Here’s a post before my rebrand. With redirects and pins I have had to repost a few favorite posts. This garage sale wreath makeover was a favorite so it gets a little more in the spotlight.
Garage Sale Wreath Makeover Before
Because it was one of my original posts, I don’t have the before photos but picture a dusty, cobwebbed and feathered filled wreath that I picked up for a $1.00.
I did not recognize the smell until I had it in my car. I would have passed on this wreath if I had detected the damp, basement smell. I am so happy I did not sniff the wreath!
But, it was destiny. What I loved about this wreath, sitting on the driveway, was the size of the grapevine and its potential.
- removed the picks that were broken or beyond the makeover
- placed the wreath outside to air out
- sprayed the wreath with vinegar & water. repeat. repeat.
Because this was a garage sale find I stayed with the thrifty budget and used the miscellaneous leaves that fall off the garland. You know the leaves and pinecones and sticks that fall to the bottom of the box or storage tub? I just grabbed a few of those and fresh pinecones and either glued or tucked them into the wreath.
It was an instant makeover. I paid $3.00 for the wreath. The size of the wreath takes up the width of the front door which I love. My motto: go big or go home.
With garage sale season in full gear, take a second look at those dingy wreaths, crafts and accessories.