Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Plastic Christmas Wreaths
To get into the winter spirit, I made this cute wreath for our house. True, on the inside our house might be a mess of half-written term papers and Solo cups, but on the outside, we're slowly getting into the spirit.
The best part is I made it using household items that would have just gone to the bin - plastic bags and a wire hanger. I used ones that my newspaper came in, but I could imagine a cute wreath made out of multicolored bags. I finished this while watching two episodes of Law & Order and an episode of the Office.
To make your own plastic bag wreath:
- wire hanger
- plastic bags
Time: 2.5 hours
Cost: $0 - all bags were saved and the wire hanger was from my roommate (thanks, Laurel!)
1) bend wire hanger to an approximate circle
2) cut up plastic bags into strips: I folded mine up and then cut straight across, but you may need to play around to see how thick you want your wreath to be
3) tie the strips around the hanger until the hanger is covered
4) hang on your door
A free and adorable craft - especially for those who can't bear to throw out any plastic bags. Ours is currently hanging on the inside of our front door because of the crazy wind but hopefully when it gets calmer I'll hang it outside.