DIY Two Dollar Wreath



I gave you a peak of this wreath yesterday, but I had to dedicate an entire post to it, because I spent two dollars making it! Two dollars! Granted I bought my supplies at a dollar store, but I digress. It was a cheap project that looks cute, and is perfect for a small space. 


I bought a package of fake leaves and a round piece of floral foam. These items were a dollar each (from Dollar Tree), and though I wound up with a pretty even leaf-to-foam ratio, another package of leaves wouldn't have hurt. Keep that in mind if you decide to make this yourself.



The first step was the hardest: hot gluing the leaves to the foam. The difficulty really lies in how your hot glue gun skill is, but the leaves fill in pretty easily, and a few gaps aren't the end of the world. They can be filled in later. Be careful, and don't burn yourself too much, okay?



To fill in the gaps on my own wreath, I used acorns that I gathered out of my own front yard. I rinsed them off and let them dry over night, and then used hot glue to stick them to the wreath, both in random places and where tiny bits of foam could be seen. 

Again, please be careful with the hot glue, and DO NOT use hot glue immediately after using acetone to take nail polish off. I wound up with the worst burn on my thumb, and the skin there is still pretty dead. I'm pretty sure the leftover acetone reacted with the heat somehow. Just don't do that ever. Life tip.





In the end, I think the wreath turned out pretty sweet. Though this is how I put together my own, you could do yours a million different ways, with a multitude of different items. Think bows, pine cones, twigs, etc. I already want to make another one. I just need to find the space.


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  1. This wreath is so pretty! I'm sending this link to my mama because she loves DIY projects - thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is lovely! I made an Autumn Wreath DIY last year and so will be skipping it this year in favour of making one for Christmas... though this post makes me feel as though I'm missing out haha! Lovely creation, Amber.

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    1. Oooh, you must share your Christmas wreath when you make it! I'd love to see it. Thanks Gabrielle!

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  3. Oh this is a lovely DIY project Amber! I need to do something similar too, haha feel like it's fall for real and get creative about it. I'd love to do something with candles and decorate a bit, haha need to get some inspo from Pinterest though. Anyways, hope you're having a lovely week! Xx

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    1. Thank you Mia! It is the best time to get creative. That sounds great (and may I recommend my own Autumn board https://goo.gl/ua63aS ). I hope you're having a lovely week as well!

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  4. Cute DIY stuff!
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    ayu

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  5. I've never heard of that happening with nail polish remover and hot glue! Yikes! My mom is always doing crafts like this...I think we need to definitely make some wreaths together this fall.

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    1. I hadn't either! After the fact, I was telling my mom what I did, and she's the one that suggested the chemicals reacted with the heat. You should make some wreaths! Just be careful lol!

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