December 11, 2011

Easy DIY Retro Silver Garland Christmas Wreath and Giveaway!





If you read my recent DIY mercury glass tutorial, {here}, then you noticed that there was a very cool silver retro wreath in the background of that photo shoot.  I thought I'd share how easily {and cheaply} I put it together.  All in all I was quite pleased with how well it turned out.



All you need:

Bare wreath, any type (Goodwill $1.49)

Dollar Tree ball ornaments, any colors (6 for $1.00)

Dollar Tree one package silver garland (only comes in one size)
(I had to supplement this with a 15 foot silver garland from Target)

One sparkly Dollar Tree reindeer ornament (2 for $1.00, love them!)
and some wide Christmas ribbon (40% off coupon Jo-Ann's.) 

Oh yeah, and a glue gun!






I just wrapped the garland around the wreath, not even bothering to glue it down. Then I tucked the two ends into it as I wrapped it all around and around.  Strategically place your ornaments first to see how to best space them.  Then go to town with that glue gun.  The fuzziness of the garland hides any imperfections.  Finally, cut a piece of wide coordinating/matching ribbon and loop it over the top.  Hang in your favorite spot.  Stick the reindeer in it,  Done.  I'm loving how fluffy it is.



We're enjoying it.  Now if we could just get those trees (we have two) decorated!

And don't forget to enter my 500 Follower Holiday Giveaway here.

Giveaway ends Friday, December 16th.








 Good luck!

xoxo


I'll be linking up here:

Homemaker On a  Dime

2 comments:

lvroftiques said...

That's really cute! Kathleen you come up with the best affordable craft projects! Wouldn't this look great in pink and aqua?...I'm feeling inspired girlfriend! Vanna

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I missed this the first time around, so thank you for sharing it again. So pretty Kathleen and you know I love a quick and easy project. Darn, I was about to enter your giveaway.

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