How to Make Wreaths Out of Coat Hangers

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How to Make Wreaths Out of Coat Hangers
A wreath can be hung year round. (Christmas wreath image by William Berry from

Wreaths aren't just for Christmas anymore, they're used to decorate homes year round. No longer held hostage by the use of the primary colours of Christmas, we can freely express ourselves in the choice of materials including a full range of colours. Bending a wire coat hanger into a circle for a traditional round wreath is an age old tradition. Here's how to make a quick, sumptuous coat hanger wreath.

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Things you need

  • 3-5 different coloured fabric
  • Scissors
  • Wire coat hanger
  • Pliers

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  1. 1

    Collect up to five different colours of cotton or blended cotton fabric. Scraps from sewing projects or other craft projects will work.

  2. 2

    Cut a minimum of 120, two by seven-inch strips. Divide the 120 by the number of different colour or printed fabrics chosen for the wreath.

  3. 3

    Shape the hanger into a circle. Use a pliers if necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • White wire coat hangers are the most malleable and easiest to work with.
  • For a crisper looking wreath, spray starch the fabric and press with an iron before cutting into two by seven-inch strips.
  • Try making a country style wreath by cutting up old, worn out blue jeans. Tie on a traditional red farmer's handkerchief for a bow.

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