Today, we’re sharing how to repurpose an old Fall wreath! This is one of those posts that is so simple, I almost didn’t share it. Nevertheless, I know we’re all looking for quick no-fuss projects that are easy on the budget and can also help us extend the life of our seasonal decorations.
I may have shared with you before our attic is very small, so we don’t actually have a lot of Fall decorations. It’s mostly key pieces we’re able to mix and match each year with a couple of fresh new buys thrown in for good measure.
I was going through our old boxes of Fall decorations the other day trying to gather seasonal decorating inspiration when I found a wreath I hadn’t seen in years.
I’m sure at one time we made this fabric leaf wreath work, but after years of being in the attic the leaves were starting to fade and some of the Styrofoam berries were falling apart. The grapevine base of the wreath was still in good shape though. So, I hatched a plan to find a way to repurpose the old Fall wreath into something that would better suite our current decorating style.
Here’s a look at all the details…
How to Repurpose an Old Wreath Supplies:
- Old Wreath
- Spray Paint (use the color of your choice)
- Proper Safety Protection Gear
How to Repurpose an Old Wreath Steps:
Using caution, care and proper safety protection gear lay down a tarp in a well-ventilated area. Then place your old Fall wreath on top. In my opinion, it is much easier to spray the back of the wreath first. Spray even coats of spray paint in the color of your choice.
We chose Krylon’s Modern White Spray Paint which you can find at Hobby Lobby. Don’t forget to use your store coupon if it’s not on sale.
Also, you might have to fluff the leaves up a bit, so you can spray underneath and in between them for good coverage.
Once your wreath is completely dry (don’t rush this step), flip the wreath back over and spray paint the front of the wreath.
Again, you’ll want to make sure you’re spraying even coats of spray paint allowing for plenty of dry time in between coats. If you’re repurposing an old Fall wreath like this one that has fabric leaves be aware the fabric will soak up the spray paint, so your wreath will probably need more than one coat.
After your repurposed Fall wreath has been completely spray painted and you have the desired amount of coverage, set aside and allow to dry completely. We painted our wreath just to the point where a bit of blush tones would still show through the leaves underneath.
Also, we left our wreath in a covered area on our porch for several hours before we brought it inside. Depending on how many coats you have on your wreath, the smell can be offensive, so just a heads up.
Hang and enjoy!
I borrowed this wreath stand from my Mom, but you could just as easily hang this wreath from a pretty ribbon and hang it on the front door or even in the center of a vintage picture frame.
I know sometimes it can be scary to spray paint pieces like this because it might be hard to envision how the old wreath will look once it’s been repurposed.
That being said, you won’t truly know if you like it until you try it. And if you’re already storing a wreath that you know is no longer your style, what do you have to lose?
This repurposed Fall wreath is so neutral we can use it anywhere in our home and throughout the Fall season too. The most time-consuming part of the entire project was waiting on each coat to dry.
The exciting part is that it finally feels like this old Fall wreath has a new life for very little investment.
Let us know if you guys decide to repurpose one of your old Fall wreaths too!
For more DIY Fall Craft Ideas check out how we created DIY Heirloom Pumpkins here and how we used some of those same pumpkins to create a quick and easy heirloom pumpkin centerpiece here. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.