Junk Wheel Wreath

Oh My God Becky... this Thrifty Chicks monthly challenge comes so fast! (Please tell me you got the reference to the song by Sir Mix-a-Lot 😁)

Yes, it's time once again for our monthly Thrifty Chicks challenge where a group of my blogging friends and I each put our own spin on a themed challenge project.

This month's challenge was old wheels... like tricycle wheels, wheelbarrow wheels, wagon wheels, etc.

Junk Wheel Wreath

Junk Wheel Wreath
Here is the wheel I used. I got it from someone who was moving and this was in the throwaway pile. I think it's an old wheelbarrow wheel. The tire part is hard plastic and the center part is metal.

Junk Wheel Wreath

I picked up a few fall-themed floral stems at Michael's.

Junk Wheel Wreath

I wanted to arrange them a little differently than they came from the store so I separated all the elements from each stem.

Junk Wheel Wreath

I arranged them together into a small swag and just used one of the wire ends of the pinecone and wrapped it around the center to secure it.

Junk Wheel Wreath

I really want to be able to create a Christmas wreath with this wheel too so I made it so I can easily take it apart by using a push pin down into the plastic to hold the swag.

Junk Wheel Wreath

I wanted to make a little tag out of a wood slice. I used some alphabet stamps and red Staz-on stamping ink.

Junk Wheel Wreath

Here's my cute little tag!

Junk Wheel Wreath

I found this cute polka dot burlap ribbon at the Dollar Store, it's wired too!

Junk Wheel Wreath

I used it to make a simple bow by first folding a length of it like this.

Junk Wheel Wreath

Then pinching it in the center...

Junk Wheel Wreath

Then I cut a small length of ribbon and glued it around the pinched part.

Junk Wheel Wreath

I also used some of the wire stems that were clipped off the floral picks and made little tendrils to add to the swag.

Junk Wheel Wreath

Wrap it around a pencil to create tendrils.

Junk Wheel Wreath

Then just tuck them in with a little dab of hot glue! Cute yah?!

Junk Wheel Wreath


I wired the bow onto the swag and used jute twine to add the tag and a little more twine through the center of the wheel to create a hanger.

Junk Wheel Wreath

I really wasn't sure how this would turn out but I'm so happy with it!

Junk Wheel Wreath

Junk Wheel Wreath

Junk Wheel Wreath

Be sure to check out the other ladies' projects below!

Thrifty Chicks Challenge


Linda from Itsy Bits and Pieces - A DIY French Style Market Basket
Lora from Lora B. Create & Ponder - Repurposed Wheel Pumpkin
Tuula from Color Me Thrifty - Repurposed Wheel Flowers

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Junk Wheel Wreath