Repurpose an Old Forsythia Wreath
I like nothing better than to breathe life into an old wreath and make it fresh and new again. This grapevine forsythia wreath was picked up at a garage sale no less than ten years ago and had been in a storage shed for a while after that. As a quick fix, my friend hung it on her door this spring until she could get something else.
My plan was to make a new bow for her wreath, but she said the flowers were falling off and she was just going to toss it. So, one day while she was at work I went over and got it off her door. Hope her neighbors didn’t think I was stealing it)))
It was in pretty sad shape. The glue on the flowers had degraded over the years and the blooms were falling off. I started hot gluing the small loose stems back on, but eventually decided to just remove anything loose and just add new flowers.
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The grapevine forsythia wreath, even though it was old, was still fine as a base. I used three forsythia bushes, a sunflower bouquet, a sprout leaf twig, one dusty miller bush, and some odd pieces of leftover greenery from my craft room. The bow was made with scrap ribbon I had on hand.
Here are the links to the Trendy Tree products that I used:
- 61506YW Forsythia Bush
- 61908NAT Natural Leaf Sprout Spray
- 62692BU13 Sunflower Filler Bush
- 13450GN Flocked Dusty Miller Bush
- RGC171234 2.5″ Teal Sunflower Ribbon
- RGC118629 1.5″ Bright Yellow Gauze Ribbon
- 41239-09-02 1.5″ Fuchsia Yellow Plaid (similar to what was used)
I think the end results were great and my friend loved it. So the wreath was salvaged for a few more years!