Wreaths constructed with a foam backing can deteriorate more quickly that ones created with a wire backing. If you have trouble locating a wire wreath at a decorating or department store, you can actually make your own wire wreath using a few basic materials that can often be found around your house. This will also allow you to customize the wreath with your favorite silk greenery.
Things You'll Need
- Coat hanger
- Silk vines, flowers and branches
- Needle nosed pliers
- Medium-gauge wire
- Wire cutters
Stretch out a wire coat hanger into a circular shape using needle nosed pliers. Do not bend the coat hanger's hook, as you can use it later to hang up the finished wreath.
Place silk vines, flowers and branches against the top portion of the bent wire, and wrap a medium-gauge wire around it to secure the greenery onto the wire.
Add another bunch of silk greenery about 3 inches from the first, and wrap wire around it as before.
Keep adding on the silk greenery and wire until you have completed the wreath.
Cut off the excess wire using wire cutters.
Bend the clipped wires around the bent coat hanger to conceal it before hanging up the wire wreath.
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