Tuesday, November 1, 2011
All-Season Upcycled Wreath
This beauty was inspired by Pinterest, to which I am hopelessly addicted. But I try really hard to actually MAKE some of my pins to justify my obsession. The first project I ever made was a Thankful Tree, and it's been the perfect centerpiece for this Autumn Season.
The wreath was also a super easy (and equally as inexpensive) project. A bunch of WalMart bags, a wire hanger, and some scissors are all you need! It took me about five evenings in front of the tv to cut and tie the strips (I found I could do about 2 bags, then I got bored or tired). I plan to add different ribbons depending on the season (red and green for Christmas, blue or purple or silver for the remainder of winter, green for St. Patty's Day, pastel for spring, red white and blue for summer...) Since we don't have a basement in this house, storage space is at a premium and I can't justify having half a dozen different wreaths, so this really is perfect.
I especially like it against the red of our front door.
I may even consider making more for gifts. Or to use as a centerpiece (with a candle in the middle, may be?)
It's ridiculously simple. Gather about 10 white plastic bags and a wire hanger bent into a circle.
Cut all the way up the bag.
You will want to give the wreath a 'hair cut' to neaten it up. You can do it as you go, or wait until you are all done.
Now, what are you waiting for? Go forth and make cheap wreaths!