Fall Wreath {Plastic Tablecloth Wreath}

September 29, 2011

Hi everyone!  I’m still working on bringing fall touches to our house.  After mulling over a few different ideas for a fall wreath, I settled on one that I thought would work perfectly with the color scheme I’m trying this year.  And you know what?  I am in LOVE!  I think this might possibly be one of my all-time favorites!

This beauty started life humbly enough, wrapped in a plastic wrapper and tucked away on the bottom shelf of my local Target.

“What?  This wreath isn’t made of expensive satin?” you ask.  No sirree, it most certainly is not.  This beauty is made out of a simple plastic tablecloth.  Well, almost two tablecloths actually.  I started with a basic 12″ wire wreath form and two $3 plastic tablecloths.

Then, just like my summer rag wreath, I cut the tablecloth into strips that were roughly 8″ long and 2 1/2″ wide.  Then I tied each strip to the wreath form.  I used a double knot to keep it secure, but I had to make sure I didn’t pull to hard.  Since I was working with plastic, if I pulled to hard the strip would tear.

One great movie (okay, maybe two because I took a few breaks) later and I had this gorgeous beauty.

You should see the way it catches the light.  And because it’s plastic, it will hold up beautifully under whatever kind of weather Mother Nature sends our way.

The genius behind this wreath, of course, is that it’s so easy to re-create.  Although not a traditional fall color, I chose gray because I plan on keeping mine up all though the holiday season.  But, with plastic tablecloths coming in so many colors, there are so many options to choose from.  You could even mix a few different colors… fall colors perhaps.  Now I have your wheels turning, don’t I?

I love mine so much, I decided it needed to hang in a spot where I could enjoy it all day.

I’m a little late to the party, but I’m still linking to Rhoda’s Fall Door Decor party and Allison’s Hookin up with HOH party.  Hope to see ya there!

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Myra @ My Blessed Life

I love this wreath Kristen!!!! SO creative and fabulous! I’m going to feature it on my Facebook page! XO

Beth@A2Z

What a fantastic idea! Looks beautiful ;) .

organizingwithe

Makes me want to go out and get some tablecloths right now!

mary beth

Wow! You’ve got mind mind twirling about all the possibilities of things to create with those plastic tablecloths, and you’re right about the pretty colors out there! Thanks for showing us a great idea!

Rebekah Johnson

This is GENIUS! It looks fabulous :)

Peggy Sharp

I see all these quick and beautiful creations and I love them but I wonder, could you tell me where is the best place to buy the wreath forms. Good job on this wreath. It’s beautiful.Peggy

Peggy Sharp

Sorry I think the web site was ” High heels and a Hammer”

Debra

Wow! That is amazing. It is so pretty – you’d never know it was plastic. I really like the gray. I bet you’ll be able to use it all year!

LinhC

Genius! My front door gets morning sun, rain, and wind so I have to be careful with what wreaths I hang there. Your idea of using plastic tablecloth is awesome. I can’t wait to make mine!

Emily

In the picture of the wreath hanging on your door, how did you hang it? I have storm door that I would have to hang mine on and I’m not sure how to do that.

High Heels And A Hammer

Hi Emily,
I used a command hook (an indoor/outdoor one). I’ve had mine up since last winter and it’s holding up great!

High Heels And A Hammer

Hi Peggy,
You can get wire wreath forms (as well as many other kinds) at stores like Michael’s or JoAnn’s. They aren’t expensive and come in several sizes. Thank you for the kind comments. You should try one, I’m sure it will be beautiful!

LoveFeast Table

Gorg-e-o-u-s-ness! How fun is that project and you would’ve never known where it got it’s start. ~K

claire rose

Totally love this-great idea for all the holidays with appropriate colored tablecloths!!

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse

Wow – this looks super cute. It looks so full & lush. I had to pop over and tell you because the AT folks can be kinda harsh. I wanted you to know that some people in blogland think this idea is fantastic!!

