Wednesday, January 2, 2013
How to make a Recycled Wreath
Now on to the how to. I don't have step by step pictures, but I think you will get the gist of it by explanation.
You will need:
1 Wire coat hanger
A bunch of shopping bags (these were from Walmart)
Doo-dads of choice.
Bend your wire hanger into a wreath shape.
Cut your bags into strips. I cut mine into 1inch wide X 5 inches long. You will need a bunch of strips. Don't obsess over this...cut your strips approximately the same length and width.
Using a larks head knot, attach the strips to the coat hanger wire. Pictured is a larks head knot. If you need further instructions you can find that here:
As you add your strips, periodically stop and push or "bunch up" your strips. It takes a while, but you will soon have the whole wire wreath full of plastic strips. When your hanger is full, you can give your wreath a "hair cut". Trim the strips as needed for symmetry.
Attach your doo-dads using your hot glue gun. This could include bows, flowers, Easter eggs, hearts, baby rattles and pacifiers, etc. You are only limited by your imagination.
There you have it...easy peazy...If you have any questions or clarifications are needed, feel free to ask in the comments section.
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