Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Altered Holiday

It's been almost a week since I posted anything that's had a color makeover.
I think it's about time for a seasonal decoration that involves spray paint!

You can buy these cute little 3 inch wreaths
at the dollar store.
They have a few styles to choose from.
The only catch is that they're all for a certain holiday that's months away and that I'm just not ready to decorate for quite yet.
I am ready to decorate for fall, and
I'm gathering things to decorate for Halloween.

So what's a girl to do?
Well....get out the spray paint of course!

Painted brown
those little candle wreaths look perfect
with my fall decorations.

Painted black
they're just spooky enough for Halloween.

Don't you just love a craft that's cheap and quick
and easy and looks great too?

48 comments:

deepfriedapplepies said...

Oh I love this idea!!! I'm off to run errands, and I think a trip to the dollar store is in the cards... I wonder if they keep track of how many times I come in each week??

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Oh my, I love this idea! I'm gonna have to make a little trip to my local dollar store and see what they have! I'm so glad I found your blog, I love your style.
Have a fabulous day!
Julie

lelly said...

due to your wonderful inspiration(s), i have just brought a can of black spray paint into my house. i fear that once i start...i'll never stop!!

first up - i'm trying to style my home for fall and halloween without buying anything new this year!! *gasp.* i think the spray pain will come in extremely handy!!

Virginia said...

I am glad I found your blog. I am out the door to see if I can find something similar at my local dollar store.
Blessings, Virginia

Inspired Kara said...

This is really confirming for me that I need to become a dollar store shopper. Love this idea!! How cute would they be white/cream?! You could use for both Christmas and Spring!

Kacey Randolph said...

Great idea! Love all the decorations. Did you see the spooky black crows there? Fun fun!

Rae said...

So smart! So easy! So perfect!!

Wendy said...

Hooray for spray paint!

nikkicrumpet said...

I swear woman....you are the QUEEN OF SPRAY PAINT...again another thing I wouldn't have thought of. Sheesh you never cease to amaze me!

Valarie said...

I would have never thought of that! Way to cool! :)

Katie said...

Check out my blog today, You inspire me!!

Weeksie50 said...

Oh, I love this idea. I am going to buy some today.. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Oh boy. I may as well camp out in the Dollar Tree parking lot...I'm there so often these days. I love this idea! I bought a tacky wire Christmas tree there last week I plan to spray paint. :o)

Shannon said...

I know I would NEVER think to spray paint garland. That is what I love about your blog!! So creative! I love it!

Rambling Girl said...

Gosh we have a Dollar Store here so I am on my way to get some of those...Boy I just can't get over the uses of spray paint...Thanks so much!

Darlene said...

Oh MY Gosh!!!! How do you come up with these things??? So easy but do all the rest of us think of it??? NO...it has to come from JOY....they look FABULOUS!!! WOW....I'll be going to the dollar store......

Lacy said...

I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT SPRAYING BERRIES! Genius!!! Love it!

Twice as Nice said...

What a great idea. I see one blogger posted about maybe painting some white or cream. That's a great idea too. Love it when someone thinks "outside the box"

Emilie Nichole said...

I have to say that berry garland is one thing I never thought to spray paint! Awesome!

Magpie Interior Design said...

Ooooh, love it! Putting this in my "sooooo copying THAT!" file. LOL. If u don't mind, that is.

~Stacy

Manuela said...

I'm soo copying that! Great idea!

Manuela

duchess said...

What a great idea!
You are officially brilliant.

Strawberry Blonde said...

Simply lovely! They look so much better in brown and black. I would have walked right past them in their bright red state. Now, I think I LOVE it!

-- Brandi

Mommy in a robe... said...

I love this idea. I am so glad I found your blog!

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Great idea!

kira said...

I stumbled across your blog yesterday and love, love, love your ideas! We can't afford all the pricey decorations, but now I'm thinking I can still have a cute house ... without the price tag too! Thanks for the fantastic ideas! :)

Mrs. B said...

Hi Joy! Great idea! Now I'm going to have to dig around in the garage and see if I've got some old berry garland!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Joy that turned out great. I bought some spring pip berry candle rings and spray painted them rust, I loved how they turned out. Spray painting is addicting!!!
Blessings,
Debbie

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cute, Joy! I found some candlesticks similar to yours last weekend for 50 cents each that I'm going to use for my fall decor.

Kelly said...

What a great idea! I like them so much better than the initial colors!

Gari-Ann - the undomesticated wife said...

Super thrifty idea!

Amber said...

I love that giant acorn on your mantle in your header photo! Where did you find it?!

Spray painting the berry wreaths brown is a great idea for a fall accessory! Thanks for sharing!

Blissful Nikki said...

oh my gosh! I am so running to dollar tree first thing in the morning! AWESOME!!!!

Ms. Tee said...

I stumbled onto your blog somehow, and I'm so glad I did! What a great idea. :)

Nicol said...

Love it! I would have thought of spray painting those! I might have to do that one myself if I ever get moved into my new house.

Debbie said...

Mind if I blame you when I can't get up on time tomorrow? I just spent a wonderful hour browsing your blog.

I'm on a decorating jag over on my blog, so I'm scouting out other people to copy...er, inspire me! :)

I love how you give tutorials on different decorating ideas. I'll be back when I have some spray paint :)

The Berry's Patch said...

You are one clever girl! You are a girl...right? Just kidding!

Cameo said...

So very cute!! I love this idea. You are so creative, thanks for sharing the goods with all of us!

Mimi Sue said...

What a great idea. I suppose you could paint them a springy color or red white and blue. Endless ideas. I can't seem to come up with anything original. But you sure do. Cheap, fast, and easy, my kind of craft. Mimi

linda said...

After seeing this, I'll be heading to Dollar Tree tomorrow!!

Priscila said...

good ideas and I love the dollar tree/store! That place has good stuff! :)

abeachcottage said...

good one, love them with the candles

you rock as my 10 yr old would say

Sarah

Sandy Toes said...

I wish you could of been in my kitchen. My girlfriend and I looked up your blog and all you could hear was "Ahhh" or "Ooooh"...love that idea!

-Sandy Toes

aimee said...

Very clever and oh so cute! I saw those and thought they looked a bit sad so I didn't get them. Now I wish I had! I didn't even think of spraying them. Duh. I'm going back this week and getting a few. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carla said...

Man i wish we had a dollar tree here. I love this idea!!! I love to spray paint stuff but I never would have thought of this. What color brown did you use, or just the cheap paint from walmart brown, Was one of the pictures painted brown? they both looked black I couldn't tell.

Abby said...

I love your entire house of decorations! Would you please come do my house?

Solei said...

Spray paint!!!
so THAT'S the magic behind lots of projects, huh???

I thinks I got to head to the store ( AFTER I read some more of your blog )!

Summer Rae said...

I am now a faithful follower. Thanks for sharing all of your GREAT ideas!!

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