This simple Personal Monogram wreath craft project is great for anyone who loves to hang a wreath on their front door. This simple Personal Monogram wreath also makes a great hostess gift to take to your next dinner party!
Using simple materials like hangers, dryer cleaner bags, and a little time you can create an inexpensive and unique hostess gift that will last for years.
If you do not have any dry cleaning bags you could substitute plastic wrap from the roll or even sandwich bags (the cheap kind that do not seal shut).
In the end you will end up with a clearish white colored Personal Monogram wreath that looks perfect with any embellishment you want to add on.
To Make This Personal Monogram wreath Out of Recycle Dry Cleaner Bags You Will Need:
Dry Cleaner Bags (zip loc bags, plastic sandwich bags, or even garbage bags)
Hangers (the wire kind, one for each letter)
The first step is to go ahead and unwind your metal hangers. I like to put on a pair of gloves and twist out the hanger part. Then open the metal hanger and pull it out flat as possible. Leave ether hook part in place.
Now, go ahead and form letter forms out of the wire hangers. You want to use one hanger for each letter.
Once you have each letter formed use floral wire to hook them together. To do this simple lay your wire wreath frame letters side by side on a table. Cut off a 24 inch piece of wire. Start wrapping it around the two points the monogram letters touch. If you are using three letters, then do this for all three letters. The sturdy floral wire will hold the wreath wire frame together.
Have the hook remain in place at the top. You can from the circle and then bend the hook so it is upright.
If you want to make a smaller Personal Monogram wreath out of this recycled craft material, then cut off a few inches from the non-hook end of your hanger. This will allow you to form a smaller letter.
Now, take you plastic dry cleaner bags. Start cutting them into small strips. I like strips of plastic that are about 2 inches wide and about 6 inches long. You can make them wider and longer if you wish. If you go much longer than 8 inches though, you will have a somewhat droopy Personal Monogram wreath.
You will need a lot of these strips of plastic, so get the kids involved!
Now, take one strip and tie it in a knot around the metal frame. Anywhere you want. Tie ties in half exactly so that you end up with two equal ends of plastic sticking out.
You want to have the ends sticking out towards the front of the Personal Monogram wreath.
Now, repeat this step over and over.
Each time turn the plastics strips so the knot is at the back and the strips are facing front.
Repeat this until you have a full Personal Monogram wreath.
You should use the original hook to hang the homemade Personal Monogram wreath.
Now, you can add some color.
One way is to spray paint the entire Personal Monogram wreath with a coat of spray paint after you have attached all of the strips of plastic.
You could also use rolls of the colored plastic wrap to make you strips. Simply roll the plastic wrap out, cut the strips and tie them on as before.
Black and colored plastic garbage bags also work well.
Finally, you could mist the entire assembled Personal Monogram wreath with a spray adhesive. Lightly sprinkle on fine glitter until you have it coated. Tap the Personal Monogram Wreath off in a garbage bag to save any glitter that did not stick.