06th Dec2011

Coat Hanger Wreath

by Dinah Wulf
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Coat Hanger Wreath written by Michal Sparks

My quick coat hanger wreath is one of those holiday decorations that you can make with
just stuff from your house and yard. The only item you might need is thin wire
such as green florist wire that can be found at any craft store.

OK, first you need, a coat hanger, greens, wire and pliers.

Now as for the greens, look around your yard and be creative, magnolia, yew, ivy,
juniper, all sorts of pine, rose hips (sans thorns!) This not a big wreath so
you don’t need much.

You want to get rid of the cardboard bottom of the hanger. If you are using a classic
hanger don’t worry about it, your wreath will just be larger.

        Using your pliers just bend it into a circle and hook the two ends together and bend them closed.

Now start wrapping wire around the greens. Continue to add greens and wrap them all the
way around the hanger circle. You can make it as full as you like and mix the
different greens together, the colors really work! Keep in mind the hanger
“hook” at the top and try to have enough greens on so it will be partially hidden.

Now that all your greens are on it is time to embellish.

I used some wild rose hips for just a touch of color. I just tucked them under some of
the wire that was already wound around.

For my ribbon I used a piece of a green striped shirt from my scrap basket.

Last I added a tag made from antique book pages glued onto a piece of cardboard. I had
water colored it red for a bit of color.

This wreath would make a great little hostess gift or a hand delivered Christmas card!

Have fun with it and be creative!

To see more of Michal’s work, visit her Etsy Shop, A Clever Spark!

Check out more of Michal’s tutorials:

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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