I hardly ever buy decorations but rather choose to make them myself. Just before the 4TH of July, I decided I wanted a green wreath as a backdrop to the red geraniums I placed on my front porch. I'd never made one before and decided to look online to see what was available. I was really busy and had no supplies at home to make one so I took the easy, though expensive, way out and ordered this one. I was less than thrilled when it showed up. It's okay, but for almost 150.00, I expected a lot more. When my daughter saw it, she decided she wanted one for her door. No way was I ordering another. I decided to amortize my investment in the first wreath by chalking it up as a wreath making lesson that will save me lots of money in the future. I went to craft stores yesterday and bought 70% off greenery, stopped at a thrift store and bought an old funky wreath for 1.00, ripped off the old flowers and plugged in my glue gun.
For about 10.00, I made her this one.
It's hard to tell from these pics but the one I made is bigger, heavier and so much better made. Lesson learned. I should always try to make it first on my own. I am going back to the thrift and craft stores today to buy more sale stuff and then I will make wreathes for all of my friends. Amortization is a good thing.