Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Picket Fence Wreath Hanger Crafty Sisters

Hello from Crafty Sisters!  I am always so grateful for Wood You Like To Craft to get me motivated to finish some of my "to do" list items.  We thought this picket fence wreath hanger would be a perfect Spring project!  Of course I didn't hang a wreath from it....I had to make a springy sign too!
Years ago Candace and I noticed that most of the really pretty wreaths we saw in photos were hanging off of a picket fence~they just popped against it.  So we made our own picket fence to put in our entry ways to hang a wreath from.  It also made my hubby happy to not hear the wreath smack against the door every time the wind blew.  Our original hanger was built from lathing strips which were thinner and not as tall.  Over the years I noticed we didn't scale it quite big enough for some of the fun wreaths we like to make so I decided to upgrade....
This project only takes 3 4" cedar fence slats to make so about $5 in wood.  They come in 6 foot lengths.  After cutting them into 30" sections I used a pattern made from a handy dandy ad that came in the mail and cut the cute tops out using a scroll saw~you could use a jig saw too.

Using 2 cedar lathing strips we created 2 braces and using wood glue and nails we put it together.  All you need is a quick white wash of paint~I used my trim color paint from my house to tie it all in together and then added a couple of "D" rings to hang it from the wall.
You can add a hook directly to the holder to hang your wreath or greeting sign.  I opted to drive a long nail right into the wall to hold my sign from since it was centered differently than most of my wreaths.
So glad to have gotten this project done!  Thanks for the great inspiration ladies!  Happy Spring!


3 comments:

Krystal said...

So cute!!! What a great idea to make an indoor picket fence. I'm thinking one of those would be SO cute as a back drop for my mantle displays! Love your happy spring sign too. So fun!

mamta said...

I like ur ideas

mamta said...

I like ur ideas