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Rusty Rooster Scouring Pad Fall Wreath

Today I’m sharing this rusty rooster scouring pad fall wreath. I was determined to make a new wreath for the season… something entirely different from anything I’ve made before.Repurposed copper scouring pad fall wreathSo, I popped into the dollar store after work on Friday – let’s face it, us thrifters are always ‘scouring’ around for a great deal – just to browse and see if anything caught my eye. I was quite surprised that they didn’t have many fall decorations left…they actually had some Christmas stuff out already. Talk about jumping the gun!

Anyway, that didn’t stop me. I just continued to stroll up and down the aisles, picking up this and putting down that, when finally I came across packages of copper scouring pads. “Yes!!!” I said in my outside voice. Oops! I quickly looked around and, thankfully, no one was close enough to witness the excitement that my scouring pad discovery gave me. Sometimes I think I don’t get out enough. lol.

 

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But I have to say that I always get excited when I’m on the verge of a new project, big or small, and this wreath was no exception.

For this wreath I started with a 14″ embroidery hoop that I got at the thrift store for 50 cents. I’m always picking these up whenever they have them… they can be used for so many things.

 

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Here are my supplies… Krylon Metallic copper spray paint, and 12 copper scouring pads. The paint I had on hand, and the scouring pads were in packages of 3 for $1. Great deal!

 

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I spray painted the hoop with 2 good coats of the metallic copper.

 

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This rooster was originally part of a wind chime that fell apart a few years ago. It’s beautifully rusted, and the cow bells still sound lovely. I attached the rooster by removing the bolt from the top of the hoop and running it through a loop in the chain, and then I simply tightened the bolt.

 

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I added the 12 scouring pads with my glue gun. Using clock numbers as my guide I first added pads to the 12, and 6, and then the 3 and 9 spots. Then I filled in with the remaining pads. Once the pads were on, I moved the cowbells around so they looked better (to me anyway) and added another one that I had.

 

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I added a few leaves and berries that I had in my stash to dress it up a bit. I put a few more leaves around the top just to highlight that area, but I didn’t want to overdo the rest of the wreath. For me, the rooster is the star.

 

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And that’s it.. here’s my new fall wreath. I really love how the copper scouring pads sparkle. They contrast nicely with the fabulous rustiness of the rooster. And every time we open and close the front door we hear the lovely cowbells.

I found a few other cool things at the dollar store that will be showing up in future re-purposed projects, but I can’t tell you about them now. What would be the fun in that? lol.

Thanks so much for visiting!

XOX

 

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34 Comments

    1. Thanks very much! And it was so inexpensive to make. I love projects that don't break the budget. Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

  1. Oh, your wreath is so cute and amazingly creative!! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I always look forward to seeing what you have created. HUGS

  2. Your creative eye picked a winner. Love the idea of using those copper scouring pads for something besides cleaning. Great post. I am returning from your comment left on my post. Thanks for visiting!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  3. What a great idea using scouring pads for a fall wreath. It really turned out so good with the rooster and all your fall decor. Just perfect!

    jody

  4. Tuula, I think this is so cool! I love folks who think of thrifty ways to use an everyday object for a craft. Nice work!
    JoAnn

  5. OMG, this is freaking cute, how creative are you, and you sure did think of a great way to use an everyday product into something quite unique! It really turned out good,and the rooster inside is so cute. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  6. How wonderfully funky! I love this! I really love how punny you are too! (scouring around)lol! Thanks for sharing your one of a kind wreath at Gettin' Krafty With It!

  7. Okay, that's so cute! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated ouse. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. Tuula what a great idea! Love the fall wreath. Thanx for sharing at THT!

  9. What a cute wreath from a totally unexpected material. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

    1. Thanks Lisa! I've been hanging on to this rooster for some time waiting for the right project, and I'm so happy to finally be reusing it. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  10. Love this. I bought some of the same pads to make a pumpkin but that didn’t turn out like I wanted so now I have a idea of what to do with them. Thanks for the idea.

  11. A very cute idea! Love the rooster and those scrubber pads..wow too much!