Fiesta is just days away here in the Alamo city, which means colorful celebrations and decor all across town. In an effort to raise awareness about waste during the festivities, I’ve teamed up with local non-profit Spare Parts for their Fiesta Wreath exhibit at the Carver School of Visual and Performing Arts.
For my wreath, I used a collection of NIOSA (Night in Old San Antonio) cups–which was definitely a challenge! If you’re in town, the opening reception is this Thursday night, and I’ll be there! All proceeds from wreath sales will support Spare Arts’ educational programming in our community.
So, whether you want to green up your Fiesta decor, or show off a collection of souvenir cups, this wreath will bring a little joy to your life!
- A giant collection of colorful cups (I used 29, but it would be good to have extras on hand in case any crack)
- 2 wire hangers
- A drill
- Corks cut in thirds and pierced through the middle
- Wire cutter (not pictured)
Start by making your wreath form with the hangers. Untwist them with the pliers and attach them together, forming a circle (don’t worry if it’s not perfect, the cups will help shape it.)
Drill a small hole through the bottom of all the cups for the wire.
Beginning string your cups onto the wire, adding corks between each cup to help space them (the joined wire helps space the first one).
Once you have added all of the cups, join the remaining wire and trim with wire cutter. Bend the end into the last cup.
There ya go! Add something to hang your wreath and you’re ready for an eco-friendly Fiesta! It’s not perfectly circular, but I love it’s wonkiness–it gives it extra character!