Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Super Cheap Spring Wreath with Napkin Flowers and a Braided Rag Nest

I like being super thrifty with my decorating by re-newing old wreaths and using things that I have from around the house and spending as little as possible to make projects come to life. 

I needed a wreath for above our mantel and refused to spend any money on a making a new one, so... I made a super cheap one!

 The white, grapevine wreath has been used many times before. I only spent $2 for the branch with the white, spring buds. Everything else I had on hand!

I, desperately, wanted some pretty, white flowers for it but, I didn't have any left to spare. I thought that I'd just make some quick ones from coffee filters, then I discovered that my pantry had none left :(
So, plain white, paper napkins came to the rescue and three, little buds were made!!!

A scrap of green fabric, torn into strips, got braided and hot glued onto an aluminum foil form for the little nest. Some green, spanish moss, a pair of hollowed, white eggs and a triple, satin bow finished it off  perfectly.

  I displayed it inside this vintage frame that I used for our Valentine's day heart.

 This is a peek at how it looks above our mantel. Posts on the topiaries and nest still have to be finished and then I will share it all. 

 The post on My Mother's Chair and Wee Easter Basket is here.

Love, Hugs and Kisses,
and Gucci, too!
Can you see him? He's playing "peek-a-boo!

A very special "thank you" to Kathy from adelightsomelife for featuring this post on her blog!

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Cindy Lou said...

Lovely! Don't ya just love Spring! So fun to decorate!blessings! Cindy

Unknown said...

Looks lovely indeed! Thank you for being a part of our party SHARE IT one more time, Saturdays. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Have a great week!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your wreath and your decor. So pretty.

Crafts a la Mode said...

I really like the picture manipulation, too. And the frame is awesome. Pinning. Best wishes, Linda