Got a berry wreath with damaged berries? Don't toss it, upcycle it quickly and easily, with a brand new color! I'll show you how!
How to Upcycle a Thrift Store Berry Wreath
I found this large berry wreath at the thrift store for $4. The wreath I purchased has fall colors but I found an inexpensive and thrifty way to upcycle it for summer decor!
Blue has long been my favorite color, so it was no surprise that I chose to upcycle this berry wreath with blue paint! Yep, I said PAINT! With just a couple cans of blue spray paint, I transformed this wreath
into a blue berry wreath and made it something beautiful again!
How to upcycle a thrift store berry wreath
I picked up two cans of Krylon ColorMaxx spray paint in Oxford Blue.
I love this paint and primer in one. Plus, it's made for both indoor or
outdoor use and will cover metal, wood, plastic and more so I knew it would efficiently cover my berry wreath.
Designer tip: it's worth it to pay a little more for a quality spray paint; your job will go faster, be easier and you'll see better coverage!
This was an outdoor job, even though our humidity has been in the 90's. I waited until the middle of the day when the humidity was a little lower and the sun was shining, and headed outside with my wreath and spray paint. Not ideal weather, but I made it work!
I set my wreath on a sheet of dollar store poster board, to protect it from bugs, dirt and grass. I learned the hard way not to spray paint on top of the sidewalk, driveway or path of any kind! Overspray is real, and it's very difficult to remove! If you spray paint in the grass, it will be soon cut away! WIN WIN!!
The tip to painting a berry wreath is to cover all angles! Keep moving and spraying the wreath from different angles to make sure to get the best coverage.
This sounds difficult because there's so much depth to a berry wreath but it really isn't. Spray paint can reach all those difficult spots, just keep moving. Spray from the right, the left, the top, the bottom. Then move around the wreath and repeat until you don't see any of the original color (or very little).
Once I had what looked like really good coverage on the top of my wreath, I let it dry for about an hour, then flipped it over and did the backside.
Finally, I hung the wreath up outside so I could walk around it from eye level and hit any spots that I missed.
I brought the spray painted wreath into the house overnight so it could dry properly in the air conditioning.
I didn't bother with a top coat sealant, primarily because I didn't have any on hand. But I think a glossy coat of sealer would look nice and I'll probably do that in the future.
For now, I hung the wreath on the vintage door that I moved into our
sunroom. I love variety and moving furniture is an inexpensive way to get a whole new look in a space. Once the paint has cured I'll move the wreath to my front door and plan to decorate it with some Americana decor (coming soon!).
I love how unique this berry wreath looks now. It looks like it's covered in blueberries!
Isn't it gorgeous now?
Spray painting a berry wreath is such a simple way to give it a completely fresh look and a brand new color!
Before you throw that wreath out, ask yourself, "Can I spray paint this?" What do you have to lose?
I hope I left you inspired! ;)