Winters Wreath

Linda kelley
by Linda kelley
3 Materials
$6
30 Minutes
Easy

With Christmas being over, and the season still ringing in my heart, I know I am going to have a hard time putting Christmas away in a few days. I seem to always do. I had a beautiful Christmas, and I hope all of you did also! With the winter here for another couple of months, I’m getting started on making some pretty winter decorations. I’m starting with this is a very easy wreath to make. Fun and easy for children! All you need for this is a box of sandwich bags and a wire hanger. I picked up the bags at the dollar store. Now in retrospect, I should have used the plain baggies that you twist tie with wire. I will show you later why. Just pull down on bottom of hanger to make a circle.

Take one baggie, and tie around the hanger….do not knot

As you can see in the photo on the right, the bags a bit thick where it was tied around the wire.This wouldn’t have been so if I used the plain baggies with no fold top.(I should have stuck with my search, perhaps Walmart.) I have had the flu the last couple of days and have been pampering myself.

So anyway, you go around tying the bags all around the wire..I was watching a movie while doing this…goes by faster.

When you are finished, you need to go around and fluff the ends of the bags, so you have a round fluffy wreath. I then was looking for some ribbon to put on the wreath. I love this wired ribbon..it has sequins and snowflakes …and looks sooo pretty!!

Tie it to the top of wreath around the hangers top….

I had found that pretty snowflake in the center of the wreath at the dollar store at Christmastime. I just hung it on the back of the top of hanger….I think it looks so pretty! What do you think?

(If you have Dry cleaner bags, any thin, clear plastic, you can do this....but It wouldn't be doubled like this and edges as full)

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Suggested materials:
  • Wire Hanger   (friend)
  • Baggies   (dollar store)
  • Ribbon   (On Hand)
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  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Jan 05, 2017
    Did you see my similar one I posted before Christmas . I did it in the same way but cut strips from larger bags.

  • Gail B Gail B on Jan 06, 2017
    Looks beautiful! About how many bags/boxes of bags did you use?

  • Bry Bry on Jan 28, 2022

    Yours is lovely! Many, many (like maybe 60) years ago, when I was a kid, the church ladies made wreaths using cut strips from plain plastic dry cleaner bags. Each strip was twist-tied to the hanger circle. (Can you imagine all the time it took to cut those slippery bags?) I've still got one of those wreaths. I made the mistake of hanging it above the mantle with candles about 18" below. The smoke make the pretty wreath dingy and the heat crinkled a bit of the edges. I gave it a bath in the tub and that helped a lot but it's not as pretty as it used to be. Regardless, it's one of my most cherished Christmas items. So, these wreaths can last forever and are worth it to make!

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  • Vicki Howe Vicki Howe on Jun 18, 2020

    We made these wreaths 30 plus years ago using white kitchen trash bags cut in strips. Also they have colored bags at the dollar stores you can use for other holidays. They can be beautiful. I have some for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

  • Linda kelley Linda kelley on Jun 18, 2020

    Thank you for the info. You can also spray paint them!!

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