Monday, November 16, 2009

Easy, Inexpensive and Decorative Wreath Hanger


I love wreaths! (surprise, surprise) So I am always looking for ways to hang them. Wreath hangers are great, but sometimes boring. I have cute wreath hangers that I have bought on clearance (one of my favorite words!) and I always think..."I could make this". So I did and I am going to share it with you!
I started out with a super cheap basic wreath hanger from Big Lots. It was $1.29 but it very sturdy. Some can be flimsy...sturdy is better for this project. (*This wreath hanger is in the holiday for after Christmas sales and the $1.29 turns to $0.50! YAY!) And some decorative wood ornaments from Lowe's. They were $5ish for 4. I love wood embellishments for everything, but let's move on. ;)
I gave the hanger a super quick sanding and dusting.
Then attached it with 5 min epoxy.
Ok, so you could pretty much epoxy anything on it, well almost anything. I found these great Christmas ornaments at Tuesday Morning for another project. This one was broken, so I glued it back together to use on another hanger!
Once the epoxy dried it was time to paint! I chose a metallic copper color for this one and satin black for the other one. I could have totally left the Christmas ornament one alone because it matched the hanger, but since it was repaired I needed to do a little hiding with paint. After a few coats of paint and some drying time...

To add some dimension and bring out the detail in this wood piece I watered down some black acrylic paint and applied it to the wood with a sponge brush.

I let it sit for a min or two and then wiped it with paper towel.
To bring out the detail in the black one I sanded it a bit and the great gold color came through. It is optional to now spray them with a clear coat.
Turned out quite nice, don't you think? (very nice, very nice) Total cost...about $2-3 each because I already had the paint! I bet you already have these items around the house you could re-use! (another on of my favorite words!)
Total time...about 1/2 hour! Plus, the warm fuzzy feeling of creating something this great for little or no money!


  1. it really changed it up! thanks for sharing!

  2. Cute!...I am hosting a tutorial contest this month...if you live in the USA you should enter!

  3. such a simple thing makes such a difference.I never would have thought of doing that! Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. WoW! This is really beautiful!!! You made it look so special!
    Mama Holli

  5. How creative! It looks so pretty, thanks for sharing this!!!


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