We all love decorating our homes! We do as much as we can afford but we want to do it nicely. If you’re like me, you would do much more. The only problem is that it is such a huge expense! I was in Pier One a couple of weeks ago and saw their “Fall Chair Wreath” hanging on one of their chairs. I looked at the price….$9.99. Times that by 6? That’s $60.00 (plus tax) Dollars. You could by only two and place them on the head chairs……not bad at $20.00. But did you see it? Looks a bit sad to me! Now if you follow the link I placed below it, you will see what it looks like on their website. That’s pretty impressive. I love the color of the Sunflower. But how do you know if that’s what you would get?
Looks a bit sad to me! Now if you follow the link I placed below it, (just above this paragraph) you will see what it looks like on their website. That’s pretty impressive. I love the color of the Sunflower. But how do you know if that’s what you would get? You could return it if you did not like it…..or you can make your own for half the price! Like I did here….
$$ Fall Chair Wreath Tutorial
One wreath (this one is 9″ outside across), Ribbon ( I used about half of the roll so if you make multiples you can make them for less than the $5 each!), Glue, (I nearly always use Loctite Go2 Gel!), A wire coat hanger, a pair of diagonal cutters, a pair of pliers (for holding hanger and bending), and 3 floral pics.
Just a day or so after seeing the wreath at Pier One, I was at the Dollar Store (I mean the real “only $1.00” Dollar Store) not the $$ Dollar(s) (plural) Store. You know the “General” one I’m talking about that is not really a $ Store at all! Anyway, when I am there, I always have a good look about for anything new and inspiring and came upon the wreaths…..liked it! I also grabbed a roll of the lovely ribbon ( a full 3 yards of 2.5″ wired!) that I had seen on another aisle!
Confession…..I did not buy the floral pics at the Dollar Store. They were nicer and cheaper at Walmart. I bought them for 98 cents each. The Sunflower has a clip on back.
The How To’s
Take your wire coat hanger and using your diagonal cutters, clip just below the bow of the hanger twist. Leave enough metal to curl, as shown below.
holding the hanger with the pliers, use the diagonal cutters to create a curl in each of the two ends of the hanger where you cut it. This is to give it some “meat” to glue onto the ribbon. Now twist the hook of the hanger a quarter turn so that it looks like the sample above. Take your pliers and cutters and turn the tip of the hanger to the side. This is so that nothing sharp can gouge or tear your upholstery or guest. (It’s never good to injure guests!)
Apply a generous amount of gel glue to the curl you made at the tip of the hanger, place it on the underside of the ribbon and fold the end of the ribbon over it, applying glue as necessary to hold it.
After a few seconds it has enough “hold” to lean it on some contraption in order to let the glue set firmly. (my contraption was one of the floral pics, which I used to balance the base of the glued hanger on while the ribbon and glue dried on the “tip” end.
After the tip end was secure I laid the hanger piece down onto the ribbon and glued the two curls at the base of the hanger to the ribbon as well (see above). This is what the finished hanger end of the Fall Chair Wreath should look like.
Tie Up The Loose Ends…..So to Speak!
As you can see, I did not cut any portion of ribbon off of the 3-yard spool. I attached the hanger to the end of the whole spool of ribbon. When the hanger end glue is set, run the yarn spool through the wreath form, unrolling the ribbon till it is the length you want plus enough to wrap around the thickness of the wreath form. Next, glue the ribbon to itself around the form. Make your bow, (you’re probably better at making bows than I) and glue the bow to the ribbon base where it was attached to the Fall Chair Wreath form. Let it dry.
After the ribbon and hanger all that is left is to attach your three Floral Pics where you want them. I placed my flower just to the right of bottom center then tucked one pick end up under it from above and another from the left bottom center.
This Fall Chair Wreath did not take much time at all if you do not count glue drying time. It’s not complicated either. I hope the tutorial is clear enough. I would read it over once then follow step by step and make sure your hanger looks the same as mine. That’s all there is
Now hang your Lovely $5.00 Fall Chair Wreaths on your dining table and stand back and admire your beautiful and talented handy work and pat yourself on the back for spending less than HALF of what you would, had you bought them pre-made! Your family and guests are going to be so impressed by your Fall Chair Wreaths that you may be asked to make some for them as well!
I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather! If you make a Fall Chair Wreath, I would love for you to post a pic in comments or leave us your Insta name so we can view it there! See ya soon!
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