Monday, March 2, 2020

Faux Boxwood Wreath

Hi Friends!
WELCOME


I can't wait for SPRING....

so I'm helping it along!

I found this wreath online at Joss & Main for $40.99
  


I'm going to share how I made mine for a whole lot less!


You may have seen these 12" X 12"  mats. They are available at craft stores,

 I was able to find them at my 99 cent store.

I purchased 2 mats for $1.00 each.


1- round 12'' styrofoam wreath form for $1.00 at Dollar tree



Dark green acrylic paint- .59 at Joann's Fabric




I used scissors to cut apart the mat.






You need your glue gun and that's it!


Lay form flat and start gluing around outer edge.

Just keep going until your wreath is filled in-

It really did not take that long!

This is the back side.

I  added a piece of green ribbon for hanging.




I think that mine looks exactly the same as theirs!

Finished size is 14''










Tell me what you think-
xo Lisa S

 

34 comments:

  1. How big were the 2 mats? Seems like there would not be enough to cover all that wreath form? You cut the mats in pieces of 3 sprigs each? thanks

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    1. Hi Mary,
      Good questions! The mats are a 12"x 12" square.
      Yes, I cut all the connection pieces apart. Each cluster was left together.Yes, most sprigs were in threes.
      When the form is flat, only the top and sides are covered you don't cover the back. The sprigs fan out and fill in.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Yours turned out great! I will have to keep my eyes open for those mats, because I have been wanting a boxwood wreath!

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    1. Cherryl,
      Thank you, I'm so happy with the way it looks. Sometimes DOLLAR STORE crafts look like dollar store crafts.
      I hope you find some mats.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. I echo Cherryl's comment; I got a small mat at a craft store, deeply discounted but it had originally been a lot more than $1 and one isn't enough--pooh! Love the final effect. I can't imagine spending big bucks on a wreathe! Thank you for showing us how to do it frugally!

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    1. Kathy
      Thank you so much. I'm glad you found at least one mat- I see some still at the 99cent store. I'll bet Walmart may have them in their spring floral section.
      I hope you can find another.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. How pretty, looks nice! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 10, open March 1 to 26. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed. I invite you to my Themed Linkup 12 for Crock Pot and Instant Pot Recipes, open February 28 to March 10 if you have any appropriate posts. Won’t you join me at my Short Story Prompt Party for fun and creativity? Open March 2 to 9. Just start typing, see what you come up with! Remember, no story is too short! The prompt is: I woke from a long nap to see…

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    1. Dee
      Thank you so much! You have so much going on , how do you do it all?
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Lisa... your boxwood wreath looks amazing! How long did it take you to make?

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    1. Thanks Julie, It does look tedious but watching one long movie will do the trick!
      xo Lisa S

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  6. That looks great! You know I love a thrifty knock-off! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  7. Love your wreath! They are so pricey in the stores so have avoided buying one. Thank you for sharing and also how to make them. I will be on the lookout for the grass.

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    1. Wreaths are so expensive. I think that this was a good dupe for a lot less! I hope you can find these mats in your area.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Wreaths are so expensive! Yours looks great at such a bargain price. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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    1. Ann,
      Thank you so much. I'm so happy to party with you.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Very cool idea! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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    1. Thanks Dolly!
      It's nice to meet you-
      I appreciate the visit.
      xo Lisa S

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  11. That's exactly what I need for the front door - something simple, yet elegant and green. I will pop into Dollar Tree soon!

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    1. Rustown Mom
      Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad you visited today. It's nice to meet you.
      xo lisa S

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  12. This is such a pretty wreath!!

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    1. Michelle,
      Thank you for for your sweet comment!
      xo Lisa S

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  13. Lisa,
    I need to find some of those mats. I love boxwood wreaths. Congratulations, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things.
    https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/03/thursday-favorite-things_12.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev
      You made my day! I'm looking for more. I'll let you know if I find them.
      xo Lisa S

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  14. WOW I will have to be on the lookout for these mats. I love boxwood anything and wreaths can be pricey.Featuring when my link party opens!

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  15. Oh Lisa... leave it to you to come up with a dollar store solution to something we ALL want! This is soooo good!


    Sharing this weekend on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 518. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Donna
      You are a sweetie!
      Thank you so much, your comments are like a big hug!
      xo Lisa S

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  16. Hello Lisa, thanks for sharing your boxwood wreath at last week's Share Your Style #247! I saw it but picked a few others to share for this week; however, I thought about doing a craft round-up if you'd like to join?? This would be perfect! Maybe you could rewrite with a few of your ideas linked into one post as part of the round-up? I like your wreath because you can use it all year long.

    Thinking about for first week in April. I'll ask a few other friends, too, to make a nice, small blog hop.

    Happy spring to you,
    Barb :)

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    1. Barb
      Thank you so much! Yes , I will work on that.
      Take care and stay well,
      xo Lisa S

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  17. I love the look of a boxwood wreath but have a hard time shelling over the cash for one, I can't wait to try this project!

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