Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ornament Wreath A/K/A How I Saved $60 bucks

easy christmas ornament wreath pier one
I just LOVE saving money!
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So, here's another shout out to Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick!
Luckily, I followed her directions.

And, it was a lot of fun!
I love the way the wreath turned out. And, I have at least one more planned - a gold, red, shiny sparkly assortment. (And, it just might turn out to be someone's gift...if it turns out nice enough.)

It took a LOT more ornaments than I expected. But, it was fun AND it saved me tons of money. Take a gander at this... easy ornament wreath pier one saving moneyWow! That's the wreath I wanted, but for $60 dollars I thought I would just make my own.

Plus, mine was shatterporoof! LOL!

We've been joking as we walk through the stores at how the plastic ornaments (and natural PINECONES!) are being marketed as "Shatterproof."

Was there a big problem with pinecones shattering last season??

I thought about wrapping red garland through the way Pier One did, but I decided I liked the clean look better.

The hardest part?
Finding flat head tacks. Seriously. I wanted to hang my wreath with a giant ribbon - which I learned from The Nester who demonstrates a simple pretty method of How to Hang a Wreath.

easy christmas ornament wreath pier one
BTW, I lurve the The Nester and I highy recommend her site for inexpensive decorating tips and joyful, witty posts.

What have you seen in the store that you have done for less at home?
I'd love to hear from you.

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Becca's Dirt said...

I love the all red balls on your wreath.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Lookin' good, and non-breakable is a bonus!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Looks great! Love it! I am visiting from the Hope Studios link!

Cassie Bustamante said...

looks beautiful! i love it all in reds!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

WHAT! No blue box?!?! :) This is the best $60 savings I've seen in a long time! Love it and am definitely pinning and sharing on FB. Thank you so much for joining the party ... and sporting the button ... even though I made it so difficult. :)

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