Thursday, December 2, 2010

White Christmas Wreath

I love this wreath I just finished! :D  It was inspired by Krafty Kat (she has a tutorial on this), and it looked so simple and pretty that I just had to try it too. :)
It's made out of a wire hanger, plastic sandwich baggies and Christmas decorations from last year.  I used roughly 150 small baggies, and tied them around the wire after I shaped it into a circle.  The hook part of the hanger I bent down so as to make a loop so that the wreath can be hung up by it.  You have to push the tied baggies tightly together around the wreath to get this poofy effect. :)
And then I added (with a glue gun) some mini Christmas baubles that I still had stored in a sealed packet since last year Christmas, because I didn't know what to do with them as my Christmas tree already had TONS of ornaments on.  And then tied on a (plastic) candy cane too - because sweets are yum, and I love the little mistletoe on there.
Doesn't this look too special?!?!  Who'd have thought plastic sandwich bags could ever make something so pretty? :)  I can't wait to hang it up tomorrow!

LINKY PARTIES linked to:
All Thingz Related
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Beyond The Picket Fence
Poppies @ Play - entered for the Christmas Craft Contest (Wreaths & Signs)
Singing Three Little Birds
The Scrap Shoppe
Tales From Bloggeritaville 
Craft-O-Maniac

My wreath was featured here!!

All Thingz Related! :D
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13 comments:

Robin said...

Love this! I'm thinkin minus the red ornaments and candy cane you could leave this up all winter long!
Thanks for linking up!
xo
Robin

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx for stopping by! :) Good idea, maybe add some mini pine cones for the winter one. :D

Jane said...

This is fun! I bet my students would enjoy this project. I'll have to file this one away for parent gifts.

Andy Porter said...

I would never have guessed that was made out of sandwich bags! How clever that is! I love how you've embellished it! So cute! Thanks for entering the craft contest!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Jane, this is perfect for students, it's so easy! :)
Andy, I know, i can't believe sandwich bags could be so pretty, hehehe! :) Tnx for visiting! :)

Mrs. Petrie said...

I love that it's frugal and cute!

Ann said...

Just adorable!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx Mrs Petrie & Ann!! :)

Tammy said...

I love your wreath, too....Great minds think alike...Great job!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx Tammy, so true! Tee hee! :)
And tnx for stopping by! :D

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

How creative! I haven't seen one of these made with sandwich baggies. It looks really cute! I love the extra addition of the candy cane. Thank you so much for linking up to Homemade Christmas!

Naturally Me Creations said...

You're welcome Michele, and thanx for visiting! :D

Anonymous said...

I made a wreath like this way back in the mid 70's for my Mom and she hung it on the front door for years at Christmas. I might try one again this year.