DIY “Home Sweet Home” Sunflower Wreath!

With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, I’ve had to get creative by up-cycling things I have accumulated around the house, in order to avoid shopping in public.

This wreath was made entirely out of DollarTree items that I purchased last year and happened to have on hand. However, these items tend to be seasonal staples that DollarTree seems to carry each year, (i.e. the faux sunflowers).

Here’s a list of the supplies I used:

  • A large, round, silver, plastic serving tray
  • DT “Home Sweet Home” placemat (This was the one item I purchased at DT this year, back before the pandemic hit. So I believe they’re still carrying it.)
  • A spool of DT lace and burlap look, 3″ wired ribbon (could be any, wide, wired ribbon because it doesn’t really show, it’s what’s used to glue the flowers on.)
  • Other faux flower stems (I used some periwinkle colored asters, faux sprigs of babies breath and green berries.)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • A small piece of wire (even a twisty tie) to hang the wreath up with.)

Since I was making this project by using things I already had in my possession, I unfortunately didn’t have a spare wreath form. So I used an old silver, plastic serving tray from DT instead.

First, I cut just outside the “Home Sweet Home” design on the placemat so that it would now kind of be a circle.

Next, I hot glued the “Home Sweet Home” circle onto the plastic silver platter for stability.

Then, I cut the faux silver platter into a circle that was a hair larger than the “Home Sweet Home” design on the DT placemat.

Next, I glued and pleated the wired ribbon along the edge of the platter.

Lastly, I hot glued the flowers on in a way that was pleasing to me and I added a small wire to the back of the top so that I could hang it up.

Super easy and satisfying!

Enjoy!

Published by ourfauxrenohome

I'm a mommy/wife living an artsy life! When I have a little spare time on my hands, I'm either creating art designs that I sell on products in my online shop www.MoniqueFaellaDesigns.com or I'm "Faux Renovating" our home by mainly using painting techniques. I also handmake most of the decor in my home by upcycling things I have laying around into new Farmhouse Style Decor! It's frugal and so fun! What more could a girl ask for?! ****Disclaimer: If you attempt any of the projects, techniques, and or use products I mention, do so at your own risk. For the more labor intensive projects, just as with exercise, consult with your doctor/physician to see if you should attempt such a project. Also, I’m not endorsing any products or promising any results, I’m just sharing project ideas and naming the products I’ve used to complete them and that it has personally worked out in the end for me. Treat this blog as though you’re reading my journal entries. I’m just sharing my story. Everyone has different abilities and, naturally, project results may vary. I’m not liable for any injury, harm, damage or cost that may result should someone attempt a project, use a technique, and or use any product(s) seen on my blog. Thank you!

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