Tanya from
dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com

Vicky

I am so impressed with this! What a fabulous idea. I like how you can change it up depending on the season. I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky @ http://www.messforless.net

Tammy@InStitches

It looks great. I really want to make one !

Misty

I made this last night, look beautiful. My daughter suggested using two colors. I did a little larger of a wreath form and it took 2 1/2 tablecloths, if you purchase them at the dollar store the cost would be:
$2 (2 table clothes at the dollar store)
$1.19 (wreath form using 40% at Joann’s)
Total $3.19 for a beautiful wreath :)

chris

I’m pretty much in love with this idea! Because it’s so inexpensive, you could change up the color for seasons or parties or…on and on. What a great wreath. Thanks so much for sharing!

Jessica@nucheysmommy

This is so creative! I love it! Who would have thought that little plastic thing could be so gorgeous! Great job :) Visiting from Homestories a2z

Allison @ House of Hepworths

I love this so much I featured it this week at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you’d like!!

xoxo

Allison @ House of Hepworths

Shannon

This wreath is beautiful!!! I am definitely going to make one (or a few) :D

Kimberlee

That is ‘sew’ friggin’ fantastic!!!!! Of to find a frame and some tableclothes to go with my fall colors. Visiting from HOH.

~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

Ami w/AliLilly

This wreath is GORGEOUS!! My brain is suddenly overloaded with ideas on this!!! I LOVE IT!! Great job! :)

Karima

Wow – what a great idea! new follower, now gfc following you, Karima

lizeth rivas

Hi Kristen
I love the wreath what a great way to use old tablecloth.

thanks so much for sharing.

Lizeth

Amanda

I am in love with this wreath! Have seen it a couple of times today and keep coming back to it! Pinning it so I will know exactly how to make my own. Beautiful!
Amanda

Deidra

What a genius idea! I went to the Dollar General near my house and found a milky chocolate color and orange plastic tableclothes ($1 each). I don’t know yet if I want to do one solid color or mix three colors and add a dark red to those. Anyway, thanks for the great idea! You rock!

aimee

I love your wreath thanks for the tutorial. new follower:-) xxx

Amy-Thrifty Treasure Hunter

Hi, I saw your wreath on “Beneath My Heart” but what I really want is your Wire Cloche….wherever did you find it??? I like the wreath too gonna try that myself. Just picked up a wreath form to recycle at Goodwill Saturday.

Thanks,
Amy

susan

♥♥♥ this! Great for our Oregon weather…going to make one for Christmas for sure-thanks for the post!

Jen

Love the wreath over the mirror! I have been looking for something to add to an open wall in my hallway! I will definitely give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

BethC

Love it! I wanted to make a red/white and blue wreath for July 4th and Memeorial Day. Trying to come up with a cheap way I thought of plastic table cloths but was not sure how to go about doing it. I googled it and came up with your project! PERFECT! I am going to attempt red white and blue. If it doesn’t work I think all white would be gorgeous for the winter months. Thank you!!!!!

BethC

I have started on my wreath and it is so easy but mine is not as full as yours. My form looks like yours but doesn’t seem to look as full. Mine had 4 wire and I am tying around 2 wires, did you do yours on all single wires? Thanks

Angela

I live in a VERY HUMID climate. Would I need to spray my tablecloths with a mold barrier prior to putting it together?

Mary

Love this wreath-thanks for the great idea.I made one for my daughters bridal shower .I painted wood letters with glitter paint for their initials and attached them with ribbons- it looked beautiful and she couldn’t believe it was plastic.thank you!

Laura

Where can you find the wreath part to tie tablecloth strips to? All I can find is branch or styrofoam wreaths

Marcella de Kruif

did you use al the four rings of your wreath or only one?

Suzi

I also would like toknow did you tie on all 4 rings or only one? This would be a neat project for grandkids.

Susan

I love the idea and plan on using it . The only trouble is if you could put it in a print form . It came out to be 14 pages.

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