DIY under $10: split pea wreath

Here is a fun, unusual decoration to ring in spring and welcome guests: a wreath made entirely out of split peas.

This wreath may sound weird at first, but the vibrant green color makes it a perfect thing to do this time of year. For just $8.57, it is light on your budget, too.

You will need

Items I purchased:

• Two bags of green split peas — $1.29 each at Kroger

• Flat wreath form — $4.99 at Michael’s Arts and Crafts

• Ribbon — $1 at Dollar Tree

Items I already had:

• Mod Podge

• Foam brush


1. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge directly to your wreath form. Let dry slightly so that it is tacky, but not extremely wet.

2. Place your peas to the tacky form, pressing down on them to secure them in place.

3. Once dry, shake off any excess peas from the form. Apply a very heavy coat of Mod Podge directly to the top of the peas. This will add depth to your wreath and secure everything in place. Press down on the peas and let dry. Repeat this step one more time or until you are happy with the thickness of your wreath.

4. Once everything is in place, shake off any excess peas and apply a thin coat of Mod Podge directly to the top of your wreath. This will help secure everything in place so that it won’t shed some peas when it is hung up. Let dry.

5. Loop a ribbon through the wreath and hang on your door.

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