$10 Wisteria Knock-Off Wreath

Okay, so I really wanted some new wreaths this year, but they are not in the budget, so I made some with what I have--see my Vintage Ornament Tinsel Wreath here.  It was featured on Tea Rose Home!

I saw a fabulous French wreath in Wisteria for $179.00 and really wanted it. See it below:

I knew that wasn't going to happen, so I tried to figure how I could make one. While sitting at my desk, I have a straight shot view into the living room and had the above cherub staring at me (see it on my mantel here). Don't worry, I've replaced the cherub with something even more spectacular--can you say ANTIQUE FRENCH ALTAR CANDELABRAS!?! Shut up! Yes--thanks to some finagling on my part and help from Jody at The Petite Market on Etsy, I was able to add a pair of these to my collection:

Photo courtesy of The Petite Market

Photo courtesy of The Petite Market
Needless to say, I will post on these very soon!

Above is my take on Wisteria's wreath, below is the original wreath from Wisteria's catalog: 

Photo courtesy of Wisteria

Photo courtesy of Wisteria
Photo courtesy of Wisteria

Photo courtesy of Wisteria

Again, here is my take:

The angel is a little different....so. It still has that antique French look to it!

I took an old ugly plastic green wreath and got a realistic garland from Michael's on Thanksgiving evening--it was on sale for 50% off, and I had a coupon for an additional 30% off, so I was doing good!

I cut the garland into lengths about 10 inches long and wired them into the ugly green wreath, fluffing and arranging the branches as I went around.

So for about $10 (for the garland, I had the wreath form and Cherub already--he was a dollar at an estate sale) I was able to create a pretty close knock-off to the wreath I wanted! I've got more to share! Look for my cloche vignette post in a day or so! Plus I've been doing some baking, too! More on that soon!
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