A few years ago, my very best friend who lives in Texas, sent me a photo of an owl wreath from Pier1. Being the crafting friends we are, we immediately started discussing how we could make our own version of the adorable wreath. And the challenge was on! We decided that we would both make a version of the wreath and share it when we were done. I made my Pier1 Owl Wreath Knock-Off entirely from items purchased at the Dollar Tree store.
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Not only had the two of us agreed to make our own version of the Pier1 Owl Wreath, but I also challenged myself to make my wreath with only items that could be found at my local Dollar Tree store. The inspiration wreath is no longer available on the Pier1 site but below is what inspired this challenge.
Pier1 Owl Wreath Knock-Off from the Dollar Tree store.
For this project you will need:
- Two wicker wreath forms
- Orange burlap ribbon
- Green burlap ribbon
- Assorted fall foliage stems with faux cattails
- Fall foliage stems with feathers
- Fall daisy stems
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Floral wire
The shape of the owl wreath is basically two small wreath forms tied together to create the head and body of the owl. My friend used two grape vine wreaths for the project, which closely resembled the inspiration wreath. Since I had challenged myself to only use supplies found at my local Dollar Tree, I had to use what they had available. My project was created using two small wicker wreath forms instead.
I considered painting the wicker wreaths so that it’s light color wouldn’t show through the leaves. But I decided instead I wrapped each wreath in orange burlap ribbon.
All the items I used for my wreath were purchased from my local Dollar Tree.
I attached the two covered wreath forms together using floral wire.
The daisy floral stems were to be used to create the eyes for the owl but I needed a way to insert them in to the middle of the form. I wrapped two strips of burlap across the opening of the top wreath – aka the head of the owl – to be able to attach the flowers.
Be creative with the small details to make your own owl wreath unique.
The “wings” of the owl need to be placed first using the foliage stems with feathers. These were easy to attach by adding hot glue to the end of the stem and inserting the end through the burlap and wicker wreath form. Make sure to extend them out from the form to look like wings.
Even though we made these owls a few years ago now, on my last trip to the Dollar Tree they still had all of these items available to recreate this same wreath again.
After cutting the fall colored leaves off the stems, I used hot glue to attach the leaves around the wreath forms. The burlap definitely helped with getting the hot glue to stick to the forms.
Several burnt fingers later – be careful attaching the leaves – the wreath forms were completely covered and the daises attached for the eyes and a cat tail for the nose.
I made the small bow tie out of the green ribbon and attached a faux cat tail from the stems as the nose. Several of my fall foliage stems had colored berries so at the last minute I attached those to the head of the owl as something whimsical and cute.
Pier1 Owl Wreath Knock-Off made from Dollar Tree craft supplies.
My friend Shelley actually finished her owl project first and posted it on her Facebook page – which got her several orders for more. Something she didn’t plan but did end up making several different versions for friends and coworkers. After her fifth one or so she had to put a stop to the madness and refused to make any more.
My friend made several versions for coworkers and friends for the Fall season.
All of her versions though were adorable including a Mickey Mouse version she made for a coworker who loves Disney as much as she does.
In all I have around $9 total in my version of this owl wreath. We had a lot of fun making these together from across the miles.
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