This one requires a little more time and patience, but it's a fun way to repurpose plastic bags before recycling them.
Estimated Time of Project: 50-70 minutes Skill Level: Moderate
Materials Needed: Scissors, Metal Clothes Hanger, Plastic Bags (x40)
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS: Feel free to reference the images below
Preparation: Gather your materials.
Step 1: Bend your hanger into a circular shape. No need to be perfect and don't un-twirl or bend out the hanger hook portion. Step 2: Flatten out a plastic bag. Step 3: Cut the bottom seam and the handles off. Step 4: Cut the folds on both sides of the bag. The bag should now be two sheets of plastic. Step 5: Fold those sandwiched pieces of plastic together. There should now be a new fold. Step 6: Cut this fold. There will now be 4 single sheets of plastic stacked in front of you. Step 7: Fold this stack in half lengthwise. Step 8: With the fold facing you, cut from fold to open-end. Do this the length of the stack about 2" per strip. Step 9: Unfold and tie each group of 4 strips to the hanger with as equal lengths on the inside and outside of the hanger. Step 10: Repeat steps 2-9 until the hanger circle is full. Step 11: Fluff the plastic just as you would an artificial tree. Now you have a wreath!
Considerations: Grab some bows, garland, ribbon and other decorations to really jazz up your wreath. Consider using different colored plastic bags to make it more festive and/or unique.