When I spotted the coat hanger bulb wreaths last year over at Eddie Ross’ blog …I fell in love.
I knew I wanted to try to made one this Christmas. It looked so easy!!
First I went out and got some shatterproof bulbs from Hobby Lobby. Appox 80…
It takes a lot of bulbs! The cost is about $15 when you buy them at 50 off….
I bought assorted large, medium and small bulbs….plus I addedin a few pine-cone bulbs in a few places
where the coat hanger was visible. I just hot glued those on at the very end.
First round out your wire coat hanger and un- hook it at the top..
Next add some hot glue around the caps so they don’t pop off.
Start feeding your bulbs on the hanger and alternate the sizes.
Keep spinning them around so they fill in the blank spots. Guide them all the way around to the other side of the hanger and keep feeding them on. If you keep spinning them you’ll be able to get many more on.
I’m still working on the red bulb wreath in the tutorial, but you can see the gold one I did in the first photo.
If you’ve never made one….. I hope you give it a try. There are a ton more examples over at Eddie Ross.