Pinwheel Wreath; dollar store style

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Ladies and Gents, be prepared to be shocked.

I made another Dollar Store Wreath. {I have a thing for wreaths.}

Yup. I did. And this time it’s a Pinwheel Wreath for the Spring and Summer! Yippie!

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Are those pinwheels not just the most freaking cute thing you’ve ever seen?

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I found these Pinwheels at the Dollar Tree. They were just so mini and adorable that I just had to create a project to use them for.

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After a little more browsing, brain-racking, and scheming I finally came up with a great wreath idea.

On that same trip I also purchased some floral grass and a small wreath form.

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I promptly pulled all the grass off the stems…

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And then I dug through my scraps and wrapped the wreath in some burlap. You can wrap the wreath in pretty much whatever you want. You are just creating a flat surface for your fixin’s to glue onto.

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First things first, you have to attach the grass to the wreath.

To do so, take each sprig of grass and pull the floral tape off it.

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Now flatten each sprig in between your fingers. From here, just add hot glue (carefully!) to it, then attach it to the wreath.

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Not hard at all, it just takes patience.

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Now, in a spiral motion, work your way around the wreath gluing all the grass on.

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I’ve created a video to help explain the grass and gluing technique. Enjoy!

Once all the grass was attached, I simply popped the pinwheels off their stems and hot glued them to the front of the wreath.

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I love how bright and cheerful the pinwheels are.

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And I really love that they look like they are floating in a field of tall grass.

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When the wind blows the grass sways and the pinwheels spin. It is so fun to watch!

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There you have it, my friends; an inexpensive easy way to make your own fun Spring/Summer wreath!

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Cost breakdown:
3 packs pinwheels: $3
1 wreath form: $1
4 grass stems: $4
burlap: free
TOTAL COST: $8!

Eight Bucks for an adorable fun summer wreath. Can’t beat that!

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If you decide to make one, I’d LOVE to see it!

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Comments

  1. So dang cute! I love the mini pinwheels!! I am grabbing my purse and headin’ down to dollar tree NOW!! Thanks so much for sharing:)
    I {heart} your blog uber much!!

  2. Love it Allison. The pinwheels are adorable period, BUT using that grass was just fantastic. It gives it such much drama, and I can so see it blowing in the wind, he he.

    I’ve added this to my pinterest board, can’t wait to try it.

    Hugs, Bella :)

  3. So cute Allison! What a great idea using the grass and I love the little pinwheels.

  4. Holy Pinwheels Batman!!! That is the most adorable thing I have seen in a long time. That brightened my day and made me giggle. So whimsical!!

  5. Pinwheels…now why didn’t I think of that? Really fun and bright for summer and the pinwheels are like flowers. Great job!

  6. This is amazing! I also thought luah(did I spell that right) hawaiin fun when I first saw it. I love wreaths too, obsessed even haha. So many thumbs up for you.

  7. Kaaa-ute!!!! So fun too!!
    Thanks for the tutorial
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  8. Ok, I am seriously in love with this project! I love me the Dollar Tree so this is right up my alley. Love your blog…:)

    Kari

  9. ANOTHER VIDEO!!! YAY :-) Your videos make my day. This wreath is so cute. I am going to go to the dollar store today and get the stuff to make one! Yippee!

  10. Nadine in Nevada says:

    Whoooo Hooooo – this is beautiful!!!! Good thing the Dollar Store is just down the road a bit. I see a trip in the very near future.

  11. AHHHHH!!! I love it!! LOVE!!! I hope you wont mind but I am TOTALLY coping this!!! :)

  12. Okay, now THAT is super cute. Excellent tutorial!

    (Here from Two Hour Blogger. And your subscribe box is fabulous – he’d be proud!!)

