Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Paper Wreath

Spring is here! Hooray! The weather is gorgeous! I have been wanting to make a wreath real real bad, but I wasn't sure of my wreath making skills, since I've never made one before. As always I had to find some inspiration! I found it from Sarah over at the blog So Not Donna Reed. I love her yarn wreath, but I didn't have any...so I just used what I had! Paper! Lots of it!
I started by wrapping a floral wreath form in strips of paper using Tacky Glue to adhere it. This part took a while, but it was worth it...no one wants to see an icky green styrofoamy thing underneath! I just smoothed out any wrinkles by pressing on them. I didn't stress too much about making it perfect.
Then I cut out circles using different objects from around my house. I glued them on and was pretty happy with it! My first wreath!
I added some scrapbooking flower stickers that I had. Like Sarah, I wanted to add dimension, so I used cardboard pieces and spools from leftover ribbon to give some pieces some height.
I like it! I'm not sure how long it will last, since it is paper, but hey! It's fun for now! Notice my puppy in the bottom right window...he desperately wanted to know why I was outside!

5 comments:

  1. YAY! It's always so much fun and so exciting to see that people are actually reading my blog & taking ideas from it! Love what you did with your wreath. See, I told you it was easy! ;) {WOOT!}

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  2. So simple yet fun and "Springy". If you covered it in a layer (or two) of mod podge (you can get matte finish so you'll barely notice it) it will hold up to the weather a bit better than straight paper.

    THANKS for the fun idea!

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  3. Thanks for the idea Erin!! I was wondering how to make it more "weather" proof.

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  4. This is such a cute project, I love it! Great job. :)

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