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Whimsical Wreath

Image courtesy of Lindsay / Makelyhome.com

Image courtesy of Lindsay / Makelyhome.com

Don't panic: Yes, the holidays are over, and no, this wreath isn't wintry in the slightest.

This beautiful project comes from the creative pages of the DIY home decor blog, Living with Lindsay. She was inspired to make her own, thrifty wreath design after seeing similar wreaths priced at $40 a pop at a city-wide garage sale.

"The vendor told me that she made them sitting in front of the television," she writes. "That’s my kind of crafting." That's our kind of crafting, too!

For a change on the project, Lindsay recommends trying magazines or sheet music as well, which would look equally enchanting. Like the project above, simple items like a glue gun, foam wreath ring and a bit of a craft paint make this project a snap.

Check out Lindsay's tutorial, which has both written and a video tutorial.

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