DIY Recycled Plastic Wreath

Does Christmas time always seem to surprise you? Spring into the season with a homemade recycled plastic wreath. This simple, five-step DIY is fun for the whole family and finally gives your old plastic bags a good use!


  • Wire hanger
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Used plastic grocery bags or white trash bags
  • Additional décor

How To:

  1. Create a hoop
    • Bend the hanger into a circle and place the hanger hook at the top. This will allow for easier hanging once the wreath is complete
  2. Cut plastic strips
    • Take your grocery or trash bags and cut them into equal length strips
    • Strips should be approximately 2” wide x 3” high
  3. Make some (lots) of knots
    • Taking one piece of plastic at a time, tie a knot around the hoop, repeat until the hoop is filled
    • Periodically push your knots together to ensure that the pieces are close together and the wreath looks full
  4. Add some color
    • Using your ribbon color of choice, tie a bow around the hoop; placement of the ribbon depends on your preference
  5. Add additional decor
    • Add any other personalized finishing touches you desire, such as glitter, additional ribbons, etc