Thrifty Vintage Christmas Ornaments Wreath #2

Two years ago, in one of my garage sale outings, I bought a box of Christmas ornaments with 42 pieces for $5.00. Meaning I paid $0.11 cents on the dollar for each.  Can you get more thrifty than that? it is almost impossible. I had used some in this Christmas Ornaments Wreath that I made last year, that you can see here.

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With some of those remaining ornaments and with the “new” vintage ones, I was able to make this year`s Vintage Christmas Ornaments Wreath.  I even have some for the coming year.

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I also added, the green and red tinsel wreath $2.00, the styrofoam wreath $8.00, and no more than $3.00 in vintage ornaments. Thrifty wreath for a total of $13.00.

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Hope you like and keep on trifting, have a great time during the coming Holidays!!.

Thank you, for following

Fabiola Garcia

Old Music Books Christmas Wreath – Tutorial

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I been collecting old music books for a while, in order to make this paper wreath.  After reading some interesting posts about old books wreaths, I made this Christmas Wreath big enough to cover a big wall and substitute the Christmas tree. I chose books in 3 sizes, but you can do only one size; some Christmas ornaments were added for embellishment. This is an inexpensive project to do, because old books go from about one to two dollars each. All the other materials you may have at home. Because music books usually are not more than 60 pages, you may need several books, to complete the 120+ pages.

You will need

old books different sizes (120+pages)

Christmas ornaments of your choise

scissors

tape

staples

glue gun

card board

10 inches of cord for hanging the wreath

Procedure:

-start by removing the pages from the books, clean the inner border if necessary with the scissors

-start forming the cones, secure then with the clear tape, and place the staple 1 inch at the end

-cut the card board 12 inches x 14

– draw 2 circles in the card board, one 10 inches and the other 8 inches

-make two holes near the corner, leaving 1 or 2 inches from the border and tide the cord for hanging the wreath

-start placing the longest cones around the whole 10 inches circle. Use glue or staple as you please

-continue placing the second size of cones in the space between the two circles

-end with the shortest size around the 8 inches circle

-place the embellishment at the center, and around the wreath

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I made this on the working table, after finishing the last circle, I placed the wreath on the wall, and filled out all the blanks spaces, and added the Christmas decorations.

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Deco Mesh Fall Wreath

Deco Mesh Fall Wreath.

Deco mesh is a plastic ribbon that resembles fabric. I`s flexible and very easy to use for doing bows, garlands, and wreaths.  I decided to do my own, reusing some existing  material that I had from previous year.  I had an 18 inches straw wreath, and some spools of ribbons to cover the straw wreath.    WP_20140901_004

For this wreath, I used 2 spool of ribbon  for covering the straw. For this part you can use any ribbons, because the back will be facing the wall or door.  A straw wreath is not the usual wreath to use with deco mesh.  The wreath recommended for working with the deco mesh ribbon, is the wire “work wreath”.  But remember that I`m reusing the last year wreath.

These are the materials that I’m reusing from last year: 1 straw wreath, 1 deco mesh in multicolor, and 2 satin ribbons to cover the straw wreath.

These are the materials that I bought :

2 deco mesh spool 5 1/2 inches wide in orange, and 1 in brown, 1 package of florist pins, and 1 satin ribbon for decoration

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For my 18 inches wreath, I cut the deco mesh 26 inches long for each bow.

Form a bow, putting the two ends together, and crumple together to the center and tied with the florist wire

Continue until you finish the 3 deco mesh spools

Place the bows with a florist pin in the wreath, alternating colors: multi, orange, brown. Continue until you finish covering the whole wreath.

Cut the decorative satin ribbons at 14 inches, and with a florist pin, inserted in the middle of the ribbon, then in the wreath.

Hope you like it!!

Thank you for visiting;

Fabiola

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Rags Wreath

From my free stash of fabrics, I selected two matching colors to do this super easy wreath.  A clothe hanger was my wire of choice, that I converted in a heart shape kind of..  This is all you need:

1 clothe hanger

fabric of your choice of color

How to do it:

Start by cutting 5 ” inches pieces of fabric.  A lot of then.  Tide them around the wire with a knot, when you complete the shape of the heart, trim the rags to balance the look. !!Happy Saint Valentine Day!!.

Como hacer una corona de trapos de tela:

Con un gancho de ropa, que haz de convertir en forma de corazon, apropiado a este dia de el Dia del Amor, corta muchas tiras de 5 plg de largo y amarralas haciendo un nudo en el gancho, una detras de la otra consecutivamente.  Es un proyecto facil y rapido y es hasta casi gratis, pues tenemos la mayor parte de los componentes en la casa. !!Feliz dia del Amor!!

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