Learn how to put together a colorful coat hanger tablecloth wreath for Christmas, or other special occasions, using a common wire coat hanger and an inexpensive, plastic tablecloth.
I was shocked at the prices of store-bought wreaths this Christmas – and that’s why, when I saw this Christmas wreath made by my creative online friend, Martha Toliver, I was anxious to find out how she did it.
Martha said, “Hey, it’s easy – and here’s how!” So, with Martha’s permission, and my great pleasure, here’s how to make your own Christmas wreath for very little cost.
You Will Need:
» wire coat hanger
» pliable plastic table cloth in festive colors
» optional: Santa, elves, reindeer or other Christmas decorations
» optional: wire snips and ribbon; glue gun and glue sticks
1. Bend the wire coat hanger into the shape that you want for your wreath. This can be close to a circle shape or more like a diamond. Both are fine.
2. If you don’t want to hang your wreath from the coat hanger hook, use wire snips to cut it off. Replace the hook by tying on a loop of ribbon to use as a hanger.
3. Fold the plastic tablecloth in such a way that you will be able to cut it into multiple strips. You will need lots and lots of these! Cut a few test strips and tie them to the coat hanger to find out how wide and how long they should be for the best effect.
4. Cut as many strips from the tablecloth as necessary to fill the wreath completely. Tie each strip to the wire with a simple overhand knot.
5. Once the hanger is covered, adjust the position of the strips so they are more or less evenly spaced and the effect is fluffy and full.
6. At this point, the basic wreath is complete. If desired, add Christmas figures or decorations. A glue gun and glue sticks can come in handy if you’re placing figurines, but Christmas balls and other ornaments can also be tied in place with thread.
7. Finally, hang your wreath on the door or wall. Stand back. Admire!