Wood Shavings. And a coat hanger.
My dad uses a plane to smooth wood in his shop. And the plane makes these curly wood shavings which he felt were rather decorative. And he was trying to think of a way to use them. Because he (like me) can’t bear to throw away scraps of anything.
So he challenged me to use them.
And maybe by itself, it isn’t that great of a wreath. But behind some glass jars, it looks decent and adds some texture to my shelf.
I think I’ll keep it there for now.
Would you like to make one?
You will need:
Wire Coat Hanger
Pliers (with a thin nose)
Take a wire coat hanger and pull it apart with pliers.
Use the pliers to form it into as best a circle as you can. Use the pliers to make hooks from the ends.
Start stringing wood shavings onto the thread.
Once you have enough to go the whole way around the hanger, tie the ends of the thread together.
Now use the thread to wrap around the string of wood shavings you made. Wrap it directly to the hanger.
Tie the ends together to secure the whole thing. And then you could decorate it with burlap flowers or some sort of ribbon. But I didn’t have any. And buying embellishment supplies would‘ve thwarted my completely free craft.