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?
Comments & Reviews
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
HA! I’ve heard talk of a TV over the mantle too… definitely a guy thing! You’re wreath is awesome. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂
Life With Lorelai
I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted! I always love your creations, thanks for sharing this with us at our party! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, we love seeing what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls
Kristina & Millie says
Oh yeah peace man! love the peace wreath and will have to make my own. I think i will add a few flowers though as well. Such a great fireplace! Thanks for sharing the tute with us!
Super cute. Way better than a tv.
Oh the world needs peace! Great wreath! I am so not a wreath maker – but I want to be!
I love it! What a great makeover for a thrift store find. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.
It must be a guy thing! They want those big tv’s front and center! This is so much better! And it’s a great improvement on the original wreath!
LOVE IT! As someone who doesn’t own a TV (much to her boyfriend’s horror), I support ya!!
Jamie Dorobek says
haha! TV is so overrated! High five to no TV’s in the living room!