Welcome to $30 Thursday! After making birch artwork for our master I decided I wanted to do something else with all the birch I found and was inspired by mini foam wreaths I found at the Dollar Tree.
Here’s what you need to create your own $1 wreath:
1. A wreath base. Really doesn’t matter the material, as long as it’s small. Like I said, Dollar Tree had a bunch of these by their fake flowers.
2. Birch bark from a dead birch tree.
3. Glue gun. I used about six glue sticks for each wreath.
4. Ribbon to secure to the chair.
This is what the foam wreath looks like:
The process was incredibly simple…
1. I had to make sure I had very thin layers of birch to make it easy to glue them to the wreath.
2. Bake them at 300 degrees for about five minutes (they kept curling up on me if I put them in for any longer).
3. Simply to glue the birch to the wreath going with the grain of the birch, this is important so that you don’t look like you have a complete mismatch on your wreath. Make sure to cover the back too if you have see-through chairs like ours.
4. Use little pieces of birch bark to fill in any holes and clean up the sides of the wreath with scissors or by tearing the birch.
5. Use a ribbon to secure to your chair.
I love how this looks on the back of our chairs in our kitchen. I staged it for Christmas and had a blast breaking out the supplies for a little photo shoot even though I don’t decorate till the day after Thanksgiving.
Right now she’s sitting right on the little built in hutch in the kitchen next to some wheat and a white pumpkin. She’s a versatile little wreath that is great for fall, Christmas season or winter.
Here are what my co-hosts came up with this week:
April from House by Hoff made over this adorable step stool for her daughter to use in their bathroom.
Shayna made a mirror out of a wicket basket… I can’t wait to see how she did that!
Hope you have a wonderful day, friends!