Would you climb into a smelling trash can and rescue a wreath that was in perfect condition? This wreath had belonged to my daughter and I found it in her dumpster when I was throwing the trash away. I wasn’t pleased since it looked in great condition. So I grabbed her ladder and tried to fish it out. The thing was at the bottom. The deeper I stretched to get it the more it felt I was going to fall in. Finally she came out and yelled what was I doing. At that moment I was able to pull out the wreath. To avoid any argument I stayed calm, smiled and said thanks.
Here are some tips on how to recycle a wreath!
Step 1: Painting
I had some left over paint from DecoArt in yellow so I painted the entire wreath in a soft yellow. You can use any paint color you like.
Step 2: Add nature elements.
To create a natural Christmas decoration vibe I added some pinecones and glued those randomly on the wreath.
Step 3: Paint the pinecones
With a brush paint the tips of the pinecones yellow. Make sure you don’t saturated just softly paint the tips.
Step 4: Recycle flowers Adventure!
For more adventures while driving home with the wreath in the car I saw a field of black-eyed Susans. They were absolutely beautiful there by the side of the road. I pulled over and picked some. Piece of advise be careful if you do something like this. Make sure you don’t slam your brakes in the middle of traffic. I basically waited until I found a safe spot to pull over. The flowers can be expensive so by finding these I am surely saving more. Plus I love a good adventure in the middle of the day.
Step 5: Cut the flowers
Cut the black-eyed Susans stems short. Glue them carefully in bunches on the wreath. They will dry naturally and appear as dry flowers in a few days. Right now they are fresh and very pretty. It’s a great way to add color naturally. Once the flowers dry up spray the wreath with hair spray. This will keep the wreath and the flowers lasting longer.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY to recycle wreath ideas. You too can be creative and have fun. For more recycle wreath projects check my DIY Recycle Swim Wreath.