Tie some fabric around a hanger- BOOM Valentine's Wreath! If you watch Conan you'll know I'm referring to Bill Hull's Holiday tips. On to the wreath...
You know what makes me oh so happy? Not spending a penny and getting crafty!
After making my Valentine's Day bulletin board I was still in Valentine's mode and decided to make something else for the lovely month of February for the classroom or home. I did some searching around on the net and found some wreaths made from hangers and decided that was the route I was taking.
-Wire clothes hanger
-Pliers (oops forgot to include that in the picture below)
Here's how I made my heart wreath:
First, I unraveled the top of the hanger.
Grabbed the middle and pulled down.
Started bending it into the shape of a heart...
and attached the ends back together by twisting them with pliers.
I played around with the wire a little more until I was happy with my heart shape. It doesn't have to be perfect by any means because the fabric will help hide any imperfections.
Onto the fabric:
I used pinking sheers and cut pieces of fabric about 1 inch wide and about 6 inches long. I did absolutely NO measuring, which is a plus if you ask me. Some strips were crooked, some were a little wider, some were a little longer, but the great thing about this project is... it doesn't matter! I feel like just wrote a line to a Dr. Seuss book with that last sentence.
Tying the fabric on is super easy. Just tied it around the wire one time.
You will need a lot of strips of fabric for this. This is a great project to pull out in the evening and sit in front of the TV and cut and tie your fabric around the hanger.
To give it a little something extra, I cut a few strips of fabric with a small pattern and tied them about every 5 inches. To finish the heart, I grabbed some ribbon and determined how long I wanted my heart to hang down. I took the two ends of the ribbon and tied them together (pretty much just made a circle) and looped it around the top part of the heart.
Then I just twisted and turned the fabric and fluffed as needed.
BOOM- Valentine's wreath!
Isn't it so cute!? This would be great to hang on your classroom door or on one of your classroom walls. It's even cute for the home! Have your ever used a clothes hanger for a wreath or another type of project? If not you should give it a try. With spending little or no money you don't have anything to lose!
I would love to see pictures of your Valentine's creations!