Recycle Those Old Tools Into a Festive Tool Wreath

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.

  1. Prior to attaching, layout how you want the tools placed on the wreath.
  2. Attach the tools using appropriate media, ensuring each is attached well enough they will not fall when the wreath is hung.
  3. Use the flannel ribbon to either wrap around loosely, or make a bow and attach where desired.
  4. Make sure your wreath hanger can handle the large, heavy wreath.
  5. Hang and enjoy!