Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giant Elastic Christmas Wreath

I was out thrifting the other day when I came across this 10 foot roll of red and white checked elastic “ribbon”.  I immediately thought that it would make a great Christmas wreath, since it would wrap tightly with no gaps.  Oh, and it was $3, so I snatched it up and ran…to the register that is…

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I took a large styrofoam wreath form that I bought at Michaels (with my 40% off coupon) and used straight pins to attach the elastic to the form.  This one was very easy, since the elastic pulled nice and tight.  I bought a pretty glittered white poinsettia and some other glittery red “picks” from Michaels and glammed up this otherwise plain wreath.

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I hung my wreath with two types of material- twine and sparkly ribbon.  I’m still not sure which I like best.  I’ll post both pictures.  Let me know which you like best.  That way I’ll know somebody is reading along : )

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Hung with basic green twine

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Hung with glittery wide ribbon

Yes, I’m posting a Christmas wreath on Thanksgiving day.  Gotta do something constructive while the macaroni and cheese bakes! 

I hope you and those you love have a blessed Thanksgiving Day.

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Twinkle Star

I'm reading lol! I like both versions, but I think I prefer the wide ribbon! Happy Thanksgiving! x


Yup.....I'm reading along hahaha. Neat wreath and I like your thrifting. Hard decision with the hangers, huh? I really like the print one with the check and the floucy pointsettia. Happy Thanksgiving.....

Denise Perry

Cute idea! I like the one with the ribbon best. It just adds something more. Love it!


Another good one, Kim! I think I like the wide ribbon - maybe try a solid red - less fussy?! Great ideas just keep on coming to you, girl!


I love this! Easy peasy and still so cute. The twine is my favorite! If you get a chance, maybe you could link up at 30 Days of Frozen Pie at Hating Martha? I would appreciate it! Thanks...

Desire Empire

That is such a cool idea. Love the red and white.

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy

This is so cute - I love the check ribbon! I prefer the one with the green ribbon. Plain white or twine might look cute too? Thanks so much for stopping by my should definitely take a shot at painting furniture. If you are doing a distressed piece, they are pretty difficult to mess up because they are supposed to look messed up :).


I love this elastic. Such a fun and Christmasy pattern! And what a great deal. I'd defiantly go with the green twine.


I love this elastic. Such a fun and Christmasy pattern! And what a great deal. I'd defiantly go with the green twine.


I am late getting here but I like the green twine hanger best. The wreath is so neat. You are one smart gal. Hugs, Ginger

Kaleidoscope of Colors

This is so cute, like a country Christmas. I love it, what a fantastic job.


ribbon is nice but too busy, maybe a solid one?


That ribbon was a great find and your wreath looks fantastic! I'm your newest follower!


Cathy @My 1929 Charmer

I never heard of elastic ribbon, I must be living in the dark ages, or don't get out enough. I like the wreath, and the liveliness of the red and white. I like the twine better. I really like the name of your blog. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best.

Ty and Whitty

really really cool. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share party. Please come back this week and share your latest project with us.

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Jaime Lyn

You are so darn fabulous! I love this wreath! I am looking all over for wonderful wreath inspiration!