Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My DIY bike wheel wreath!

For years, I've been wanting to make a Christmas wreath out of an old bike wheel, and I finally made it happen!

After looking at this site and this one for inspiration, I got to work. Hot Husband scavenged a wheel from my dearly departed Jamis. I thought I was going to take the tire off, but it really made the wreath look more full.

The greens came from the extras we cut off our too-tall Christmas tree, and I attached them using florist wire. The only tools I needed were a pair of wire cutters and a hand pruners to cut the branches.

I had visions of ornaments and other decorations on the wreath, but after I converted it to a peace sign, it seemed pretty much perfect just as it was. I'll be beefing up the greens that made the peace symbol today, though. Not bad for couple of hours of effort and a glass of homemade eggnog!

A few more bike wreath pics here. It's not too late!


  1. Hi Cheryln,

    When I tried to comment last week, for some reason, it wasn't accepted.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I love your wreath. Maybe I'll do something like it next year!

    I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and will have a happy and fulfilling New Year!

  2. Hi, Justine!
    Happy holidays to you as well! A lot of people have been having a problem with comments, so I may be switching over to WordPress before long.
    The wreath makes me smile every time I roll into my driveway.

  3. Love this! What a great idea! Good thing we never get rid of anything!! :D

  4. This is perfect! I got some tree trimings for free at a Christmas tree farm in town, and i want sure how to put it together bit this helped a lot!