Simple Summer Purse Wreath

May 24, 2018

Today’s DIY is so simple to achieve that you’ll probably be calling me a DIY imposter by the time I’m through here. My simple summer purse wreath is not only easy to make, but it’s inexpensive as well. All you need is an old straw purse, a ribbon (optional) and some faux flowers. 

I have a ton of DIY projects that I keep on a “to do” list, and some of them stay on that list for a long time. This project is one of them. Which is why I’m ecstatic to finally be sharing it with you today. I can’t remember where I saw it first, but I CAN remember that I loved it then and I love it even more now. I'm sharing it with you as part of a monthly Thrift Store Challenge I participate in with a group of like-minded bloggers who appreciate a good thrift store find as much as I do!

The Rules:
  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.

  • There's no monthly theme.

  • There's no budget to stick to.

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I started out with a Salvation Army $1.99 straw summer purse with leather handles. I thought it was exceptionally cute, and the price was just right. 

First I hid the front leather handle by putting it inside the purse. I then placed two "bouquets" of faux flowers I got from Michael's into it, and then hung it on the inside of the front door.

Since you could still see the white magnet hanger it was hanging from I decided to spruce it up with a burlap bow I made myself from a roll of burlap ribbon I had on hand.

I thought the bow added a nice touch.

After hanging it on the door I realized that I had the perfect hook for it in the living room.

We actually put the hook up there to hang a new addition to my French farmhouse living room, to be announced at a later date. But I knew the straw purse wreath would also look good there for the time being.


I purposely did not add the burlap bow to it since I wanted the vintage-inspired wrought iron hook to be visible.

I'm thrilled with how it turned out. And the best part? When I get tired of it I can take the flowers out and still use it as a purse! That's what I call a win-win.

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Jenny@Cookiescoffeeandcrafts said...

This purse looks beautiful! What a wonderful idea to use the straw purse to create an amazing decoration. You can always change it seasonally to! Love it!

Salvage Sister & Mister said...

So so so pretty!!!!!!!!!

Debra said...

Love this idea. It is so fresh and summery looking.

Unknown said...

And that's exactly what I'm saying..."why didn't I think of that?" It's so cute Kathleen and I have a purse here I can do that with, and some Dollar Store flowers! I think I'm going to "steal" it!

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

This is so adorable Kathleen! I just love it!
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Michelle James said...

How simple, fun and cute is this? I love these straw purses and to make it into a wreath is so creative. I love the entire thing.

My thrift store addiction said...

So pretty, Kathleen--love it!

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