Sunday, September 13, 2009

Potpourri Wreath

What do you do
with old Potpourri?

You know the kind...with all the neat texture and wonderful color, and different pods and berries and dried nut things...but doesn't smell anymore...well maybe you could do this:

First, dig out your old potpourri

Sort out the different "shapes".

Logan helped me do this...he also asked me about a gazillion times: "What's this from?" in his sweet 3 year old voice, every piece whether different or the same from the last piece: "What's this from?"

Buy yourself or find one around the house, I did, a little wreath. This is only an 8'' wreath.

Whip out your trusty glue gun, mine looks like some kind of gross glob thing, and proceed to randomly glue on the different dried items, that you have no idea where they're from.

Be sure to start with an item at a time and sort of, but not really, evenly place them around the wreath. Don't go crazy though, I ended up pulling a few of the mediocre dried thingies off to make room for the prettier pods or berries. Eventually, your wreath will be filled with non-smelling potpourri that you've kept in a Wal-mart bag for years knowing one day......................

You would come up with a project to do because you didn't have the heart to throw it away, because really; you don't know where it's from.

But it is pretty! Another one bites the dust! Check one off the To Do Eventually List!!

Happy Fall and Happy Met Monday!

Oh, and throw on a bow if you would like to...

Blogged for Metamorphosis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch.

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Thanks for stopping by, come again soon!


  1. What a great idea. I just bought a big bag of potpourri at the Dollar Tree and it has some really neat things inside. I just may have to copy this. Your bow is stunning also. Love it. Please stop by and check out my 100th post giveaway. I'd love for you to enter. Hugs, Marty

  2. I'll tell you, we Missouri girls have it going on! What a great idea! I may do some digging in my basement this afternoon for this exact idea. Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead.


  3. talk about DIY and CREATIVE? this is so creative... and thinking outside the box! I will never look at putpourri the same again. Love your wreath, it is so darling! thanks for stopping by my blog as well! ;)

  4. Your wreath is definitely one of my favorites of all the posts I have read tonight. I know I have potpourri down in my basement (in fall colors) and I think I know what my next project will be....I only hope it looks half as good as yours. Your pictures were stunning too!

  5. great, thrifty idea!!
    i host a Goodwill party every Wednesday. stop by and join in!!

  6. Michelle, This is just the cutest wreath!!! I am going to mentally store this idea away for a rainy day. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Very clever idea! I make potpourri and jars of nuts and other interesting things to work with and I really need to sort though all of it!


  8. You did a great job!
    Really beautiful! I love it!
    All the best,

  9. I would have never thought of that!! I buy lots of Potpourri at Christmas time... and feel guilty throwing it out when all the smell is gone. Now I know that I can make a little wreath with it!

  10. LOVE IT! your spot here in bloggy world is awesome...sorry i've stayed away so long and missed so much!


  11. I don't have any old Potpourri handy..., but I love the idea! And always love ways to recycle.

  12. Adorable and making me wish I hadn't thrown out a ton of old potpourri!

  13. Your wreath looks fab - that is such a good idea.

  14. I love that ideas, so cute! Come by and visit me as Im new to the blogging world. I added you to my favorites.

  15. Wow! I scrolled down and was delighted to see such a beautiful wreath! How creative!
    Dee Dee

  16. LOVE THIS! I always feel so bad with old potpourri, either I am a hoarder for keeping it once it has lost its scent, or I am wasteful for tossing it. You solved my problem!

    Thanks for you comments on my desk redo. I really wish I could have my hubby hook the PC back up, but he is technologically challenged and I can't live without the internet that long:)

  17. Love the wreath....How creative....I am having a give a way over at my place hope you can stop over...

  18. What a great idea!!!
    I would have never thought of that.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I will definitely stop back at yours.

  19. I have been popping around all over your various posts. I love your blog and have added you as a favorite. All the pretty fall arrangements are great.

  20. Just stopping by to let you know, I featured this project on my fall wreath post here- Please grab a featured button from my side bar to use on you blog, if you'd like. :)

  21. Love the way this turned out -- I'm going to pin this to remind me to do one. I don't think I have any potpourri but I have some nuts and dried pods and cones and a glue gun that would match yours. (what respectable crafter doesn't)


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