There are so many wreaths I have been doing over the years. All sorts of them, from every season and occasions: Valentines, Mini Ruffles, Patriotic, Hexagonal, with cotton, with wood…you name it. But this is another level of dare, I know.
Some of you may think this is ugly but you have to at least appreciate the creativity behind it along with the fact that all of these plastic pieces are not sitting in a landfill somewhere, right?
Upcycling stuff always is a winner. You gotta give me that one.
If you are a mother of young ones you have happy meal toys, legos, and small pieces from games long gone hanging around your house. I had a blank wall in the playroom that needed something so I thought I would make a wreath for the spot out of all old toys.
Crazy thought? Probably, but bear with me.
- 18” wire wreath
- Truckload of small toys
- Hot glue gun
- 5 or so glue sticks
- Heavy duty wire
- Strips of fabric
Recycled Happy Meal Toys Wreath
Step 1 – The Wires
Step 2 – Wrap it up
Step 3 – The Toys
Then I just had a field day putting the toy wreath puzzle together making toys fit in place. I used hot glue for the whole thing.
This Elmo car was actually on top of Isaac’s first birthday cake. It is sentimental but what else was I going to do with it?
I guess do what most of you probably do with stuff like that…have it sitting in a box somewhere. No way, let’s put it on display!
Then I wrapped heavy duty wire around the top of it for a hanger.
When it was mostly filled with toys I hung the wreath in place on a wall that way I could see how it hung and where I needed to place more toys.
Step 6 – Keep At It
Keep filling, gluing and adding more toys until it looks full and the way you like it. Legos make great fillers for small spots.
Amazingly enough none of the toys fell off. I thought for sure that in the morning I would have toys all over the floor. But there was not one casualty. I guess 5 glue sticks does the trick.
Stand back and admire your handiwork asking yourself is it cute or just plain ugly? Hmmmmmm….