Ah, Joanna Gaines, you amazing visionary. One of my favorite guilty pleasures is staying up late with a glass of wine watching Fixer Upper, if I could I would shiplap everything in my house! It’s a bit of an obsession, I’m trying to talk my husband into concrete countertops but I’m not sure he’s convinced that we NEED them (insert sad face). I’ve noticed that since the show started that the interest for the farmhouse trend has skyrocketed, its everywhere! Unfortunately, due to it’s rise in popularity it seems that farmhouse decor can become very pricey if you are not careful. I have gotten carried away in Pier 1 Imports a few times and spent soo much on like one or two items! I’m not going to lie but my budget allows for maybe two purchases a year from Pier 1 and the rest of the time it has to be clearance, from the Dollar Tree, or made with items on sale or something on that scale.
Yesterday, while picking up a few items from Target I spotted a little greenery wreath in the dollar spot. It got me thinking of the various uses that it entailed so I grabbed two. One wreath is serving as a candle holder for my Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin candle and the other still had me wondering what I could do with it. This morning after dropping my daughter off at school, I decided to wander around Walmart’s craft section for a bit. To my amazement, I saw a simple white window-like frame that would go great with my little wreath! Towards the top of the aisle, I spotted a wood chip sign that said “family” and I knew would fit the wreath as well.
I grabbed both items, a bottle of paint and I headed for check-out! Woo, craft day!
For this project you will need:
- White wood window piece or whatever color you can find- Walmart $12.97
- Woodchip carving in any saying- Walmart $1.97 (these can also be found at craft stores)
- Boxwood Wreath- Target $3 (dollar spot)
- Paint or Spraypaint- Paint $1.97 Walmart ( I had the silver spray paint already)
- Hot Glue Gun (not pictured)
First, warm up the hot glue gun and clip the tags off the items
Next, Paint or spray paint the woodchip phrase. This part was a pain because I did not select the right color luckily I had a bottle of metallic spray paint which was easier to use and better looking than the paint I was originally using.
While the paint dries, glue the wreath to the middle of the window piece.
Once the paint is dry simply, glue to the middle of the wreath.
This project is super simple and costs less than $20 to make, if you have to buy spray paint then the project should come out to be about $23. Farmhouse style is a beautiful trend, don’t ever be discouraged if you find that some of the items are not within your budget. All it takes is a smidge of creativity and hot glue to beautify and bring some charm into your home. My favorite pieces of decor are the ones that I had to DIY because it adds my personal touch to my home.
I am so in love with how it turned out and the farmhouse charm that it brings into my home. I am going to have to make another to give to a really great friend of mine who also needs some farmhouse in her life. I hope you enjoyed my super simple, cost effective tutorial!