Thursday, December 17, 2009

A $10 Wreath

After making this wreath for my Halloween Party,




I thought that it would be nice to do something for Christmas.



We have all seen those wreaths made out of ornaments at the "high-end" stores,

so

I thought that I would make one for myself.


Here is what I did:


Step 1:  RUN! RUN! RUN!  (I do mean run) to your nearest Dollar Store

and buy a bunch of these:




and some of these smaller ornaments:





Step 2: Add a dab of hot glue to tightly secure the top of the ornament.




This step will take a little bit of time, but it is worth it in the long run.

Most of the tops are not secured to the ornament,so this will help to hold them in place.

It really doesn't matter how much hot glue you apply because

the tops will not be seen on the wreath.





I arranged all of the balls in this bowl so that I could decide how

I wanted to arrange them on the wreath.



Step 3: Unwrap an ordinary coat hanger.




Then start to thread the ornaments on the coat hangar one at a time.

I alternated the color and size of each ball.

The smaller ornaments help to fill in the gaps.


(I must warn you that it took me a couple of tries before I

achieved the look of the wreath)



Step 4: Wrap the two ends of the hangar together.

(You will need an extra set to hand and a pair of pliers to help you with this step.)

Then stand back and admire your work!




I used about 60 ornaments, which probably cost me less than $10.

I think that this would make a great gift for anyone!

Enjoy!

Until Next Time....Happy Quilting!



19 comments:

Cara said...

OMG! Girlfriend that is fantastic!! So great looking!

joan said...

Beautiful!I'm on my way to the dollar store ...

Carol said...

OMG that is the most wonderful!!!

Michelle said...

You did a great job!

Okay, I'm running...well more like skipping.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

SUPER CUTE!

rachel griffith said...

adorable.
:)

Kathleen said...

It's gorgeous!!

Quilt Hollow said...

How fun and festive!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Stunning!

Carol said...

That is so nice, I really like it. It's great that this wreath uses an ordinary clothes hanger. I might try this.

Giddy for Paisley said...

Oh my! That is great. I would totally make this if I had not just told my husband I should never be allowed to use a hot glue gun :) Maybe I could get him to do that part for me.

Di said...

Hello,
que brilho,adoro guirlanda,adoro Natal,muito lindo,parabens


Felizzzzzzzzzzz Natal!!!!!!
Beijos

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Well LOOK at you go!!!!! That is a great idea. I'm gonna make one of these. Love it!!!!
I got a pkg today from little missy. Havent opened yet. I'll open tonight.
Hugs!!
RED

Aidan&AdisynsMom said...

That is so beautiful & a great idea....
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Libby said...

Fabulous!

KimT said...

Fantastic idea!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Ok I love it. I wish you would make mine even though you showed how to do it. Maybe I'll send the link to my crafty daughter to make me one. I would add vintage elves to it. So cute.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love it, Stef! You are SO CREATIVE!!! Very cute wreath - thanks so much for sharing! The yarn on the packages is great, too!

Julz said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea - will definitely keep this in mind for next year :) Hugs Jx