Antique Wood Hanger Wreath – 5 Minute DIY

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!

antique wood hanger wreath

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.

antique wood hanger wreath supplies

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!

antique wood hanger wreath painted hanger

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 tutorial

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 cutting silk flowers

Antique Wood Hanger Wreath Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

antique wood hanger wreath

*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.

Let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to PIN THIS BELOW for later!

antique wood hanger wreath 5 minute diy shabbyfufu

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…

The Happy Housie // Rooms for Rent // The Turquoise Home // Finding Silver Pennies

Deeply Southern Home // Hallstrom Home // Shabbyfufu // Sincerely, Marie Designs //
The DIY Mommy

Lolly Jane // Happy Happy Nester // Amber Tysl // A Pretty Life

Place of My Taste // Love Create Celebrate // Modern Glam // Lemon Thistle

Town and Country Living // Clean and Scentsible // Summer Adams // Willow Street Interiors

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  1. Your wreath is gorgeous, Janet! What a fun idea to use a vintage hanger, and I’m obsessed with the soft colors. So, so pretty! xoxo

    1. Awww, you made my day Laura. Thank you!

  2. I can’t tell you how much I love all these amazing wreath ideas. Thanks for sharing them all Janet.

    1. Lots of fun ideas for sure Kristi. Have a wonderful day!

  3. This is so pretty, Janet! That hanger is lovely – and the soft warmth of the colours are perfect for the season. So glad you could be on this hop!

    1. Thanks Krista…I love participating in your hops!

    1. Joanne…so glad that you love the idea! Did you make one?

  4. This is so pretty and unique, Janet! I just adore that blue vintage hanger. The colors you choice pair with your home and style beautifully!

    1. Thank you so much Amanda…have a wonderful rest of your week!

  5. Janet,
    As always you amaze me with your incredible craft! The ribbon and the color of your clothes hanger have me mesmerized. I’m a ribbon junkie! I need to check out your painted ribbon post!

    1. Thanks Janine…much appreciate you stopping by and I’ll catch up with you soon!

  6. What a cute little thing! So clever and just the perfect fall touch for just about anywhere!

    1. Thank you Leslie…super quick and fun to make!

  7. Ok. I’m officially mad at myself right now. This is a beautiful piece you created. And guess what? I had a pink wooden one just like it. Yes, pink.
    And I know that I gave it away at my last tag sale when I was moving. Ugh. Thank you for this tutorial, though. It truly is lovely.

    1. Cindy…I think that there are plenty of wooden hangers around in thrifts, etc.. Maybe find one and paint it, or for a more rustic look you can leave as is. Enjoy your day!

  8. Oh my, that hanger is SO perfect as a wreath base! And I really love the romantic feel of the ribbons and flowers you chose…so so lovely

    1. Jo-Anna…I thank you so much for taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed this popular project! Enjoy your day…

    1. Thanks Summer….happy weekend and fall too!

  9. Janet, this wreath is my favorite! You are so talented and clever. All the antique elements are so beautiful!

    1. Awwww, thanks Ashley! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  10. This is so pretty, Janet. I love the vintage hanger too, the color is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much Danielle…a fun project for sure!