November 22, 20052 found this helpful
Are you looking for a way to tie in the colors in your room? Or do you just need to fill in a blank wall? Want a wreath to match your Christmas decorations? This project doesn't take a super creative person to complete. It's inexpensive, too. Your finished project will look professional and give your room that custom decorator look.
- one wire coat hanger (the thin white ones are easier to work with)
- three to five different coordinating colors of cotton or cotton blend material (total yardage is less than 1/2 of a yard. I just used scraps that I had.)
- First use the pliers to bend the coat hanger into a round shape. The hook on top will be used to hang the wreath.
- Then cut the material into strips 2 inches x 7 inches. You'll need 120 of these.
- You can spray starch and press the material before you cut. It makes it a little easier to handle. The finished product will look a little crisper and it will be easier to dust when it is finished.
- Next, tightly tie the strips on the hanger. Twist each strip so the ends are pointing in a slightly different direction than the previous strip.
- Fluff it a bit, hang it up and you're done!
By Kim D
By Jennifer CA (Guest Post)
November 23, 20051 found this helpful
Outstanding! What a great gift idea!
By IMAQT1962 (Guest Post)
November 28, 20051 found this helpful
I JUST SEEN ON HGTV LAST NIGHT WHERE THEY MADE A WREATH LIKE THIS USING THE BAG FROM YOUR DRY CLEANING CUT INTO STRIPS THEN AN ORNAMENT GLUED ONTO IT IN A COUPLE OF PLACES AND PUT A RIBBON IN THE MIDDLE
December 1, 20051 found this helpful
Nearly thirty-five years ago, when my sister and I first joined Girl Scouts, our troop leader did a wreath project with us using the very same technique. However, we used strips of white garbage bags.
After the decorations were tied on securely,( no hot glue guns then I guess!) the wreaths were ready to hang outside on our door. My mother still has the wreaths my sister and I made and displays them at Christmas