A Truly Successful Wreath

Emerson Repurposed Greeting Card Wreath

I might need help to overcome my wreath addiction!  I am compelled to explore wreaths as art…LOL….there is a picture in my mind of sophisticated folks who need them for decorating.  While they sip champagne they murmur “Why didn’t I think of that idea? A wreath as a piece of art?” LOL.

A recent trip to Manzanita was soooo inspiring.  I found STUFF there and one of my treasures was a greeting card with a famous Emerson poem written on the front of it.  Immediately I saw this wreath in my imagination!


I used one of my Dollar Tree wreath forms and some old copper wire I got at a garage sale this summer.  The green bean box was the perfect weight of cardboard and the smooth side of the cardboard gladly accepted the black chalkboard paint.  I cut the cardboard into 1 x 4 inch pieces, punched holes in each end and twisted the wire underneath each piece of cardboard.

After a good coat of black chalkboard paint, I cut a little strip of the poem and attached it with hot glue going around the circle and left one strip open so I could print out the word “Success!”.  I punched a hole in the little strip that says “Emerson” and hung it on the side with silver thread.




I like the message of the poem.  My art usually sell as gifts and I think this wreath would be appropriate for many different occasions after all who doesn’t like SUCCESS?  And my wreath looks dressed for success!

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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