Now that it’s been a while since I’ve been making a concerted effort to be all domestic and stuff, I recently discovered that I needed to figure out a storage solution for my wreaths. This discovery happened when I asked my husband if he would get down the heart wreath form (which just happened to be at the bottom of the pile of wreaths on a high shelf in the garage) so I could make my Burlap Rosette Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath. Soon after asking, I found myself running to the garage at the sound of a profanity because they all fell off the shelf. Yeah, we needed a much better solution than just stacking them (one that would cause less cursing ;). Not only that, but stacking them damages/squishes them so they aren’t going to look as good or last nearly as long as they would if they were stored in a better way. Wreaths can be expensive, so protecting that investment is important and I thought I’d share what I came up with to organize mine.
A while back I had pinned this awesome idea for wreath storage using a coat rack. I really wanted to do the same thing, but I don’t have any spare floor space in our garage. When they said our garage was “two car”, I’m pretty sure they were referring to clown cars…hee hee! We have never been able to fit two cars + our stuff in there…sorry for the side-note, I just thought I’d share why we don’t have any extra floor space in the garage.
I still wanted to see if I could make something work with a similar idea as storing the wreaths with a coat rack and by using the same concept as our in cupboard pot rack, that is how this post was born. I love that this solution is fairly easy to put up, but that it will also only take minutes to take down. Which will be handy if I decide I need to move it when we gut and re-do the garage in a couple of years. This idea could also be easily adapted to add another row below if any of you ever need more storage than this. I only have my four wreaths right now, but I estimate that I’ll be able to fit at least twelve to fifteen on there as I make them in the future. I shouldn’t ever need any more space than that since there are only twelve months in the year and having one wreath per month is PLENTY!!! I’m a minimalist…within reason ;).
and some elbow grease, I cut and bent the hangers so that they would hold the wreaths just right.