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Sunday, May 31, 2015


Simple Summer Wreaths-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Faux flowers are so expensive. I never pay full price for them. I'm just too cheap thrifty to do that.  

Simple Summer Wreaths-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I went to the faux flower sale at Hobby Lobby and purchased one stem of this trailing greenery. I cut it in half and wired half of it to each side of the wreath to put on our front door.

Simple Summer Wreaths-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
I found a big plaid paper daisy on sale at Trees and Trends (normally $25, but I got it for $3.00) and used it instead of a bow. I assume the markdown on the daisy was because it was sort of crumpled, but I was able to bend and shape the petals to make it look a little better.

Simple Summer Wreaths-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

At the Hobby Lobby sale, I found eight stems of faux Lavender. I wired two stems to each side of two wreaths to hang on our back doors.

Simple Summer Wreaths-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

A simple burlap bow completes each wreath. I already had all three of these wreaths, so, for very little money, I have three wreaths for our doors.

Simple Summer Wreaths-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Of course, none of the faux flowers compare to the beauty of God's creations.

It is still raining here in Arkansas. I had to open the front door to take pictures of that wreath from inside the house. I know there will be a day when we'll be begging for rain, so I'm trying to not complain, but I would like to be able to get outside and do some work in the flower beds. I know some places have had even more rain than us, and I am thankful we don't have a lot of flooding. I'm just ready for some sunshine-filled days. Is it raining where you live?
Thank you for coming to visit me.



Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Gorgeous wreaths Laurie! I am going to send you some sunshine from here, since it finally stopped raining!

Unknown said...

Such a pretty wreath! Love the lavender! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty wreaths!
I would send you some sunshine from here, but none to spare again today. At lease it is not raining today - so far.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

At least - not at lease. Knew I should have made coffee this morning.

ANNE said...

Great wreaths Laurie! My fave is the first one.

Happy Monday!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it's June already?


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

They are both pretty. I really love that green bow. xoxo Su

Ginger said...

I love your wreaths. We are already over 100 here in Las Vegas

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie, I really love your wreaths. My Mom wants something simple like this and so thank you for the inpsiration! I'll have to find some faux flowers on sale for sure!


bj said...

Your wreaths are lovely...I need to do a small one for my dining room.
We have FINALLY got sunshine...more rain later in the week in the Texas forecast...
Like you, I'm afraid to complain of too much rain..we'll go all summer long without any more, probably. Just so sorry for all the flooding.

Celestina Marie said...

Just beautiful Laurie, Love a simply wreath. All your wreaths are lovely and the lavender is gorgeous!
Happy June, CM