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Before & After Wreath:
Dressed up for the holidays

by | Dec 4, 2010 | Christmas, Christmas Decorating, Seasonal Decorating & Entertaining

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Before & After Wreath: <br>Dressed up for the holidays

I love to reuse what I have.

I am trying to be as frugal as I can be.

Here is what this wreath looked like before (sorry for the pathetic photo).

Before & After Wreath: <br>Dressed up for the holidays

I put it out in the garage a year ago and forgot about it. I have had this apple wreath for years and years and while it is cute, I was getting tired of it.

This year it got a little holiday makeover with some green Christmas balls and a touch of coastal as an accent, just for fun. So easy, just pulled the apples out and stuck in the ornaments. Would I ever do anything if it was complicated? I think not.

After Christmas I’ll pull the green ornaments out and voila, the wreath will be de-holiday-fied.

Yes, for those of you who are observant, I have already moved my plate I showed you yesterday. Nothing stays the same around here for long.

Are you getting tired of seeing that one little corner of my dining room? Ha! Yeah. I took new photos showing off my paint from other angles and I’ll post ’em soon, I promise.

Oh, I also revamped another wreath for over my mantel, I’ll show you that too!

Linked up to Thrifty Decor Chicks‘ before and after party!

Happy holly-day!


  1. Pam

    I love your wreath with the green ornaments on it! Looks great there! Funny how we get stuck in one place in the house. I’ve just finished a bedskirt for my daughter’s room & if I post about it tomorrow, that will be the 3rd post for her room in little over a week! Hmmm, now if I could only get a headboard made for her! I love seeing whatever corner of your house you show us!

    • Melissa

      It is funny, I tend to work on one corner for awhile and then I move on when I like it well enough :-)

  2. Maya

    One starfish is all you need to give a beautiful simple green wreath that bit of an extra!! I’m all into green wreaths this year. Love yours!!

  3. Franki Parde

    More emblishment is….more! Nice! franki

  4. Barbara (WA)

    The FIRST thing I thought was “isn’t that where the plate was?” Haha! But the wreath is beautiful and I don’t mind seeing any corner more than once.

  5. Shelia

    Hi Melissa! Oh, you did a wonderful job redoing your wreath.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Marigold

    I love wreaths – especially over mantles. I have a huge mirror over my mantle for so long now, perhaps it’s add a wreath! wonderful and inspiring photos Melissa!!

  7. Vee

    The first thing I noticed was that you moved the plate… What you did with your wreath is very nice and fresh and must make you love it all over again. Such a big punch for such a simple thing.

  8. SimplyLKJ

    I love that you repurposed something you already have. I am really trying to do that this year as well, rather than spending on all new.

  9. Layla

    VERY pretty wreath Melissa!
    Love those leaves!


  10. Darcy

    I can hardly believe it’s the same wreath. What a makeover!

    Did you use a glue gun? I so need to get me one of those.


    • Melissa

      Nope. A glue gun is too much trouble. I just weave the little sticks from the wreath around the hanger on the ornament!

  11. Amber

    Very nice! I like that color green on those ornaments. My new favorite green for Christmas, much better than crayon green. =)

  12. Sarah

    Frugal AND festive! I love it! I just received several ornaments from a party I went to…and now I am eyeing my same old wreath, thinking that just maybe I can dress that tired thing up.

  13. Heidi

    Love the limey-green ornaments.

    Do not love the “the Thread” ad. Totally fine with sponsorship, but this one shouts at me about my jeans when I accidentally scroll over it…ugh, very annoying on an otherwise fun and inspiring blog.

  14. Melissa Newell

    Melissa, I love how you use things (like that easel from the Dayspring memo board) in different ways. Such a great idea with the wreath. I am like you in that I work on a corner for a while until I love it and then I move on…

  15. Tracey

    Adorable and DONE!
    I picked the candy corn off my foam wreath form and I think I’ll cover it with miniature candy canes for a redo.

  16. Alice Adams

    I loved when you used the wreath for every season by just changing a few things on it. One of my favorite memories is having all my family at the house and we all form a circle and have the blessing before we eat our meal. I always feel so connected to these people and very blessed to have them as my family. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  17. Amy

    Wow what a great job on re-vamping your wreath! It looks beautiful!



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