    -Lauren

  13. clever!! never woulda thought of that. I need to be more crafty ;p

  14. Cute! I love the pinwheels! They’re so bright and cheery – perfect for Spring/Summer! I would totally be with you on the I’m-obsessed-with-making-dollar-store-wreaths bandwagon if my metal door didn’t melt mine, hahaha! :)

    ~Chelsea

  15. love the wreath so playful and colorful the whole neighbor hood would love it around here
    KAT

  16. So bright, cheerful — it makes me happy and I’m sure will make everyone smile when they come to your door!

  17. This may be a silly question, but what did you use to hang that oh-so-dang cute wreath on your door?

  18. It’s so cute and festive! Dare I say..”party at your house!!”

  19. Oh darn! I kept looking at these at the Dollar Tree and just knew they had potential! But just couldn’t think of what I would do with them Well – you certainly did. I love your wreath!

  20. LOVE it! That is so cute!

  21. colleen babiak says:

    ugly ? looks awful total dollastore !

  22. total Dollar Store! I love it. I love that you GOT your stuff at the DOLLAR Store. Makes it easy for those who want to make it be able to afford it. And those who dont like it. OH well, not everyone is going to like every ones crafts. I see a lot of stuff thats not for me but it doesn’t mean that I will write something RUDE on their blog. Its not for me oh well others will like it. And good for them to take the time to show there stuff. Keep up the cute CHEAP stuff

  23. That is the cutiest wreath I have seen all spring. I am going to have to go to the dollar store tomorrow to see if I can get all these supplies to make one. TOO Cute!!

  24. How clever! I have tons of that artificial bear grass, I didn’t know what to do with them. Thanks for such a great idea to “open it up” and put around the wreath!!!
    Also…happy birthday! You are so talented and have so many ideas! Thanks for inspiring people like me.

  25. TOTAL Dollarstore. On a post that says Dollar Store style…. How dare you!! Happy belated birthday, btw. I read your blog all the time but this is my first time ever commenting…. This wreath is not my style, so I won’t be making it, but I have already been inspired by so many of your projects!

  26. I think this would look adorable on my kids playhouse door. Thanks!

  27. Ummm, Colleen, did your mother not teach you manners? If you can’t say something nice, DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL! Geez.

  28. Sheese! The nerve of some people. Think before you speak, or this instance…comment. “Ugly thoughts make Ugly people”…I happen to think this project is cute! I could have totally used this idea when I threw a surprise Luau party for my husband. Thanks for sharing Alison.

  29. Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party! :-)

  30. I think this wreath is so neat! I’m going to try it but I think instead of pinwheel’s I’m going to try luau leis or flowers.

    I also saw your FB comment about negative comments (I’m a follower of course)….and I’d love to have your “ugly dollar store wreath” at my DIY Thrifty Thursday link party at http://www.thrifty101.blogspot.com. :) Some people….right? lol
    ~Michelle

  31. CUTE! I’m a girl who LOVES a wreath, so of course I’m in love with yours!

  32. This is so cute! I love that you got everything from the dollar store. I’m going to have to try that technique with the burlap and grass. Thank for the inspiration!

  33. Hi!! I know your blog today, its very creative. I like so much….
    I go on around here a litle bit more ;D
    Kisses from Madrid

  34. Now this is truly creative — and your resourcefulness is impressive. I know that I would enjoy seeing this if I were a visitor to your doorstep. Really fun!

  35. I LOVE pinwheels! this is so darn cute! I’m “catching” your for Thursday’s party.
    gail

  36. Wow! Some people are just rude. I love the wreath. Thanks for linking to my party. I hope you’ll join again next week.

  37. I love this project, really cute. I featured it on my blog: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/06/gallery-of-featured-crafters-3-with.html

    Feel free to grab my Featured Button.

  38. Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday! I featured your fun wreath on this week’s party!
    http://thrifty101.blogspot.com/2011/06/diy-thrifty-thursday-19.html Hope to see you back again soon! :)

    ~Michelle
    http://www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

  39. WOW I so love your wreath. Think I am going to make one for my mom’s craft cottage door. TFS

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