Making a Pip Berry Wreath From a Thrift Store Find6:27:00 AM
Recently I sold a window shelf that I made
from a vintage window.
The client was also interested in purchasing the wreath I staged with the window.
I set out to recreate a similar berry wreath so I could keep one for my staging and sell one to the client.
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Before I headed to Michaels for the wreath supplies I stopped at the thrift store. You never know what you'll find there and I was pretty open minded. I looked over all the floral centerpieces and discarded bunches of plastic flowers and that's when I saw just what I was looking for.
A partially finished (or maybe partially broken) grapevine wreath with plastic beads and a pip berry garland stuck to the side of it.
This was it! Believe it or not, just what I was looking for...
At $2.99 then 1/2 off of that, it was just the right price too.
I brought the ugly wreath home and pulled it completely apart. Most of the wreath went into the trash but this is what I saved.
The grapevine wreath and the pip berries were in great shape.
I grabbed my favorite Ryobi glue gun and a cup of coffee and got to work.
The ends of the pip berry stems can be wrapped with floral tape to hold a few stems together in small bunches, then hot glued into the wreath.
I added pip berry stems all the way around the wreath until I was back where I started.
When I had gotten all the way around the grapevine wreath with the pip berries I fluffed them a bit and the wreath was finished.
I had the perfect replacement for my own window wreath for the grand total of $1.50 and was able to sell the client the wreath she wanted. According to Etsy you can pay over $50 for a similar wreath so big bargain here!
The lesson here is to always check the thrift store before anything else. If you have a good imagination you can create something new from someone's cast-off.
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