Getting Pinspired

by Erika Torres

All the way back in April, I decided I wanted to make a lemon and lime wreath via my Pinspiration, seen here:

This version is $156.

Yeah, not exactly an item for these newlyweds on a budget. So I made it my mission to create my own.

I started out with:

Wire wreath from craft store: $3.99

Lemons and limes: (already had these on hand, but I spent $8 on two packs a while back)

Fake leaves from craft store: $7 with 40% off coupon

Total cost for project: $11

(Plus I had to buy a glue gun, $6.97 at Walmart, and glue sticks, $3.97 at Walmart but I also used this for other projects)


I then began gluing leaves and the lemons and limes to the wreath, just kind of winging it as I went.

The thing with craft projects if you’re always a little bit worried it’s going to turn out like crap.

However, I kind of just flew by the seat of my pants and hoped for the best.

I actually think it didn’t turn out too bad.

This is the finished product on our door.

For $11, as opposed to $156, I am quite the happy camper.

I now have visions of making more wreaths for the fall with apples, and maybe another one with grapes and wine corks.

Are there any Pinterest projects you’ve completed lately?

Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest!


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Anne @ Unique Gifter July 3, 2012 - 2:36 pm

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Kathleen @ Frugal Portland June 29, 2012 - 12:09 pm

How cute! Apples in the fall would be precious, too! Can you just hot glue lemons to a wreath or do I need to go back and read the instructions?

Amandalynn K. Sawyer June 28, 2012 - 8:31 am

The pinned wreath was pretty but a little overwhelming – THATS A LOT OF LEMONS! Your’s is much more my style – simple and elegant! 🙂 Love it!

Meghan June 28, 2012 - 6:45 am

Wow, that’s seriously cool!

Cassi June 27, 2012 - 10:04 am

Oh my goodness, that is adorable! I like how modest yours looks compared to the big one. I never really go on Pinterest anymore, but I have seen a few projects that I thought about doing, but never tried. I am too lazy.

Ugh, hot glue gun. Last time I had a hot glue gun, I was trying to glue buttons on the edges around my mirror. Too bad I forgot the buttons had hole it them. I got hot glue on my fingers, and then like and idiot, I wiped it on my thigh. Hurt like crazy…

Well Heeled Blog June 27, 2012 - 9:40 am

Your wreath looks fantastic. I probably would’ve squished all the lemons. LOL. When you are ready to change your wreath, you should check out succulent wreaths… the bonus is that they will stay alive longer.

My one crafty attempt was doing the flowers for my wedding, and I think I saved at least $200.

Daisy June 27, 2012 - 7:14 am

I love it! So cute! I tried to make a wreath once and failed terribly. It looked so pathetic, but yours looks awesome!

Michelle June 27, 2012 - 5:24 am

Very cute!

KendraD June 27, 2012 - 5:22 am

That is really cute. And it doesn’t look like a handmade project, so kudos to you. The only things I do off of pinterest are recipes right now. I’m not really the crafty sort and living on a tiny air base in the middle of a foreign country doesn’t really lend itself to finding lots of craft supplies. I mean, they’re out there, but they don’t speak English and I don’t speak Turkish so it’s not happening.

Still, I love cooking and I’m trying to get better about trying the recipes I pin on pinterest and not pinning the ones I won’t attempt.

Jessica @ Budget For Health June 27, 2012 - 4:58 am

Aw I love it! I’m following your pins now. I haven’t done any big projects but I’ve cut the top off of a cereal box at an angle and glued prettier paper on it to use for storing multiple folders. Other than some recipes, I just realized that’s the ONLY project I’ve done out of the million things I’ve pinned. Oh Pinterest….


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