Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Repurposed Christmas Wreath


On one of my recent thrift shopping excursions, I came across this set of vintage plastic holly string of lights.  They were in a bag for only $1.49 so I decided to take a chance with it.  They are not perfect as some of the lights are not working so I decided to make a wreath with them.  That way, when they were wound together you wouldn't notice that a few didn't work.



I took an old wire hanger and made a wreath form.  I wound the lights around so that the plug in was at the bottom.








I then took some of the frosted pine cones I made (see link on how to here:  http://dickybirdsnest.blogspot.com/2013/12/frosted-pinecones.html  ) and wired them on the wreath.



It was missing something...so I decided to make a felt holly ornament to add.  The link on how to make this is here:  http://dickybirdsnest.blogspot.com/2013/12/felt-holly-ornament.html



I liked how it turned out.  Total cost less than $2.  I love to repurpose old things and add new life to them.  Now I will have a "treasure" till the rest of the lights burn out.. :).

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

Merry Craftmas!

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1 comment:

Felecia Cofield said...

What a nice wreath, Jacky! Thanks for the tutorial! Great up-cycle! Blessings from Bama!