Antique wood hanger wreath with a 5 minute DIY that will set you apart from what everyone else is making for fall. It’s part of my dare to be different approach to decorating your home mantra, so read on for the scoop on this quick project! Scroll all the way down to see wreath projects from 20 other talented bloggers in the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Tour hosted by my friend Krista of The Happy Housie!
We’ve all seen them…the wreaths du jour and currently they are hoop wreaths. I first made one of these gold hoop wreaths a little bit ahead of the curve 5 years ago (see it HERE) simply because I like to use what I have on hand for crafting. I wanted this project to be straight out of my studio supply cabinet as well and poked around for supplies that would inspire me. This antique wood hanger wreath idea spoke to me after finding a dozen or so old wood hangers laying in a pile. After pulling this tattered piece out with the old seaside original paint I knew just what to do.
You can most definitely find a vintage wood hanger at just about any flea market. Grab them, because they just don’t make them like this anymore and they are great for a variety of crafts. If you indeed love crafting, keep a supply of ribbon on hand and I like a variety of dyable silk ribbon and rich velvet ribbon. Fellow crafters usually have fake flowers around and I rely on them so often for making things beautiful here at Shabbyfufu. You can find them in a variety of places and even thrift stores and yard sales!
This ribbon was some that I painted and for more, see this tutorial Learn How To Hand Paint Ribbon. There is also another DIY instructable for those interested in learning a simple technique on No Sew Ribbon Roses you might want to check out. I love the pastel peach ribbon for all things Autumn!
Antique Wood Hanger Wreath Supplies
- Vintage or Antique Wood Hanger, either painted or unpainted. They are fun with old store graphics printed too!
- Variety of ribbon scraps in various textures. Velvet is warm and and lovely for autumn.
- Fall silk flowers and again you can use scraps or leftovers from previous projects.
- Embellishments such as vintage jewelry bits, acorns, and anything else that speaks of fall.
- Trusty old hot glue gun.
Antique Wood Hanger Wreath Instructions
- To make this antique wood hanger wreath, begin by wrapping your ribbon around the hanger as shown above. There is no need to tie it, as you can grab it and hot glue your design to the ribbon around the front. *TIP* I wet my ribbon and scrunch it for the rumpled look you see. Use once dry.
- Grab a bunch of velvet ribbon and fold it creating loose loops and layer one snippet on top of the other to resemble a flower. Hot glue in the center to hold in place and use a broken piece of vintage jewelry to cover the center. Hot glue your loose velvet “flower” shape to the center of the hanger.
- To gain some dimension and depth on your antique wood hanger wreath, add a few select faux flowers on both ends. I play with it first before hot gluing to make sure that I like the way that it looks. Use fake autumn leaves as well as flowers.
*TIP* When working with faux silk flowers in a project like this, cut off the plastic stem as close to the flower pieces as possible. Then add a dab of hot glue to keep the layers from coming apart. Such a fun and FAST project to try for fall! Hang this anywhere…on a door handle, closet knob or stick a nail on the wall and hang from there.
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Today I’m excited to be joining a group of over 20 other talented bloggers who are also sharing a Fall DIY wreath tutorial with you! Hop over to see what my friends are sharing…