How to Make a Farmhouse Wreath with a Vintage Sieve

Hi there! It’s that time of the month when my fellow Thrifty Chick friends and I share projects based on a special challenge. The challenge for today? Unique wreaths, and I think you’re going to enjoy the ideas we came up with for you.

I’ve created a farmhouse wreath out of an antique wooden sieve, the type that you would find in an old barn, used for sifting grain or seeds. I’ve hung onto this one for quite a while, waiting for inspiration to strike, and it finally did ๐Ÿ™‚

How to Make a Farmhouse Wreath from a Vintage Sieve

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Materials for Creating a Farmhouse Wreath

antique wooden sieveFirst you’ll need to get your hands on an antique sieve. You can often find them out in the wild either round or square.

Typically they have some sort of mesh covering one side. I discovered my fine mesh version in an red barn at a country estate sale for $3. Lucky me!

faux greensFor the pretty part of the wreath, you’ll want some faux greens, like this boxwood-like bunch that I bought for 99ยข at a local thrift store.

craft suppliesAnd you’ll need a few other supplies, too:

Restore the Dry Wood on the Sieve

antique wooden sieve with wood salveMy sieve had a fine layer of dirt and grime that took some effort to completely remove with an old soapy sponge.

After it dried off from its bath, I applied a coat of my homemade wood salve, and the results were pretty spectacular, as I think you can se

Howard’s Feed-N-Wax provides a good alternative to my secret wood salve-

antique wooden sieveThe end result was just what I hoped for–a healthy, rich surface that will look great on display.

Attach Your Decorations to the Sieve

laying out greens and nest on antique sieve wreathFirst you’ll want to plan how to arrange the elements (the greens and a nest) on the sieve to get a feeling for the right layout.

hot gluing greens onto antique wooden sieve for wreathOnce you’re satisfied, you can begin to hot glue the boxwood onto the inside-bottom of the sieve, leaving a space for the nest. Then clip off a few small stems and glue them in the center over the stems (as shown) so they’ll peek out from under the nest.

Antique Wood Sieve Wreath on Ironstone Cupboard Door Then it’s just a matter of gluing on the nest and adding a simple bow–attach both with hot glue.

Display Your Antique Sieve Wreath

Gallery Wall with vintage Ironstone cupboardFor now I have mine hanging on my ironstone cupboard.

Gallery Wall with Ironstone cupboard It sets just the right mood for spring, which has finally arrived in Upstate New York.

Antique Wood Sieve Wreath on Ironstone Cupboard DoorThis month’s challenge really stretched my creative skills and led me to consider all different sorts of materials that you can use to make wreaths.

I so enjoyed combining the old and worn sieve with some newer elements to create something lovely for my home.

Now it’s time to see what the other Thrifty Chicks have come up with!

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“Unusual Wreaths” created by my fellow Thrifty Chicks.
You’re going to just LOVE their projects!

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  1. Such a fun wreath. I love the way the wood salve really enhanced the wood on that sifter. No chance of finding one of those here in Texas, though. Iโ€™ll have to make do with willow or grapevine to reproduce your wreath. All of the projects the bloggers created are really creative and fun, thanks for bringing the links to us.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the challenge, Laura. I wish you could find a sifter down there in Texas–you never know! I’m kind of in love with my own product, though trying to stay humble about it, LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You certainly did find a unique item to make the wreath from. It turned out so pretty.

  3. I love how this turned out, and it’s just perfect in front of your cupboard full of white ironstone!

  4. It looks fabulous! I am on the hunt for a grain sieve now! Thank you so much for inviting me to join this creative group!

    1. Aww, thanks so much, Amber!! We’re so happy to have you join the Thrifty Chicks. I’m sure we’ll do great things together ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. What a clever idea turning a vintage sieve into such a pretty Farmhouse wreath, Diana. Pinned ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Very very cute…just love this. I will have to keep my eyes out for a vintage sieve
    Thanks Diana

  7. This is so lovely Diana! I love that you let the sieve shine in all its rustic beauty and just accented it with pretty things.

  8. I adore repurposed wreath and this is fabulous, Diana! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

  9. I think I have only ever seen one sieve like yours before–and it was EXPENSIVE! With the rising cost of floral craft supplies, I have made more grapevine wreathes–from “weeds” in my yard–they don’t produce grapes and if they do, they are sour beyond words. And from greenery looped around the inside of a laundry basket (Pillar Box Blue blog) and tied off in sections with fishline! I find myself upcycling more thrifted items from GW, too! A little soap and water and fine trimming with sharp scissors revives a lot of tired florals!

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