Fall Wreath Made From Plastic Bags

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by Single Girl's DIY
5 Materials
2 Hours

Have you ever thought of upcycling all of those plastic grocery store bags that pile up at home?

Grab a handful of the bags and make a cute wreath for your front door. Not only are you repurposing the items, but they are free!

Which makes this wreath costs just a couple dollars to make!

How to Make a Plastic Bag Wreath

I’d suggest also watching my Youtube video below to see how I made this wreath. There is also a printable How-To Card found on my original blog post, as well.


  • Plastic bags (I used 15 bags)
  • Wire wreath form (I used a 14-inch Dollar Tree wreath form)
  • Decorations (I used artificial leaves)
  • Double Sided Tape (you could also use glue)
  • Fishing Line (optional)
  • Ribbon (I used wire-edged ribbon)


Step 1

Cut plastic bags into strips. I cut off the handles of my plastic bags to begin with. Then I cut out any areas where there was printed wording.

Next, I cut big squares of the plastic bags. You can choose whatever size you want, but I did approximately 3 inches X 4 Inches.

Step 2

Tie each square to the wreath form individually. You just need to tie the ends together in one knot to secure. No need to double tie.

Add as many squares tied to the wreath as you’d like.

I only tied plastic strips to the inner and outer edges of the form, and they covered the inner two wires fine.

I left the bottom portion of my wreath uncovered, because I was really tired of adding plastic strips!

Cover the entire wreath form if you want to.

Step 3

Now add decorations. I used faux fall leaves on the bottom of my wreath.

I attached with double-sided tape, by adding tape to the backside of the leaf and pressed it onto the plastic.

I’ve also tied a few stems of the leaves directly to the wreath form with fishing line.

Step 4

Add a bow. I made two different bows with ribbon. I tied them like normal. Then I attached them individually to the wreath form with fishing line.

I show how I made the wreath in my Youtube video. I be thrilled if you watched it and if you subscribed to my channel!

This wreath was so easy to make!

I have lots of DIY wreath tutorials that you might like to browse, too!

And I share lots more Dollar Tree crafts on SingleGirlsDIY.com

Suggested materials:
  • Plastic Bags   (Grocery Store)
  • Wire Wreath Form   (Dollar Tree)
  • Double Sided Tape   (Amazon)
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  • Dawn English Dawn English on Nov 10, 2021

    Just think if everyone did this! One for the spring, summer, and fall! It would be wonderful and would lessen our carbon footprint while making everyone’s home more beautiful. I’m wondering if spray painting them green or white, and adding a spray glue and glitter with ornaments and greenery would work in the winter time around the holidays?

    Thank you for the wonderful suggestion I may just do that this weekend.

  • Linda Linda on Nov 10, 2021

    Can you paint it a different color or would it damage the bags

  • Micki Micki on Nov 09, 2022

    What a great artistic idea. The wreath is so pretty …..hard to believe it was made from plastic bags! I bet it could be lightly spray painted without ruining the plastic…. metallic gold with a big gold-green-red bow and a few small shiny colored round ornaments? … or green with big red bow, jingle bells, etc.? How about some spray glue with gold, silver or a colored glitter. This is giving me lots of ideas….they might work, they might not.

    I am going to try this one like yours first.

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  • Bronxgirlcl Bronxgirlcl on Nov 10, 2022

    I made this three years ago when my newspaper began coming in orange plastic bags. Perfect fall wreath and these stayed out of the landfill.

  • Nan32484666 Nan32484666 on Nov 10, 2022

    I put wreaths on family graves. These would be perfect!

    • Single Girl's DIY Single Girl's DIY on Nov 10, 2022

      What a great remembrance gift. Yes, they would be perfect! And would last so long, compared to other types of wreaths and flowers.