Plaid PJs to Wreath

I will show you how you can take an old pair of PJs and make them into a Christmas wreath!

Plaid Christmas wreath hanging on the door.

It’s Trash to Treasure time again, second Friday of every month, where we take an item for $10 or less and make something useful with it, hopefully a treasure.

My ‘trash’ item today was some old PJ bottoms. With my DIY tutorial I will turn them into a Christmas wreath!

Let me show you how.

The red plaid wreath on the door with a burlap ribbon.

So here are the red plaid PJ bottoms. You will also need a styrofoam wreath(s).

I’m going to make two since there are two legs but at the time of this post just one has been made.

In between sewing old pants on styrofoam, I’m getting ready for a party I’m hosting tonight. I’m a juggler!


The wreath hoops and material out for the tutorial.


1. Cut pants so all the seams are gone. You should have four long pieces, two sides from each leg.

2. Put aside two panels. Cut panels so they are similar in size.

3. Sew one panel on top of the other so you have one long strip of fabric.

4. Bring long edges together and sew, right side facing in. Turn right side out.

Cutting the strips of plaid pj's.

5. Cut styrofoam wreath with a serrated knife or some other fancier tool.

Shaping the wreath with a knife.

6. Pull fabric all around the wreath.

7. Use packing tape to seal the cut you made.

Arranging the plaid material around the wreath.

8. Tuck the fabric edges inside and over on another. No need to sew.

Tucking in the fabric onto the wreath.

9. Use burlap ribbon to hang it up covering over the seam.

 This holiday wreath is so cute. Who knew that was a pant leg!

I decorated it with some twine and faux berries.

There are faux red berries on the wreath on the door.
The wreath hanging inside on a mirror.

It also looks great over my driftwood mirror.

A driftwood mirror with the wreath hanging off it.
The pj wreath hanging on a wall.
The wreath hanging on a wall beside the Christmas tree.

I love a good upcycle, don’t you?

Make sure to pin it for later!

Plaid PJs to wreath graphic.

click in case you missed:

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DIY European Looking Christmas Stockings Free Sewing Pattern poster.

French Dining Room Christmas Tour

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Now check out what Shannon from AKA Design did!

Faux Greenery Monogram poster.

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  1. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Your Turn To Shine! I love plaid and what a great idea for a wreath! Looks so wintery!

  2. You are so smart, Jamie! I would have never ever thought this up but it’s brilliant! I’ve chosen this project to feature on Thursday’s Your Turn to Shine link party. Thanks for sharing!


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