If You Make Wreaths,You NEED This!

If You Make Wreaths, You NEED This

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If you are a wreath maker, you just might need one of these!   This is one of those projects that I failed to take photos of while I was working on it.  Perhaps I wasn’t sure this was even going to turn out! I was lucky to have a couple of old doors left in my garage.  Looking at those doors, I knew it would help me if I had a door to make my wreaths and swags on.  

A trip to the Home Depot was the first job at hand.  They will do simple cuts of lumber for you, which made the lumber a little easier to manage to bring home.   Beginning with 2′ x 6’s.  I had them cut into 48″ lengths.  Eleven pieces would be needed for my project.  Three pieces were cut to 28″ lengths.  I then screwed the three pieces to the five longer pieces as shown above. 

While I had the bottom of my project exposed, I screwed heavy duty casters into each corner.  

On the other side I used two 48 ” pieces attached perpendicular to the base I already had.  I cut a piece of 1/2″ plywood the same size as the door and screwed it to the back side of the door.  Then I slid the door down in the opening and screwed the support pieces into the door and plywood.On the backside of the door, the plywood side, I drilled 40 holes with a 1/2″ drill bit and cut 40 1/2″ dowels.  Each dowel was stuck into a hole and secured with a dab of wood glue and I had a perfect place for ribbon storage. 

After I had my door and plywood attached to one another, I secured them between the perpendicular upright pieces of 2′ x 6′.

After I inserted my door/ribbon holder I felt it needed a little more stability.  I added a 2′ piece of 2 x 6 as shown at the arrow above.    

Add a Command hook and you have a base to style wreaths on and all of your ribbons are neatly hidden on the backside!  

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  1. This is such a great idea Chloe! I do need storage for my ribbons, and I love the hook on the other side to style (and stage) wreaths. I’m going to be checking my local Habitat Restore for an old door!

  2. Chloe, what a fabulous idea!! Makes life so much easier! Right now, mine are all shoved in a cabinet. May have to chat with the hubster about this idea! Love and hugs!

  3. Holy wow Chloe, what a professional set up!! I usually just hang mine on a kitchen cabinet or make it right on the front door I am very impressed!

        1. Oh, thank you Peggy, alas, that space was just better used as a closet off of our master bedroom so we can expand and renovate our outdated bathroom. We are in the process of hiring a contractor and will be adding an additional single car garage with extra space for my crafting and will have it air conditioned!

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