One of the quintessential adornments for the holidays is the wreath, but why not celebrate the DIY lover or handyman (or woman) in your life with a unique wreath made from new and old tools?
What You Need:
- Sturdy wire frame for a wreath or a grapevine or evergreen wreath
- Strong wire and/or twine for attaching tools, industrial glue
- Collection of antique and/or new tools (think small—hammers, wrenches, small hand saw, measuring tape, screwdrivers, try square, combination square, c-clamp, pliers, etc.)
- Flannel ribbon (optional, to use as accent bow)
There are two different ways you could create a tool wreath. The first would be by using a sturdy wire frame. The second would be with a grapevine wreath. The grapevine gives it a more rustic look, the wire frame more industrial. If you have a large collection of tools, we’d recommend using the wire frame. If a small collection, the grapevine wreath would be best.
- Prior to attaching, layout how you want the tools placed on the wreath.
- Attach the tools using appropriate media, ensuring each is attached well enough they will not fall when the wreath is hung.
- Use the flannel ribbon to either wrap around loosely, or make a bow and attach where desired.
- Make sure your wreath hanger can handle the large, heavy wreath.
- Hang and enjoy!