Woven Basket Light up Wreath

Who said wreaths have to be traditional?  Sometimes thinking outside the box is fun especially when it comes to seasonal decor. I am not a huge seasonal decorator so when I do display something temporarily I want to make sure the piece will live beyond the holiday.  This basket turned door wreath has all the makings of a fun seasonal decor piece with the ability to go beyond the holiday and live on my door year round.  And who would have thought it was made out of a basket?

hanging wreath with lights made from a basket

Supplies:

Battery operated Lights

Flat woven square basket I found mine at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Store

chalkboard plaque (I found mine at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Store)

clear packing tape

jute rope

ribbon (optional)

glue gun

 

This project is very easy to put together.  All I did was hot glue two battery operated strings of lights onto the back of the basket and then stuck them through the basket.  This particular basket was woven and it was simple to just poke the lights through.

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I secured the lights with packing tape on the back.

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Next I used my hot glue to attach the plaque inside the basket.

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I also poked holes and added jute rope to use to hang the wreath on.  I just used a thumbtack on the top of the door to hold it in place.  I added some ribbon onto the jute string that holds the basket wreath in place.  I used some chalk to write “thankful,” a great mantra for any family. Many of you choose a word of the year as a focus.  This little project would be a great way to keep that word on the forefront of your brain, and part of your decor.  Add some ribbon and tie it to the jute strings.

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Here it is with the lights on…

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