Dollar Tree Spring Moss Wreath {DiY}

Dollar Tree spring moss wreath.  SO cute!  This darling wreath cost less than 7 dollars to make using supplies found at the dollar store.I love hanging seasonal wreaths on my front door, but I have a slight problem:  my front door is actually a French door.  This means that in order to make it look right I always have to hang two wreaths instead of just one.  Double the wreaths means double the cost, and those prices add up quickly!

I was reminded of this again a few weeks ago when I went to pick up some new craft supplies. I knew I wanted my spring wreaths to be created out of moss but I couldn’t believe the craft store (which will not be named) was charging between $4 and $7 a bag.  Ouch!  Even with creative use of coupons, that was more than I wanted to spend.

Luckily on the way home I decided to pop into Dollar Tree.  There I found all three types of moss I wanted, as well as the grapevine wreaths I had just paid much more for at the craft store.  Score!  I quickly stocked up on almost everything I needed to complete my project (except the eggs, nests, & birds) for just a few dollars, then returned the overpriced items.   From now on I will definitely check Dollar Tree FIRST!

Dollar Tree Spring Wreaths

Here is what I used:

2 grapevine wreaths 
1 bag spanish mss
1 bag floral moss
1 bag reindeer moss 
2 small bird’s nests 
2 small clip-on birds 
1 package decorative bird eggs
hot glue gun

 

Note:  Even though I have more bags pictured, I only used a total of three bags of moss–one of each variety–for the two wreaths.  The extra will be saved for future mossy projects!

Dollar Store Spring Wreath--Cute moss wreath using supplies from the dollar store!  Love this! #dollarstore #crafts

Step One: Twist the long stem of the decorative bird nest into the vines of the wreath so that it is securely attached and sits facing slightly outward.  Hot glue in place if necessary.

Dollar Store Spring Wreath--Cute moss wreath using supplies from the dollar store!  Love this! #dollarstore #crafts

Step Two:  Working over a covered surface, generously spread hot glue over a section of the wreath, then secure spanish moss to wreath as shown.  Continue until entire wreath is covered.

Dollar Store Spring Wreath--Cute moss wreath using supplies from the dollar store!  Love this! #dollarstore #crafts

Step Three:  For next layers, generously spread hot glue over spanish moss layer, then secure green floral moss layer in place as shown.  Repeat for third and final layer of reindeer moss.

Dollar Store Spring Wreath--Cute moss wreath using supplies from the dollar store!  Love this! #dollarstore #crafts

Step Four: Glue small amount of green floral moss in center of bird nests.

Dollar Tree Spring Wreath--LOVE this project!  Made from supplies picked up at the dollar store, this darling wreath cost less than 7 dollars (and took less than 30 minutes) to make! #DiY #wreath #spring

Step Five:  Glue eggs in place on top of moss in bird nest.  Finish by clipping the bird to the nest and you’re done!   I’d say the whole process takes less than thirty minutes.  Easy, fast, and thrifty….now that is my kind of project!

Dollar Tree Spring Wreath--LOVE this project!  Made from supplies picked up at the dollar store, this darling wreath cost less than 7 dollars (and took less than 30 minutes) to make! #DiY #wreath #spring

Dollar Tree Spring Wreath--LOVE this project!  Made from supplies picked up at the dollar store, this darling wreath cost less than 7 dollars (and took less than 30 minutes) to make! #DiY #wreath #spring

I cannot even tell you how happy I am with how they turned out–I get a little thrill every time I walk through my front door.   Two beautiful spring wreaths for around $7 each?  Yes, please!

Dollar Tree Spring Wreath--LOVE this project!  Made from supplies picked up at the dollar store, this darling wreath cost less than 7 dollars (and took less than 30 minutes) to make! #DiY #wreath #spring

Finally, if you are wondering what to do with that leftover moss, try gluing it to some foam craft balls.  Place them in a pretty decorative bowl for an instant centerpiece!

Dollar Tree Moss Pomanders--made from leftover dollar store moss & foam balls! Cute!

This post is underwritten by Dollar Tree.  Dollar Tree offers a wide selection of name brand items for only $1.  Their products, including arts & crafts, party favors, cleaning tools, school supplies, and much more, are available in bulk or smaller quantities. Along with great products, DollarTree.com also provides downloadable craft project sheets, wedding ideas and resources for non-profit and charitable organizations. 

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  • Amanda April 8,

    These are so cute! I love the look of the moss with the little birds. Great job!

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    • Ruth Soukup April 14,

      Thanks Amanda!

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  • Skye April 8,

    I love love love the Dollar Tree! We get a lot of our essential stuff there but it looks like I need to do a little more looking around in there. I had no idea you could get all that stuff! Those turned out so cute – and your turquoise doors are really pretty. :) Happy Monday!

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    • Ruth Soukup April 14,

      Thanks Skye! I love the Dollar Tree too! :-)

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  • Taylor April 8,

    Adorable! I may just have to steal that idea! =)

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    • Ruth Soukup April 14,

      Let me know if you do! :-)

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  • Alisha April 8,

    Love this!! And the two of them look perfect on your doors! Usually I just go to Dollar Tree for stickers and holiday decor, but clearly I need to check out their craft section next time I’m there! :)

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    • Ruth Soukup April 14,

      Thanks Alisha!

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  • Christina April 11,

    I absolutely LOVE these! I can’t wait to stop by Dollar Tree now:-) Thanks for the great idea! Also thanks for stopping by Dear Beautiful You today…I love your blog! Christina

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    • Ruth Soukup April 14,

      Thanks Christina!

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  • Britt May 9,

    My Dollar Tree had birds, too. Just like yours. The only thing it didn’t have was nests and the wreaths (which I have seen there before, but they no longer carry them according to the manager).

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