Thrift Store Boxwood Wreath Upcycle: The 15 Minute Fix


Happy Wednesday Friends! Today I have a thrifty little upcycle to share and yes...it can be done in 15 minutes! 


Thrift store boxwood wreath upcycle
This post includes affiliate links for suggested craft supplies.



I found this realistic looking faux boxwood wreath at one of the thrift stores I frequent for $3--not bad considering it still had the original tag for $55! Overall, it was in pretty good condition...


Thrift store boxwood wreath upcycle


...but it did have a few bare spots. Here and


Thrift store boxwood wreath upcycle


here, but easy enough to fix.


Thrift store boxwood wreath upcycle


I just cut a few extra sprigs from some of the longer pieces of greenery.


Thrift store boxwood wreath upcycle



and hot glued them in the bare spots. {6 minutes.}


Thrift store boxwood wreath upcycle



No more bare spots!


Thrift store boxwood wreath upcycle


I wanted to keep the look of classic boxwood with all of its greenery but also add just a touch of color.  By shopping my home, I came up with these pretty silk flowers.  


Thrift store boxwood wreath upcycle


The stems were sturdy enough that I was able to tuck the blooms into the wreath without gluing. I alternated colors, working my way around the wreath but keeping it simple. {8 minutes.}


Thrift store boxwood wreath upcycle


I love the square shape and chose to hang it diagonally.  It adds a fresh touch of color for late summer, but will also transition nicely into fall, when I typically add yellow mums.


Thrift store boxwood wreath upcycle





Thrift store boxwood wreath upcycle

What's hanging on your front door?


My Thrift Store Addiction signature





Party link


17 comments:

  1. So pretty!! The little pops of color are perfect. Actually on my front door is a wreath I got on Etsy. It is made of bedsprings and burlap roses. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Don't you love a bargain that can so easily be transformed into something so lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  3. That was a good find! I haven't bought one because of the price but if I found one at the thrift store! I like the touch of the added flowers. Great find and spruce up!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's so pretty! I love the added blue. Hugs,

    ReplyDelete
  5. It looks so pretty. I need to buy me one and fix up.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great job! I need to find one for three bucks, too!! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Cecelia!! Love it!! The pops of color in it are perfect! Thanks for taking the time to visit!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

    ReplyDelete
  8. That's quite pretty Cecilia! What a wonderful find that looks so realistic. The flowers add a nice touch.

    ReplyDelete
  9. So soft and pretty and perfect for late summer!! Love it Cecilia!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. It's beautiful, my friend, and you are so clever to fix the bare spots :) Also, the pops of color are perfect!

    Thank you for visiting my blog today - how I love hearing from you :) Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Another good find for you Cecilia. Love the added flowers. It will be good for all seasons with just a little change of flowers, etc.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh my gosh I LOVE this! Boxwood is one of my all time favorite plants, and the wreaths, well, they're SO expensive! (I actually bought three boxwood plants in the hopes of growing them and one day making my own fresh boxwood wreaths!) This one looks fabulous! xoKathleen

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a pretty wreath! And you got it for a steal ;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a great thrift store score - can't beat that price! Love the simplicity of the small purple and yellow flowers. Pinning to share

    ReplyDelete
  15. Cecilia, The price was right. Love the square of the wreath. Looks great. Sylvia D.

    ReplyDelete
  16. you did a great job on this....

    ReplyDelete
  17. You did a really great fix on the wreath. Such a wonderful idea to fill in the bare spots. The simple flowers you added are perfection. Love it's simplicity! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! Pinned to share.

    ReplyDelete

I absolutely love to read your thoughtful comments and enjoy responding to each one! I respond by email to be sure you receive it but your email address is always kept confidential. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!