One Fall Wreath – Revived For Three Different Looks

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Anybody have a fall wreath that they’re tired of?  Maybe you aren’t really tired of it – maybe it’s just looking a little sad and faded.  That’s exactly the situation I’ve been finding myself in every fall for the last few years.

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I think that I’ve had this pumpkin wreath for about ten years.  For several years I’ve been telling myself that ‘this year’ will be its last.  But then fall rolls back around again and guess what?  Out would come that same old sad, faded wreath.

When I pulled the wreath out for one more appearance in 2011, the pumpkins were faded from several years of sun and weather.  My remedy that year was to use my acrylic paints to give all of the pumpkins a face-lift.  After painting the pumpkins and fluffing the leaves and berries, it actually looked pretty presentable.

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Out my pumpkin wreath came again when I decorated my front porch for fall in 2012.

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That year, I decided to try adding some gorgeous faux sunflowers and pieces of green and orange burlap ribbon.  I really liked it and felt like I had splurged on a new wreath.

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Now here we are in 2013.  I have different plans for the front door at my house this year, but I did want to use my much loved pumpkin wreath one more time.  Out came the acrylic paint again, more burlap ribbon – this time with blue stripes, and some starfish tucked in here and there.

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Maybe you can figure out where I used it.  🙂  This is just a little sneaky peek of things to come.

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The moral of the story?  Don’t be too quick to throw out a wreath that you’ve had hanging around (pun intended!) and are tired of.  I was able to revive my wreath for just pennies and get several more years of use out of it.

Who knows where it will wind up next year!

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  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the addition of the blue here…Great job

  2. very clever…but don’t send it packing this year either, you can always paint the whole shabang creamy white and it will look like you got it at pottery barn 😉

  3. Oh my goodness Suzy! What a difference! Thanks so much for this post. I have an old wreath and now I know what to do with it. Your upcycled wreath is so so pretty! LOVE the porch too!

  4. What a clever girl you are! It looks sooooo different each year. I do a little re fluffing myself but not a lovely as these. I am betting the wreath is going to the beach condo this year. No!

  5. oh suzy, just love how you brought that wreath back to life with the blue and star fish. most people would have chucked it before they saw you post….but not now.

  6. Hey there, I hopped over from Southern Savvy Style’s link up! That’s a great idea for getting the most out of your money! It really is like getting a new wreath each year!

  7. Well done, Suzy! Love that you have redone this several times – great example of “use what you have.” Catherine

  8. Love Love the blue & beach accents in your wreath…it just pops! Fabulous!

  9. Oh my! I’ve got an old, much used fall wreath just like yours. I would have never thought to paint my pumpkins and add colorful ribbons!

    Thanks so much for the inspirations! I’ve off to check out all your other front porch decorations!


  10. Very cute Suzy! Going to the beach is my guess!! I love the way you have refreshed and changed it every year, it looks bright and fresh!

  11. I recently refreshed my rather tired grapevine fall wreath. Some of the artificial fruit had fallen off over the years. This year I have a bumper crop of hydrangea blossoms. I just poked five or six big mop head hydrangeas at somewhat random spots around the wreath. It looks fantastic now. I carried on using hydrangeas in all my fall arrangements to tie them together.

    Yes, old wreaths can be restored to original glory or refreshed in completely new ways. Love your use of ribbons.

  12. I repurpose my wreaths also. I just add new things and take out the old stuff. Your wreath looks great three different ways. Thanks.

  13. Great idea Suzy, as a matter of fact I just finished doing that to my outdoor wreath for this year. Pretty transformation.


  14. Michelle in Minnesota says:

    I love that you could make a few simple changes and reuse the same fall wreath. I have lots of holiday décor you just gave me great ideas to try with all my old favorites. I wanted something new but still liked half of what I actually already have. GREAT TIP!!!

  15. Vicki Hornsby says:

    Very coastal looking! I love the starfish that you added

  16. Laurie Orlando says:

    Love the pops of blue and the way you tied your wreath in with a beachy theme!

  17. Nancy Carroll says:

    You have a way with repurposing florals! Great job!!

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