Have you gotten your hands on some wreaths that are “okay” but could be fabulous with a little love and attention? I’m showing you how to use some wreath rehab to combine two wreaths into one beautiful creation!
Y’all, if you’ve been following me for a while, you know what I say. Always keep a look out for inexpensive wreaths that need a little help. The reason is that you can easily upcycle them and use them in other projects. With some simple wreath rehab you can make yourself a wonderful new creation worthy of anyone’s door or your business page!
Wreath Rehab: Upcycling Boxwood and Lavender
As crafters, we are always on the lookout for a deal on quality supplies. The less we spend on supplies, the more we can profit when we sell our items. And no matter what we do with the finished product, we will have more to spend on other things. And, let’s be real y’all, who doesn’t want a little more cash in the bank? I know that calculating the cost of your craft supplies can be difficult even for the most seasoned craftprenuer, so if you need help in that area, you can check out the post I did all about how to do those calculations!
In the video below I show you how I take two wreaths (both a little sad on their own) and combine them to create something beautiful! I got both wreaths for a steal after the holidays. By using some of my wreath rehab skills I was able to bring them to their full potential. All you’ll need for this simple project is a few zip ties and a pretty burlap bow and “POOF!” you’ve got a gorgeous farmhouse wreath.
I’m using boxwood, lavender, and burlap in this upcycled wreath. However, you can use any supplies that you have on hand! This video shows y’all some basic rehab techniques. You’ll be able to take what you’ve learned and apply those skills to whatever wreaths you’re able to score. Much of the time all you need is the right bow to give a blah wreath some new life. If you need some help or inspiration for making the perfect bow, you can check out the post where I how to make six different bows!
Wreath Rehab: Boxwood and Lavender Wreath
- boxwood wreath base
- lavender wreath base
- zip ties
- 1.5 wired ribbon
- EZ Bow Maker
- Layer the two wreaths and take 2 zip ties on each side to secure them together. Cut the excess zip ties.
- Incorporate the boxwood from the bottom and pull up into the lavender wreath to make it look like one whole wreath. Do this all the way around the wreath.
- Take your EZ Bow Maker and ribbon.
- Measure a 16" tail and a (3) 6" loop on each side, then (2) loops on each side slightly smaller, and then 1 loop on top. Cut and add 2 sets of tails. Top with a single loop.
- Take 2 pipe cleaners and twist together then wrap around the center of the bow. Twist nice and tight. Fluff out the bow.
- Add the bow to the wreath. Fluff and arrange the bow on the wreath to your preference. Trim ends into dovetails at different lengths.
Y’all, the wreath rehab tips that I share with you in this video are a simple and inexpensive. With a little love, you’ll be able to take some scraggly wreaths and turn them into something beautiful to proudly display or sell. Now, get out there and look for some sad wreaths that you can make happy!
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
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