Sunday, September 04, 2011

5 Minute Garland Wreath

I made this today specifically for The Nester's wreath link party.  She's the one that really inspired my blogging journey so I felt all kinds of urgings to join this party.

I kept waiting for a brilliant idea to hit me, but it never did.  At least I came up with something simple and easy (at the last minute).
The Ragamuffin Garland Wreath!

This ragamuffin garland (which I learned to make from The Nester) was hanging in my kitchen at the top of the blackboard wall

Will someone please explain to me why I had Halloween-colored decor hanging in my house year round?  Why did no one (friends or family) bring this to my attention?  And none of you in the blogging community?  I actually mentioned this thing in a post!  I thought it was awesome when I first put it up.  Shows what I know.

Anyway, it's making a perfect wreath for this season.  Of course the five minutes don't include making the garland itself... you really could take any kind of ready-made garland and make a wreath in 2 or 3 minutes if you wanted to.  Mine took 5 because I was too stubborn and cheap to buy a wreath form.

I used wire hangers instead
pop this thing out of the ends of the cardboard tube

untwist the top part of your hangers

and then twist two hangers into a ring

Then I had this brilliant idea to use safety pins to attach the garland to the ring.  Wait, what?!?!  This thing is begging to be tied to the hanger ring thing.  Much easier.  I tied it to the form in about 6 places.

And then you have this
Ta-da!!!  5 minutes.  Even including the safety pin fiasco.

I really wanted to submit the post about the paper plate/coffee bean/felt sunflower wreath, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't count as a wreath

Oh well.  At least I have something new on my door for fall!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  And be sure to check out that wreath party!



  1. I love the ragamuffin wreath - Nester is so kind to throw such a fabulous party where we can meet so many talented people! Thank you for sharing.

    xoxo michele

  2. They are both very pretty! Love your chalk board wall!

  3. What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day!

  4. oh i meant to tell you that garland you have in your kitchen screams Halloween, haha! I'm kidding. It didn't even occur to me. Love it as a wreath and that's what I call aquick project!

  5. That looks great - and I really love that big sunflower!

  6. I'm still laughing about your garland, but it seemed to go well with your chalkboard wall. Isn't it funny how we don't notice things, then all of a sudden they just scream at us? Anyway, I like your wreath. (When Halloween is over, you can take it apart and hang the garland back up. hehehe)

  7. I need quick and easy! Great idea! Come check

  8. I think your sunflower wreath would have totally counted also. It's beautiful : )

  9. I love the wreath! This would be a great project to link up to my Shabby Shares link party at I would love it if you would come on over and link up :)
    Renee @ Rustic Crafts

  10. What are you talking about...your sunflower is totally a wreath! I love that. I'm inspired to get something on my own front door now! :)

  11. i love wreaths!!! thanks for sharing this one:)

  12. Love this wreath! Thanks for linking it up at Trendy Treehouse!

  13. that sunflower wreath TOTALLY counts! I still love it. If you get sick of it, send it my way.

  14. That is too funny about the garland but it looks like it worked great with the chalkboard wall. Your wreath is awesome! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

  15. Jamie, both the rag wreath and sunflower are beautiful! So different, yet both so artfully done.

    Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!


  16. this is so fun!! I love it!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  17. Thanks for linking up to Things I've Done Thursday! Hope you'll join in again this week!


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