Repurposed Ceiling Medallion Wreath

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One sure way to save money during the holidays is to not go overboard on buying expensive holiday decor every season. Chances are you already have something in the garage or closet that can be repurposed into something beautiful. This year I decided to hold off buying yet another Christmas wreath and use what I have on hand to create one!
For about a year I have had this old ceiling medallion just sitting around in the garage. I purchased it at my local Restore for a few bucks and planned on repainting it because the finish wasn't my style.
As I was brainstorming and going thru my supplies I realized that the filigree design on the ceiling medallion looks like leaves and would make an awesome wreath.
So I painted it with some green chalk paint.
I used DecoArt chalky finish paint in Enchanted.
I really love how rich this green color is. It took me a while to get the paint in all those grooves within the filigree design but the process went pretty fast once I got going with my sponge brush.
Once the paint dried I tied a plaid ribbon around it and hug it up on my door with command strips.
I love that how this turned out and was glad I was able to put the ceiling medallion to use too! ....and because it is a plastic/Styrofoam type of material you could use outdoor paint and hang this up outside. Hop on over to my blog to see more!

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2 questions
  • Rose grage
    on Dec 4, 2015

    Is that a plaster medallion or plastic?

    • Jewellmartin
      on May 20, 2017

      Since the medallion is flat and lightweight, it would be perfect to hang on my wooden front door which has a glass door outside of that. Most wreaths get crushed. I would definitely use a drybrush technique on the leaves in white, silver or gold to highlight and add the depth a full wreath has. Different ribbons would adapt this wreath for different seasons. Best wishes!
  • Angela M Raeuchle
    on Nov 14, 2016

    Where can I get the ceiling medallion?

    • Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
      on Nov 29, 2016

      Angela M Raeuchle-Yes, HD or Lowes. You can also scoop them up at thrift stores and the Habitat Restore locations as well.

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  • Marcia Stuertz Wagoner
    on Nov 17, 2016

    I love it! Don't have any old medallions but they can be found at home improvement stores and, of course, Amazon!

  • Carolyn
    on Aug 27, 2017

    Yes I will, I think it is a great idea and since we are moving it will give us something pretty to come home to. (besides the house)
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