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How to Make a Wreath Using Plastic Bags
How to Make a Wreath Using Plastic Bags

Plastic Bag Easter Wreath Craft

Submitted by Barbi Johnson
A visitor named Barbi Johnson, who has been crafting for more than 50 years, shared these directions to help us make a fashionable wreath for Easter. Barbi made this Easter wreath by recycling the bags that she get from her local Dollar Store.

  • Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 60 + minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed to Make the Easter Wreath:

Instructions for Making the Easter Wreath:

First, shape the wire hanger into a circle. Leave the hook on top as you can use it to hang up the wreath.

Cut the bags into strips about 1-inch wide and 4-inches long. These do not have to be exact measurements!

To make the wreath, simply tie your plastic bag strips onto the wire hanger. As you are tying the strips onto the hanger, push the pieces together tightly. This will assure your wreath is thick and full. Once you are done tying on strips, you can trim any longer pieces to form an evenly shaped wreath.

Use the ribbon to tie a bow on top of the wreath to not only dress it up, but to also hide the hanger hoop. Use pieces of string or yarn to attach the plastic eggs to the wreath. (Barbi doesn't explain exactly how she does this but I'm guessing she attached the string to the egg by opening the egg and closing it on the string.).

To make her eggs more decorative, Barbi crocheted around them. Plain plastic eggs would look just as wonderful, or you can paint your plastic eggs or decorate them other ways.

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