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Cheap to Chic: Thrift Store Wreath Makeover

I’ve noticed many people are jumping right into decorating for Christmas. In a year where we’re only looking for some cheer, I can completely understand. Today I’ll show you how to dress up a basic cheap wreath to make it look like an expensive one. From Cheap to Chic: A Thrift Store Wreath Makeover.

Cheap to Chic: 2 Minute Thrift Store MakeoverCheap to Chic: Thrift Store Wreath Makeover

Never pay a lot for your holiday wreaths, because today I’ll show you how to get an expensive look without a lot of money. First, you’ll want to score a cheap wreath. I bought this wreath at a thrift store and it had some pretty ugly berries on it (which I’ve already pulled off).

Where to Score Cheap Wreaths:

cheap fake pine wreath

  • Thrift or Consignment Store
  • Craig’s List or Facebook Marketplace
  • Clearance (look after the holidays)
  • Buy a Basic Wreath (this one is only $15)
  • Trash (you never know when you’ll find a wreath curbside!)


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You’re going to love how quick and how beautiful this cheap to chic wreath makeover is!

If you bought a thrift store wreath, go ahead and remove any tacky decorations you don’t like. You can always save them for another craft or just pitch them.

cheap pine wreath from thrift store

Pair with Another Wreath:

To get a lot of impact, pair your wreath with a smaller or larger wreath. I used a smaller boxwood wreath to fill in the center. The nice thing is it fit tightly inside my faux pine wreath. You may need to use floral wire to secure the wreaths together.

added boxwood wreath inside thrift store wreath

Add Real Greenery:

To hide the tacky fake wreath, add in real greenery. Head to the floral section of your grocery store and look for seeded eucalyptus. If they don’t have any, ask them to order some for you. This was the cheapest route (unless you have a friend or neighbor with a eucalyptus tree.)

Don’t want to leave home? Head outside and scour your yard. Look for a variety of greenery! Cut some pine, spruce, juniper, magnolia, rosemary, or holly branches.

add eucalyptus leaves to wreath

Hanging Your Wreath:

You can add a ribbon to hang your wreath from or create a loop using the floral wire. Hang your beautiful chic wreath on the door, over your fireplace, or anywhere you want some holiday cheer!

mantle decorated for Christmas with green wreath on cable reel

2 Minute Makeover for Your Cheap Wreath:

To show you how easy it is to transform your cheap thrift store wreath, watch my quick two-minute video.

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I hope you enjoyed this easy cheap to chic wreath transformation and you’ll never give an ugly Christmas wreath a disgusted look again.

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