I don’t know what it is about “simple” and “free” that sends my little heart into orbit, but I’m just built that way: simple and free feeds my soul.
Check out what happened when coat hangers collided with fresh boxwood cut from my front yard.
I’m not saying these tiny, happy little wreaths will completely change your entire holiday experience…
But I’m not saying they won’t.
All I’m saying is this: once I made three for the backs of my barstools, I found myself tearing through the entire house like a velociraptor, ripping through closets furiously and hungrily, hunting for MORE WIRE HANGERS. I need MORE and MORE wreaths! They are so tiny and versatile and SIMPLE AND FREE.
(I saw some similar wreaths on pinterest where they used embroidery hoops, which I thought was super cool — but I didn’t want to have to actually buy the embroidery hoops. When the lightbulb came on to use wire coat hangers instead? I danced a Christmas jig! I heard the herald angels sing! It was a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!)
I mean look at this. Wire coat hanger. Cut in half. Looped around.
Wrapped in boxwood branches with floral wire, over and over again until you can’t take it anymore: you have to go hang it on things.
YOU HAVE TO HANG IT ON EVERYTHING.
Could you hang them in windows? YOU COULD. Could you use a WHOLE coat hanger and make a larger version? YOU COULD. Could you make a hundred, pile them in the middle of the room, run and leap into the pile, throwing them around happily and swimming in them because they’re just so good?! YOU COULD!
You may want to close the blinds first. The neighbors might not understand.
You know what it would cost you to do that? Practically nothing. Wire hangers. Floral wire. Boxwood clippings. It’s virtually free. I think this may be my favorite Christmas craft of all time. OF ALL TIME.
Just LOOK at them.
UGH. I want to eat them. I will sprinkle them with salt and swallow them whole.
Go forth and make 50. You will not regret it.
Do you make wreaths from fresh greens? Does your heart go pitter-patter over simple and free like mine does?
P.S.: Come back tomorrow for my holiday house tour! In the meantime, you can check out the other home tours here.