Sunday, December 12, 2010

Icy blue wreath on a budget

I am a self-proclaimed bargain shopper. I never like to spend full price on anything. Not sure where I got my "cheapness", but I am glad I did! Thrifty is probably a better word than cheap. And just think of all the money I save by being that way. See this beautiful wreath that I just made? It cost me less than $8 to make and I love it! Here is the original wreath that I bought at Michael's a few days after Christmas last year. It was marked down to $5.99 and then I got an additional 40% off. So it cost me less than $4 for the wreath, ribbon included. The ribbon is the reason I bought it. It hung in my laundry room all year, waiting to be taken out and decorated.
I was at the Dollar Tree the other day and spied these super cute blue ornaments. The color is so pretty and I thought they would match close enough with the ribbon that they would work. I got 5 in a tube for $1. Then I found some snowflakes at Target, they were 2 for $1. And the silver picks behind the bow are from Michael's. They were originally $.99 but were half off when I bought them.
Isn't it amazing how well all the blues match? They are from 3 different stores and look so identical to each other. Such a pretty, icy blue color!
If you want to get all technical about it, I spent $7.42 on this wreath and that includes tax!
I hung it in side my big white frame in the dining room above the table and it looks perfect there. Some silver tinsel adds just the right touch of whimsy. I am loving my new wreath and I am loving the price I paid for it! Things always seem more beautiful if you don't have to spend a ton of money...don't you think??


ShabbyESP said...

I love the color of blue that you have found for your wreath!!! I have been wanting to decorate in that shade of blue. How lucky for you shopping 3 different stores and they all match!

Happy Holidays to you and your family!


Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Hi Trisha, gorgeous wreath! You did great with matching the colors and I have got to say, you have me wanting to do blue and silver colors next year!


lila Braga said...

Hi Trisha, gorgeous wreaths I specially love the last combination! lovely!!!

GwendolynKay said...

You did a beautiful job on the wreath. You are not cheap my dear, you are smart!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

It's beautiful. I agree that cheap makes it all the more lovely!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous !!!!
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Cindy Adkins said...

Awww, Trisha, this is so beautiful it looks like it was made from a magical Christmas fairy!!!

And I love your story about Rudolph--how precious. AND, congratulations on winning the contest at Frenchy's!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This turned out really pretty, Trisha~ love the colors!

Vicki said...

This turned out great. I just love the colors. Congrats on winning the contest at Frenchy's!