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Dec 5, 2009

CHRISTMAS WREATH OR JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON


 I had to jump on the Christmas train to Craftsville yesterday. I saw these fabulous wreaths on several sites and within the hour I was at the local store buying some inexpensive ornaments to whip up a hostess gift for a party I am going to tonight.
Here is what I did:
  1. Open up a wire clothes hanger but make sure it is a thin one or you will never be able to close this. You could also use some pliable wire that has a bit of weight to it. That would probably be easier.

  2. Hot glue each and every bulb hanger back onto the bulb. Use plenty of glue. I chose to dip the metal hanger into the melted glue and then reattach it to the bulb. I held these hangers with needle nose pliers so as not to burn my fingers off. Do not skip this step or you will have to start over and that would suck. 
  3. Simply string them on to the wire in a random pattern. Close up the wire and add a bow. 
  4. You should use different sized bulbs so the gaps can fill in a bit. Not rocket science. Go for it.

11 comments:

MiMi said...

That looks great!! : )

Barb said...

Hi Lori,

What a wonderful idea. Now, I just need more time.
Have a blessed weekend.

hugs,
Barb

Blondie's Journal said...

Lori~~

What do you mean by bulb hanger?

xoxo
Jane

Lou said...

You are so creative Lori. I'm hopeless at such things - they always end up looking as if made by a 5 year old or worse.

Michelle said...

Such a cute wreath and so sweet that you made a gift for someone special!

Gail said...

Beautiful and so simple...even I could do that!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Shall we call you "Martha", great job. It looks lovely.

Jen

@eloh said...

Wire ribbon! Right?

nannykim said...

Gorgeous--I have seen some of those and some strung for trees too---I love them!!

Kammy said...

Super cute and I know you have some crafty in you :o)
Kammy

Ali said...

That's really pretty, and simple to make too!

Ali

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