my wreath round up.:)

  6. auntietina21 says

    I'm 44 – and curse out loud on the evenings when I am applying eye wrinkle cream AND zit medicine at night before going to bed.