This fun, colorful wreath was made by our staffer Beth Segar’s mom, Kathy. The tricycle garden planter she’d been given years ago was collecting dust and rust, so in true DIY fashion, she decided to tear it apart and rebuild the pieces into something new and completely unexpected. It would take someone quite familiar with tricycle planters to guess this wreath’s original form! Here’s how Kathy created her wreath.
She used these materials and tools:
• Dremel tool with a #456 (1 ½) fiberglass reinforced cut-off wheel
• Spray paint for metal surfaces
• Acrylic craft paint
• Craft paintbrush
• Stem wire, 20-gauge
• Needle-nose pliers
• Wire cutters
And shared these how-to instructions:
1. Cut the planter apart using a Dremel tool with a #456 (1 ½) fiberglass reinforced cut-off wheel.
2. Cover all parts with spray paint in the color of your choice. Allow to dry.
3. Accent raised areas with craft paint. Allow to dry.
4. Attach parts together into your desired design with wire, using pliers to tighten and wire cutters to trim excess. Use wire to hang.
The bright, fresh color palette Kathy chose makes her wreath perfect for any time of year. Try a red-and-green or white-and-silver palette to give yours a holiday spin.
PLUS: See how to make more creative DIY wreaths! This wreath project is a contestant in DIY Network’s “Great Wreath Rivalry” on Pinterest. Pin a wreath and you could win one of five $100 Visa gift cards!