Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Crafty Christmas Wreath
After spending many, many blog posts and much, much of my time on decorations and design for the house, I got back to being a bit more crafty tonight.
I saw something similar in a magazine and went to work today. It was actually pretty easy, but very tedious. I used a matching scrapbook paper kit from Big Lots (yay for cheap prices!), and cut the paper into 1X5 inch strips with my cutting slider. Then I stapled the ends together before hot gluing them in strips around the 12-inch wreath form.
Total time to complete the project was about three straight hours of work. And I mean straight. And every time I thought I had cut enough strips, I had to cut more.
About the time it became difficult to put more layers on, I added the ribbon to tie it off, wrapping it around the open section several times and securing with hot glue.
Yes, friends and family, you may get one of these for Christmas. :)
Cost: Wreath form - $4.50
Ribbon (leftover)- $0.50
Paper - $2.00
I have another wreath idea I'll be putting into life in the next week or so, so stayed tuned! Super easy and super cheap!