Wednesday, November 30, 2011

[ my simple snow white wreath ]

YOU MAY have seen this style of wreath before but I thought I'd share my version I whipped up yesterday. So super easy and the supply list is short: a wire hanger and fabric! {a lifesaver since finding crafting supplies isn't easy in Dubai}.

You can use any fabric you have on hand or whatever you find on sale. {I used an extra curtain panel I had picked up on clearance at Pottery Barn. It ended up being about 2 yards of 54" wide fabric}. I washed my fabric to soften it and did not iron it {wrinkles help make it look cuter}.

Measure out 4" wide increments and tear into strips.

Untwist your hanger and form into a circle shape.

Then start poking the hanger through the strips of fabric, folding like an accordion as you go {I spaced my pokes about 2" apart}.

When you've poked it all through, use some pliers to form a loop at one end of the hanger.

Push all the fabric towards the loop and feed the other end of the hanger through the loop.

Snip the hanger and form a loop so that the ends interlock. I positioned the loops on the side of the wreath and adjusted the fabric to hide them.

Use a scrap of the same fabric to create a loop for hanging by tying it to the hanger between the folds.

Give the fabric folds a bit of a twist to create fullness and make them look more random.

And voila!

You can stop here if you like, or add a ribbon, or decorate it anyway that you'd like.

I chose to hang an ornament in the center for Christmas...

I simply pinned the jute string to the back of the wreath for easy removal later.

I love the simplicity of it and think it looks pretty against a pale wall or the dark wood of our entrance door. And once Christmas is over, off comes the ornament and I'll hang it in my bedroom.

Happy wreathing!



Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a gorgeous wreath!! So beautifully created. It looks very elegant.I have joined your followers list and would love to have you to join me as well. Hugs, Gayle

saltbox treasures said...

Your white wreath is lovely! I've also used coat hangers. I think they work great.
~ Julie

Tina said...

Lisa, your wreath is stunning!! I LOVE the gorgeous glittery snowflake in the centre, and would never have guessed that there was a wire coathanger hidden inside!! I have tried to make a linen wreath kind of like this before and it was a disaster, so I am in awe of your beautiful wreath!! ~ xx

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Super duper cute! I remember we had one kind of like this when I was little but I think it was actually made with plastic lunch sacks or something. Sounds weird but it was kind of cool :)

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Emily A. Clark said...

I love this! It would look perfect over our mantel. Okay, so how long did this take you???

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

So very pretty, and I think the ornament in the center is the perfect touch!

Meeling said...

Love it Lisa! I really love that you can use it after the Holidays are over!!

Amy R. said...

Love this wreath Lisa and it looks so easy! I am going to try this one:)

Amy R.

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

Oh my oh my I love this! And I am sooo going to try my hand at it. Thanks for sharing...I am chomping at the bit to decorate the house for the season but hubby thinks I need to wait a bit...perhaps I'll just do a few things...he won't even notice :o) Happy Wednesday!

red ticking said...

fabulous... x

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Simply perfect, Lisa! I love it!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Funny you should post this adorable idea. I was just driving home thinking about what I will do for a wreath this year. Love it Lisa!

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

It's beautiful!!

April said...

I adore this! Now if only I could manage to find a wire hanger...

Amanda said...

Oh, I gotta give this a try.

Barbara Jean said...

very sweet, and easy. my kind of treasures.



Beach Coast Style said...

wow!!! I love this! how creative and I like the fact that you keep it up after the holiday is over.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Seriously awesome, I need to make this!

Mariaelena said...

ok, LOVE this too!!...following now...Happy decorating..
xo, Mariaelena

Erica M. said...

Love this idea! I will be trying this this weekend!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

I love this wreath -- the white fabric is so pretty in wreath form!! Thanks for linking up!

Celia said...

i am going to try this with all those old t-shirts I really can't bring myself to get rid of.
thanks for sharing!

Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life said...

This wreath is fabulous!
Id' love it if you linked up to my first every Holiday Party!!

Samantha @ Black Velvet Chair said...

Oh wow this is beautiful what a Great idea. I just found you Via A blondes DIY life! Have a great day. Samie

Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life said...

This is such a gorgeous wreath, I'm featuring you on the blog today!!
Thanks for linking up!

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