This will be our first Christmas as a married couple, and I wanted to do something modern as far as holiday decor. I made this Christmas wreath using only a wire hanger and dry cleaners bags. To decorate it I used scrap ribbon, leftover letter stickers and an old glass ornament.
To make this wreath, cut dry cleaners bags in strips (about half an inch). You will be left with a ton of plastic “rings”. Cut the ends of the rings. Fold the strips in half. Cut the fold. Fold in half again. Cut the fold. I did this about 3 times, when the strips were about 5-6″ long.
With the help of pliers, bend the wire to make a circle. Tie the strips tightly together next to each other until you no longer see the wire. Et voila! Plastic bag wreath is done!
You can recycle old glass ornaments by removing the old paint that it’s inside the balls. Simply take the cap off and fill the ornament with bleach and salt. Put the cap back on and shake it. Rinse and let it dry.
To make the hanging JOY inside the ornament, I used leftover alphabet stickers and carefully placed each letter on top of the edge of each other. I did the same thing on both sides so one can read from any angle. With the help with a safety pin, I poked a hole in the middle of the word.
I threaded the word with a thin fishing line, tied a tiny knot on one side and then threaded again through the ornament cap. Tied a knot from underneath the cap and tad-dah! Floating word ornament is done!
To make the wreath pop, I tied a red bow around the ornament and using a fishing line I tied the ornament onto the wreath. This was the easiest and the cheapest DIY project I’ve ever done!
Allison from New York Wedding Workshop sent me an email this morning offering free tickets ($50 value) to 4 VintageGlam readers. The workshop is Saturday, December 13th, from 10a to 12:30p. Brides will walk away with a fabulous gift bag!
When: Saturday, December 13th
Where:The Yale Club (50 Vanderbilt Avenue at 44th Street)
Why: Whether your wedding budget is $25,000 or $500,000, this economic climate demands that you get the best value for your dollar. Learn expert planner Lindsay Landmanâ€™s tricks of the trade starting with making a realistic budget, deciphering vendor pricing and negotiating a favorable contract. This is a workshop for every bride on every budget as great value always translates to getting more of what you want. Walk away with specific vendor referrals and bridal shopping tips to save you serious cash. Light brunch will be served.
Simply leave me a comment here and I’ll contact you with ticket information!