Hi everyone! I know it's Sunday and it should be the weekly Sew Darn Crafty Linking Party, but I've had problems with the linking service I use. Not sure if it's at their end or mine, but it's playing havoc with things, so thought I would skip it this week and let the bugs go away.
I'm still putting away Christmas things around the house. It takes me some time, because I organize and clean as I go. I wanted to share one idea with you for storing wreaths.
My artificial evergreen wreaths can be stored in boxes or plastic tubs, because they can be fluffed up again when I take them out next year.
These berry wreaths are a different story. The fake berries are styrofoam and can break off easily if stored in a box, so I like to hang them. ( I think I bought them at Joanne's Crafts or Walmart years ago, so they've lasted a while)
All you need is a plastic kitchen garbage bag and zip ties or some wire. For larger wreaths, use the big black garbage bags.
I use 2 zip ties zipped together to give me more length. You can just use a long piece of wire or heavy duty string.
Attach to the back of the wreath.
Now take your plastic bag and poke a hole in the center of the "bottom" of the bag.
You can also save the bags you get from the Dry Cleaners. They have the hole in the bottom for the coat hangers.
I just used scissors.
Now bring the wreath up into the bag
Have your zip tie or wire come through the hole in the bottom of the bag.
All set and ready to hang.
I don't tie the bottom. Lets air flow inside, but keeps the dust off.
My basement is unfinished, so I bang nails in the floor joist in the ceiling.
The wreaths hang easily from the nails, up out of the way and not crushed by all the other Christmas stuff.
Dust free and waiting to be hung up next year.
This would work great in your attic or garage...just depends on the climate you live in and where you store your decorations.
You could also hook the zip tie to a coat hanger and hang the wreaths in a spare closet.