A Christmas Wreath Made of Scarves



Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! At our house it's time to start thinking about the Christmas season. Yay! We love decorating for Christmas... the ornaments, the wreaths, the lights, OH MY!!

I love making wreaths of all kinds and earlier this fall I decided I wanted to make a new Christmas wreath for the front door. I just had to wait until I found the three things I needed to put it together. Scarves...just three scarves. That's all I needed... a red one, a white one, and a green one.

Here's a peek at my new wreath.

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Here are my supplies: three $1 thrifted scarves and a good sturdy coat hanger. I found the red and white scarves about a month ago and I was just waiting to find a green one, and I finally found  one last week. The scarves needed to be a similar weight and length. The ones I'm using are lightweight, but very fluffy.

Using pliers I undid the threaded part of the coat hanger, broke off the hanger part by bending it back and forth, and then straightened out what was left. Then I bent it into a circle and joined it together with gorilla tape.

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I grabbed each scarf in its centre and held them all together in my hand. Then I began wrapping the three scarves around the hanger, making sure the colours stayed in the same order. (Because I'm obsessive like that. lol.)

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Here's what it looked like when I was finished wrapping all the way around the hanger. I wrapped an elastic band around the ends of the scarves and arranged how I wanted them to hang.

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Then, because I thought it needed a little something more, I added a $1 thrifted brooch to give it a little bling. A little bling never hurt anybody. lol.

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And here's my finished wreath. I could add more embellishments, but I like the simplicity of it just the way it is.

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This wreath was a piece of Christmas cake to make, and it cost me just $4.

I love the fact that the scarves are just wrapped around the hanger, so I can easily change this wreath next year if I want to. I think just using the red and white ones would make a lovely candy cane looking wreath. Scarves can be found in so many colours, so it would be so easy to match any Christmas decor. 

Tuula :)

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34 comments:

  1. I love it! I love that shade of green with red.

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    1. Thanks Carlene! I just love decorating for Christmas. It's so much fun! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  3. Ohh great idea!!.. Super cute blog!, I really like it!.. Would you like follow each other?, via GFC?. Let me know, and I'd lovely follow you back.

    Kisses

    www.marianasite.com

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    1. Thanks very much Mariana! I really appreciate you visiting!

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  4. Hello Tuula

    Go ahead, no problem with using my icon. Tried to get you through your follow button on my page but it took me to a page full of adverts connected to air ports here.!!

    Interesting way of making a Christmas wreath.

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    1. Thanks so much Barbara! That's very strange. I appreciate you letting me use your button.

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  5. What a great idea!
    Looks awesome!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll definitely be stopping by!

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  6. Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you'd stop by my blog and follow me back.

    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

    Thanks,
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Sarah, and following! I'll be popping over to check out your blog!

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  7. So pretty! Love the brighter shade of green, it makes the whole wreath pop! And I remember when those fuzzy scarves were all the rage at local gift shops. Now they are showing up in thrift stores - funny how that works!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! All the passing fads seem to end up in thrift shops eventually, and it's so fun to find other ways to use things. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  8. Hmmm, I don't know what happened but we're good now!!

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    1. Great Sarah! I love your little icon. So cute!

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  9. You've been nominated for the Liebster Award!
    http://southernchiclove.blogspot.com/2012/11/liebster-award.html

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    1. Thanks so much Leshia! I appreciate you thinking of me.

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  10. The green really makes the wreath pop. Great idea using the scarves.

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    1. Thanks so much Donna! I appreciate you stopping by for a visit.

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  11. Ha, that's an awesome idea, love how it looks!

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    1. Thanks so much Mel! I love an easy project every once in awhile. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Absolutely beautiful and such a great idea!! I love it. I hope to have my burlap candy cane wreath posted by tomorrow. The last part of your post made me think about that. I can't seem to get caught up. LOL Thank you so much for sharing each week at A Bouquet of Talent. Always a pleasure having you. :)

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I know the feeling. lol. I've got so many Christmas decorating ideas and there's no way I'll have time to do them all. It's such fun to try though. Can't wait to see your wreath. I'm sure it's fabulous!

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  13. What a fun idea, to use scarves to make a wreath. It turned out darling, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much Rita! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  14. Tuula, What a creative way to make a Christmas scarf wreath. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


    Jody

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  15. What an awesome wreath! So simple, but beautiful!!

    Thanks for partying with us at Keep Calm & Link Up last week! Our party is starting a tad later this Thursday evening at 9 PM EST! Come join us when you get a chance sometime this weekend...can't wait to see what you've been working on.
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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    1. Thanks so much Meredith! It's so much fun to link up every week and see what everyone is doing. So inspirational!
      Tuula :)

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  16. Gorgeous wreath!!!!!!!!!!! I love the cool fluffy scarves you used, especially that green one. Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

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    1. Thanks so much Tonna! It's always a pleasure to join the party. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. That's so clever! :) And affordable! I feel you are a kindred spirit.

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    1. Thank you so much Marissa! I do like finding affordable ways of doing things. It's actually a lot of fun too!

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