I kind of love my giant peace sign wreath! And it only cost me about $15 and one hour to make. My peace sign is huge, but this could easily be done a smaller scale. I wish I could say Andy thought it was as cool as I do, but he thinks this is where a giant TV should live. What do you think? TV or giant peace wreath?
This is seriously such an easy DIY project, y’all! Here’s what you need:
- 36 in’ wreath (Found mine at a thrift store for $10.)
- Sticks (We have a ton of Nandina in our yard, and those sticks work perfectly!)
- Grapevine wire (Bought at Hobby Lobby with half price coupon for $1.75)
Here is the fancy thrift store wreath I started with:
First, de- flower the wreath. I found it easiest to use wire cutters and cut the flowers off. Then, un-ravel the old wire from the wreath and admire your beautiful flowers!
Next, I went on a little stick hunt in my backyard. I used 3 long ones for the middle and 4 on each side of the peace sign, for a total of 11 sticks.
I used twine to fix up the wreath and tie in the sticks.
Here is a close up of how I tied the middle of the peace sign together. Nothing fancy really.
Then, I realized that the twine was ugly and I needed to camouflage it. I thought about spray painting the entire wreath, but then I decided to take a little trip to Hobby Lobby just to check out the wreath section and see what they had. Behold grapevine wire!
Here’s a close up of my new and improved everyday mantle! And the wreath got a little pizzaz for Christmas last year
And one more just for fun:
My peace wreath cost me about $15 bucks to make, and I love it! I even spruce it up with lights and Chrsitmas cards at Christmas time! Are you a wreath maker?