Patriotic Wreath Hack!

The Mrs.
by The Mrs.
What could be better than combining holiday decor, repurposing, and dollar store items?
Spring cleaning is here, so instead of throwing out or donating ALL those dry cleaning hangers and the twist ties from the bread that have piled up in the junk drawer, combine them with a few dollar store finds decor just in time. And on a great budget with DYI satisfaction!
Dollar store mesh

Dry cleaner hangers

Twist ties from the bread

Reduce, reuse, repurpose, redecorate!
After opening the wire hanger and getting it as straight as you can with just your hands, (no need to be perfectly straight) use the hanger as you would a needle and "thread" the mesh onto it. Be sure to alternate between the 2 middle rows while threading, so as to keep the mesh from tearing. The hanger is a perfect fit for the squares on the mesh!
After you have threaded all 3 colors, just twist the ends of the wire hanger, then fluff the mesh fabric. This serves as the middle of your wreath. Simply use as is, decorate, or as I have done, use as the center of the larger wreath as shown below!
Next, use 2 more dry cleaning, wire, hangers and wrap them together to create a large circle. Adjust to size and shape desired, then twist ends closed! Then add your mesh in alternating colors, securing the mesh to the wire hanger with the twist tie. ( I had cut 10 inch lengths of the mesh, then crinkled it up accordion style, then wrapped twist tie around the center of the accordioned mesh 1 time. Then wrapped the twist tie around the wire hanger to secure the mesh into place.
Continue the above steps until you have completly filled in your circle!
Use as is, decorate and hang, or as I have done here, place your smaller, threaded wreath inside the larger wreath! (If you secure the smaller wreath by twisting the inside hanger to the hangers used on the outside or larger wreath, be sure to fluff your mesh to cover where they are ajoined)
PRESTO! Hang as is, or decorate further to suit your taste!


* The mesh fabric was a dollar at my local dollar store.

You can use this for all seasons! Change colors and sizes as often as you want to accommodate your own styles and taste!

Have fun with it!!
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  • Janet Hagens Jones Janet Hagens Jones on Sep 20, 2016
    Did you use just one roll of each color to do both wreaths?

  • Bobbie Sue Harless Bobbie Sue Harless on Feb 01, 2017
    I have a hard time finding the ribnon or mesh what eber you call it

  • Teresa Parnell Rasbury Teresa Parnell Rasbury on Feb 28, 2018
    I'm looking for a way I can use bath scrubbies in place of mesh ribbon. Do you think different colors added together on a wire wreath and adding Easter embellishments would work? Thanks, Teresa

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