So if you guys are like me, I am constantly online researching new ideas and crafts and techniques. It’s exhaustingly fun! I came across these YouTube videos where they make wreaths out of plastic table cloths and I thought “Heck yea! I’ve got to try that!” I’ll post the links to the videos I found helpful at the bottom of this blog.
It looked easy. You cut up plastic, rectangular table cloths into strips and tie them onto a wire form, if that’s a 4 ring metal form or a single metal wreath form or even a bent, rounded out coat hanger.
It is easy and time consuming. Once I got the hang of cutting the table cloths it went much faster. I will do another post on the folding and cutting when I get ready to cut a new one.
Here is what I’ve made so far…
I have a four ring wreath form. The red table cloth is from Dollar General. It is very slick and I really like working with it. I think it makes for a smooth and fuller look. The black and white one came from Dollar Tree. It was harder to work with because it was very clingy and thin. I had to work for an extra hour to get all the pieces separated because when you cut them they stay clumped together. I think that this is just the nature of the material for the patterned table cloth because I have another patterned cloth with flamingos on it and that one felt like paper.
Some of the videos have you tying on each of the inner two rings. I think that is excessive. I work on a budget, a tight budget. One row is fluffy enough I think.
This is my tying technique…
I tied on two white and then two black and white
Here is where I’m at and this is what is left after working on this project.
Last two decisions I have to make is
1. If I want the last section to be red or black and white
2. If I want to add anything more like ribbons, flowers or such.
I am excited about this wreath and can not wait to make another one! It is super light and weather proof because it’s plastic! And it is easy to make on a budget!
I’ve got to be honest with you, I don’t know how long this has taken me to make. I’m horrible about keeping track of things like that. I do know once I started tying, it was only 2 hours to get everything tied on because I watched 2 hour long episodes of Law and Order: SVU. I don’t really like this show and it’s better than the news or anything else we got on our bunny ear reception.
Good luck! Have fun!
Any questions just contact me 🙂