If you love Christmas but can’t seem to get around the fact that the holiday season has come and gone, a shabby chic wreath is your answer! With Christmas only a few weeks away, you can dress your house up for the occasion while still keeping it comfortable and letting your imagination go wild. Who doesn’t want to feel like Santa is living in their home? With so many styles to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits your personality and your budget perfectly.
One great way to create a chic wreath without spending a lot of money is to make a cheap wreath from a variety of flowers and plants that you can often find in your own home. Often times cheap wreathes are made with very little cost, just some glue, some paint, some ribbon, and a few beads or other cheap or inexpensive embellishments. There are lots of great ideas for making your own wreathes from things you already have in your home.
For this Christmas wreath, I’m going to use the Berry Busy Ivy because it is beautiful in every way. It comes in a white and gold leafy bouquet and can be hung in your home as a beautiful outdoor accent. The great thing about this type of Ivy is that it’s very easy to care for. Just buy some liquid dish soap and spray the leaves with it, and they’ll be ready to go in no time.
Another great way to save money on your Christmas wreaths is to use those great affiliate links you can find on the site that sells them. If you look closely, those chic or shabby chic wreath makers are using affiliate links in their web pages. That means that whenever someone clicks on that affiliate link, not only do you get a discount on the wreath, but also on the shipping. Best of all, these affiliate links are in plain sight, so no one will ever think that there were any hidden charges. You can be sure that the people who run that website will always be giving you the lowest prices possible.
And then there’s the option of the thrift wreath makeover. If you’re like most people, you have plenty of old Christmas trees lying around at home. Why not clear them out and make a cheap wreath out of them? This works especially well if you have lots of branches on the tree already, since then the whole idea is to make something new out of it. When you hang it up outside, it will be a perfect and very inexpensive replacement for that same old plastic or wooden wreath that you’ve been using for years.
But if you have a home that’s just a bit too small for a big wreath, then you could consider a small homemade wreath instead. All you need is some floral wire, a circle that you fill with sand (not pine wood), and your favorite beads. Then all you need to do is thread that floral wire through the circle, making sure it’s snugly in place. You then tie that in with some ribbon and put it in the doorway. It’s a perfect substitution for a commercial thrift store wreath, and it’s so easy to make.
Or maybe you’d rather go for the classic, elegant, classic-style wreaths instead. This time, instead of going to the craft store, go to a chain stores like Wal-Mart or Target. These stores sell many different types of wreaths made from a variety of different kinds of flowers. Plus, their prices are much more reasonable, so that they make a fantastic chic wreath makeover gift for any woman who loves decorative arts.
For even more ideas, why not search online for “chic wreaths,” “quinceanera wreaths” or “fall wreaths”? You’ll be surprised at all of beautiful, creative and unique styles that are being offered. You may also find websites with hundreds of great ideas for those same flowers, only in a totally different color palette!