Friday, December 19, 2008

Inexpensive Wreaths - Rusty Pulley - Junk Inspired

Welcome to my home. I've included a few junk inspired wreaths I made for this holiday season.
If the shoe fits...then you will no longer need your vintage metal shoe stretchers. Convert them into your next wreath hanger. By gluing vintage buttons to the end piece of the stretcher, you provide just the right amount of pretty.

If you don't have access to free tree greenery, check your local nurseries to see if they have "boughs for a buck". What these places do is sell the trimmed pieces from the trees they have for sale for only a buck a pop. Great idea for those of us that don't have it available in our yards. Great variety too!

Remember this pulley from a previous post of mine? Well I wanted to show you what I came up with. Given to me by a barn sale employee during their sale, this wreath as a whole cost less than $2 since the wreath form was only 49-cents and I took advantage of that "boughs for a buck" deal. Can't beat that! I absolutely love the look of it.

It greets our guests at the driveway. Add some snow on top of the soggy, decomposing leaf-filled ground and the scenery will be gorgeous!

Anyone can find old wire wreath frames at a thrift store for very cheap. Why I like them is their green paint is usually a bit worn and chipped, and most likely bits of rust have made their appearance. (You know me and rust.) This wreath cost only $1.50 to assemble. This style wreath causes little obstruction of the view through the kitchen window. On those cold, wintery snow-filled days, we just love that.

I would love to hear about your wreath ideas...junk inspired is a plus but not a requirement! Happy junking to all!


  1. I love the wire wreath frame with the snowy background! Very smart. I have no wreath ideas. I'm just happy to have recently found my floor again. If I come up with something, I'll post it. Promise. ~Mindy

  2. Funny, funny funny but darling too. I'm still laughing at the shoe stretcher wreath but, funny as it is, it is also a great idea. Adored the pulley wreath. It's a beauty as is the spot of green at your lovely winter window. I appreciate the ideas as well as your photography.

    The Texas Woman

  3. Love the pulley wreath! How smart you are! Glad I found your blog. Please feel free to visit mine.


  4. Love it all! My mind is working now...what do I have in the garage? Hmmmm...


  5. Absolutely love both wreath hangers!! I have a bucket of the shoe thingies in storage and have never put them to use...Great idea!
    Have an incredible New Year!


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