I love making wreaths of all kinds and earlier this fall I decided I wanted to make a new Christmas wreath for the front door. I just had to wait until I found the three things I needed to put it together. Scarves…just three scarves. That’s all I needed… a red one, a white one, and a green one.
Here are my supplies: three $1 thrifted scarves and a good sturdy coat hanger. I found the red and white scarves about a month ago and I was just waiting to find a green one, and I finally found one last week. The scarves needed to be a similar weight and length. The ones I’m using are lightweight, but very fluffy.
Using pliers I undid the threaded part of the coat hanger, broke off the hanger part by bending it back and forth, and then straightened out what was left. Then I bent it into a circle and joined it together with gorilla tape.
I grabbed each scarf in its centre and held them all together in my hand. Then I began wrapping the three scarves around the hanger, making sure the colours stayed in the same order. (Because I’m obsessive like that. lol.)
Here’s what it looked like when I was finished wrapping all the way around the hanger. I wrapped an elastic band around the ends of the scarves and arranged how I wanted them to hang.
Then, because I thought it needed a little something more, I added a $1 thrifted brooch to give it a little bling. A little bling never hurt anybody. lol.
And here’s my finished wreath. I could add more embellishments, but I like the simplicity of it just the way it is.
This wreath was a piece of Christmas cake to make, and it cost me just $4.
I love the fact that the scarves are just wrapped around the hanger, so I can easily change this wreath next year if I want to. I think just using the red and white ones would make a lovely candy cane looking wreath. Scarves can be found in so many colours, so it would be so easy to match any Christmas decor.
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Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!