So I finally thrifted enough vintage ornaments to create my own Georgia Peachez inspired Christmas wreath. Over the past month I’ve been scouring my local thrifts in search of vintage ornies for a DIY wreath project! Success~ I managed to find 9 boxes and paid $9 for the entire lot. Unfortunately most of the boxes were heavily damaged or covered with packing tape...my local SA goes a little crazy with the packing tape! But I was able to salvage the middle box which is my favourite of the bunch. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet?
After acquiring all my ornaments I headed off to Michaels with a 40% off coupon in hand to purchase a foam wreath. I was shocked at the regular price of $17.99!
Georgia Peachez suggests wrapping your foam wreath in tinsel first and it just so happens I had two brand new packages of feathery blue tinsel I purchased several years ago from the Bay after a Christmas. I was surprised to see that this tinsel was made in Canada!
Once I covered the foam wreath in tinsel I attached a wire hanger *this is a very important step as it's very difficult to attach one once all the ornaments are hot glued on.
|Looks cool with just the tinsel.|
|Next I glued larger ornies around the perimeter of my wreath and proceeded to fill the entire wreath with 86 glass balls. FYI you will use several hot glue sticks!|
|I found this new in package Christmas decoration from Woolworth's for 50 cents at BFM and thought it would look fantastic on the wreath.|
It's 2am and Voila! My finished wreath complete with a sweet angel, 3 Santas and an Elf!
Linking up to It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday!
Until we thrift again...