I have 2 beautiful front doors on my house. They look especially lovely with wreaths hanging on them; however, I have no wreaths for this time of year and no money to buy new ones. As I was looking on www.Pinterest.com for ideas for the kids on St. Patrick’s Day, I saw different wreaths made of fabric scraps and a wire hanger – both things I already have around the house!
Not only did I make 2 fun (FREE!) wreaths, but it also inspired me to clean the windows on my front doors: a lovely bonus.
All you need for this craft is a wire hanger (1 per wreath), fabric scraps, tape, and time.
First, I unbent the wire hanger and formed it into a circle, taping (I used electrical tape.) the ends together. It doesn’t have to be a perfect circle.
Next, I cut my fabric. I used one old green t-shirt, one old romper from my high school days that I was holding onto for sentimental reasons (I REALLY loved it.), and random green fabric scraps. I cut the pieces into roughly 1 in. wide x 5-6 in. long. The t-shirt material I cut a bit shorter because when I tied it on, it stretched.
Then I tied the fabric onto the hanger. I just tied it once, no knotting seemed necessary. Because I was doing a pattern, it was easier and faster to put the material into piles in the order that I was tying them. (Maybe this seems obvious to you, an intelligent crafter. To me, it came halfway through the first wreath!)
After all your pieces are tied on, flip the wreath over and fluff. Some of the wreaths on Pinterest had nice ribbon tied to them, but I didn’t have any on hand so I just tied together some extra fabric strips.
Voila! Free wreaths! …and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.