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Thrift Store Wreath Makeover

At first, you might miss the potential of a thrift store wreath makeover! A lot of times I walk right past old, out of season decor sitting on the shelves at the thrift store. But not this time. With a little creativity, mod podge and decorative napkins you can makeover any thrift store wreath...


  • glue gun
  • paint brush
  • scissors


  • Wreath that needs a little help any wreath form works; foam, grapevine, metal
  • New Floral Stems
  • Bird nest with eggs
  • Birdhouse also from the thrift store, but Dollar Tree has them as well
  • Mod Podge
  • Decorative Napkins choose your favorite
  • Sandpaper Block
  • Baggie or Saran Wrap


  • Start by dismantling the thrift store wreath. Remove the parts that aren't very appealing. For me, this was the apples and the glittery fir Christmas branches.
  • Lay the napkin on top of birdhouse and trim down to fit. Set napkin aside.
  • Apply a thin coat of mod podge to the top of the birdhouse. I only chose to cover the front of mine.
  • Allow to dry for just a few minutes to come to 'tack'.
  • Separate the napkin layers to reveal the top layer only.
  • Lay the napkin on the birdhouse and gently tap down using a baggie or saran wrap as a barrier between you and the mod podge.
  • Allow to dry completely. Top coat with polycrylic if desired.
  • Add back in updated floral stems by tucking inside the wreath form and securing with hot glue if necessary.
  • Attach the bird's nest with floral wire or hot glue.
  • Attach the birdhouse with floral wire and set just inside the wreath opening.
  • Hang the upcycled wreath on the door or inside the house on display!