Hey guys! Not only is this probably the easiest makeover I have ever done, it also is my very first Christmas post for this year, yippee!! I can’t wait to tell you all about this “Thrift Store Stained Glass Wreath Makeover”, but first I want to remind you to visit my “Thrifty Style Team” friends at the end of this post because they have each put together something thrifty for us today.
When I was growing up, my Aunt Phyllis had a big window in her kitchen where she would hang her “sun catchers” or stained glass collection. I was absolutely fascinated by it. She also had a big cuckoo clock I would wait to hear “coo-coo” and a bell collection, but I better save that for another time 😆 . Now-a-days I have a French door leading out to our deck where I hang my very small collection of sun catchers. I’m kind of hoping to grow that collection, but it’s not usually something you buy for yourself, ya know?
So, when I walked into the thrift store and saw this rather large Christmas holly wreath stained glass beauty I just couldn’t wait to see how much they wanted.
I was shocked at the price.
$3.99 seemed really low since it was in such perfect condition, and very large. Heck if I was to find one of these at a gift shop I know it would run around $30.00, or more. I actually looked it up on-line and this used one was $27.00.
So, I put it around my neck and walked around the store looking like I had a really big necklace on. I’m just to that age now where I just don’t care you guys. My kids were laughing, but they are use to it.
The only thing is though…I think that stainless steel chain ruins it. I guess it’s okay to hang it in a window, but I was thinking something softer would compliment the glass so much better. After I cleaned the glass a little, I removed the chain and bent back the 2 little hooks that the chain was attached to. They can easily be bent back if needed later.
Then I simply added a really wide red bow and leaned it on our kitchen window sill. It looks so pretty there I will probably keep it there through the holidays.
Then I realized that this little green glass bowl that is also from the thrift store matches it perfectly. I use that bowl for my sponge, but I didn’t think you wanted to see my sponge .
Something so affordable and unexpected turned into something I really love. I even tried it on our front door and it looked gorgeous there, too. Whom ever got rid of this gorgeous sun catcher wreath really made a huge mistake. I wonder who made it???
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