There's nothing more fun than trying to create something out of what other people would consider junk. Am I right? It's easy to buy something pretty and new, but it requires a lot more creativity to make something pretty out of something old.
For this year's Fall wreath, I wanted to make something out of things I already had on hand or things I could salvage from outside. When we visited my aunt and uncle's farm last weekend, I found just the thing to jump start my project! An old, rusty jump rim was laying beside their field and it looked like the perfect base for a farmhouse wreath. Let me show you how I made this simple, salvaged farm junk wreath and make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see more amazing Fall wreath ideas from some of my blogging friends!
My aunt and uncle have a gorgeous piece of property here on the Alberta prairies. Last weekend, we took a walk through their field to look for old treasures.
When I saw this old jump rim hiding by a fence, I instantly thought it would make a fantastic wreath.
I cleaned it up a little with some steel wool and water.
Then, I searched around our property and in my craft room for things I could put on it. I found some damaged wheat in a nearby field, some old twigs, and some faux berries and green burlap ribbon in my craft room.
To make this wreath, I simply cut and glued the materials onto the old rim with a hot glue gun. I usually just cut things and fiddle with their placement before I glue everything on.
It's a simple wreath, but I really love it's minimalistic yet vintage look.
Plus, it would be really easy to switch up for a Christmas wreath. Just swap the wheat with some evergreen branches and voila!
The wreath inspired me to start making our porch a little cozier for Fall. This is a really old rocking chair that my mom let me keep here that belonged to my great grandpa. I dressed it up with my DIY plaid blanket scarf and a grain sack pillow.
These little wee faux pumpkins say, "Hello, Fall!"
Now have a look at these gorgeous Fall wreath ideas from my blogging friends!
The DIY Mommy // A Home To Grow Old In // Jennifer Priest
Up to Date Interiors // Hey Fitzy // Monica Wants It
Lura Lumsden // PMQ for two // Cottage in the Oaks
Our Crafty Mom // Nourish and Nestle // Twelve on Main
Architecture Of A Mom // Three Mint Balloons // AttaGirlSays
Christina...I love that you found that old rim and made a wreath out of it. I'm a firm believer in kismet and it was surely kismet that you found it on your 'rideabout' the other day.
And I think the minimalist look of it is just perfect...and it's a great size too! All around a win!
Have a fantastic day!
Love the upcycle!!! It looks beautiful!
Love how you took found items and things you already had at home. Great fall wreath!
Simply beautiful! What a wonderful use of the old rim, I love it.
SO creative Christina! LOVE it!
I love the story of how you found the ring. That makes it so much more special! Your wreath turned out beautifully! It's a perfect fall wreath!
I love the way you incorporated the old rim into your beautiful fall wreath. I just learned that wheat is a sign of welcome much like the pineapple. What a great way to welcome your guests into your home. Your entire porch looks delightful for fall!
How love how fresh and modern this wreath looks with a salvaged rim! The hello on the door and your entire front porch is darling.
Such a great wreath! When i saw this rim on your instagram, I wondered what you were going to make! Love the way this turned out 🙂
Love the new wreath and fall porch decor!
So so so pretty! I need one of these on my door! You whole porch is fantastic.
This is a really cool idea - as upcycling always will be.
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