This summer I stumbled upon these old wagon “walls”. I guess that is what you would call them.
They are wood and had just the right patina on them. I practically jumped into the bin when I found them at the thrift store. I am always amazed at what people will donate to their local thrift stores. I am also always thankful.
This was one of those days!
I snatched them up and paid a whopping $5.00 for them!
I know some people would say I was crazy to pay anything for them, but I had a big picture in mind for these babies!
I knew they would make something wonderful for Christmas. I wasn’t sure what, but I was thinking card display when I first found them.
When I started decorating this year for Christmas I decided that they would become a wreath.
So I did what all crafters do. I sat and looked at them, and looked and looked.
I had nothing coming to my mind! YIKES.
Finally one afternoon it hit me….
Chalkboard, greenery and of course FAKE SNOW.
I live in the south and we really don’t get a lot of snow around here. When we do the entire city shuts down.
I wanted a little of the white stuff where I could appreciate it, on my wreath!
I started with the snow in the can. I love this stuff. I buy it cheap at the end of the year.
I bought this can for .35.
I tied the four sections together with twine and then I had my husband screw my chalkboard into the middle. It really helped stabilize the entire wreath.
I really was short on time and patience at this point.
I didn’t want to write out my own chalkboard saying.
I found some great printables on www.theshabbycreekcottage.com
What a life saver.
I loved them all, but I chose the
“Baby it’s cold outside”
I thought it was perfect for my front porch junkin’ wreath.
I simple printed it out and taped it onto my chalkboard.
Then I went hunting in my yard for greenery to put on the wreath.
I am lucky to have some mature evergreen trees.
I used crafting wire to attach them together and to the base of my wreath.
The bow is made from upholstery strap material. We all love this stuff…..79 a yard at
Joann Fabrics. LOVE!
I glued on a couple of cheap Dollar Store snowflakes that I had already sprayed with snow.
Added the bow and ties on…
One AWESOME junkin’ wreath.
I think it is very original, festive and so ME!
I hope you enjoy!
Merry Junkin’ Christmas!