How to Make a Pip Berry Wreath From a Thrift Store Find

Recently I sold a window shelf that I made 
from a vintage window. 
Making a Pip Berry Wreath From a Thrift Store Find

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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Making a Pip Berry Wreath From a Thrift Store Find




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. 


Making a Pip Berry Wreath From a Thrift Store Find


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.


Making a Pip Berry Wreath From a Thrift Store Find


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. 


Making a Pip Berry Wreath From a Thrift Store Find

Making a Pip Berry Wreath From a Thrift Store Find


I added pip berry stems all the way around the wreath until I was back where I started.


Making a Pip Berry Wreath From a Thrift Store Find


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.

Making a Pip Berry Wreath From a Thrift Store Find


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.


Making a Pip Berry Wreath From a Thrift Store Find



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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  1. my kinda find... and great save. Love it when a plan comes together and looks great to boot! Way to go!

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    1. Awe thanks Joyce! It is just what I needed for my window :)

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