Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Repurpose a Wreath


One day after the holidays, I spotted this wreath with berries, just sitting on the floor at T. J. Maxx. It was a sad remnant from Christmas, marked 90% off and just waiting for the right person to see its potential. It had some little wooden Santas on it, but it was the red and white berries that caught my eye. My white front door needed some color and this wreath was the perfect winter accent.

So, the wooden Santas were removed and stored away until next year. I found this cute heart, with a bird; perfect for Valentines Day. It was also 90% off, since it was a Christmas ornament. I hung the heart in the center of the wreath and for very little money, I have a beautiful, welcoming winter and Valentine's decoration, for my door. Sometimes, you have to take the time to rethink an item's purpose when you spot it at the store - it might end up being better than the original :-)

We had a great MLK day yesterday, that included a trip to take Melissa to lunch. We braved the frigid temperature of 8 degrees and enjoyed catching up with her about school, work and Pom. Today, it is going to be 4 degrees - winter is back with a vengeance.

Enjoy your Tuesday!


{Linking with these friends}


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Alderberry Hill

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The Dedicated House

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  1. I do that too! So many after Christmas items can be used for other occasions:) Love being able to use and RE-use decorations! Have a blessed day dear friend, stay warm in that COLD weather you are having! HUGS!

  2. I did something similar this year, by combining things I already had on hand. I do look at Christmas clearance items with other seasons in mind, though. (I like to stock up on silver wrapping paper, for example, to use for wedding gifts throughout the year.)

  3. I love when this happens. You can change out that little ornament seasonally or by holiday. This is really darling!


  4. Very cute... Live reusing Deco freedom season to season

  5. What a great idea, and I have a wreath perfect for it...

  6. I dropped by from the All Star Block Party and I have to say, I Adore this!

  7. That is really sweet. At first glimpse of your wreath, I thought the little red and white berries were tiny heart shapes -- go figure, power of suggestion I guess.....lol!

  8. You have a creative eye! Love your revamped wreath!
    I'm off to tweet this, follow you on twitter and follow your blog, too! Have a lovely day!!
    Neighbors About Town Blog

  9. It's darling Vicki!

    Susan and Bentley

  10. What a charming wreath that will add color to your door for both winter and Valentine's Day!


  11. Vicki you have inspired me, I have a similar wreath. I found you at the Live Laugh Party and I’ve become your newest follower. I’m also hosting a party this week and I would love for you to come by and share this at my party - Fluster’s Creative Muster.

    Hugs and Smiles,

    @ Fluster Buster

  12. Just come across your blog...and now following! The wreath is fantastic! Chel x

  13. That's so pretty, such a great idea to swap out the decorations.

  14. Cute! I have a wreath similar to that---I should dress it up! I'd love for you to link to my Homemaking Weekend, if you'd like! Have a great day!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  15. So cute. A simple change made it perfect for the season. What a great find.

  16. I love this wreath! The heart and bird are cute! I'm following from http://usscrafty.blogspot.com.

  17. Hi Vicki, what a beautiful yet money saving tip. You rock! Thanks for sharing this on the Pinterest Mommy Boards http://pinterest.com/cookthetv/mommy-blog-diy-exchange/
    :) Di {CookTheTV}

  18. Dual function at it's best! I have a similar vine swag with red berries that I can roll into a wreath. Hmmmh, what can I adorn it with? Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Great idea!

    Nancy, Little Homestead in Boise

  20. I love what you did with your wreath, it's just perfect for Valentine's Day, and I love the price! I found your limp at Sunny Simple Life, thanks for sharing with us.


  21. Hi Vicki,

    This is such a cute wreath and perfect to use for the month of February! I like your creative thinking, and the fact that you saved the Santas means you can use the wreath again at Christmas. Thanks for sharing this cute project with us.

    Visiting from Seasonal Sundays; have a wonderful weekend!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  22. adorable. love your new wreath.

  23. Your wreath is so cute! I love the little birdie. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful week.


  24. Cold here too Vicki. Now, today we received more snow. All I can say is BRRRRRR! The wreath turned out great. Love mixing things up. It's always fun to recreate. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  25. Love the makeover you gave your wreath. It is so cute!

  26. Wonderful makeover! The bird and heart are adorable and I just love that you found it all on clearance.

  27. Thanks so much for sharing this creative wreath at Simple & Sweet Fridays. So cute, perfect for Valentine's Day!


  28. LOVE those kinds of deals - it works beautifully for Valentines - well done. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  29. You've taken a sad little wreath and made it so happy and cute! Fab deal as well. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  30. I love this project so much! I featured it on my blog today http://digitalcakecrafting.blogspot.com/2013/02/shout-out-sunday-5.html


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