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!

26 comments:

  1. This is really lovely, I hope I can find the time and resources (cheap paper!) to give it try!

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  2. Fabulous! I will be trying this for sure.

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  3. it would probably be more tedious and costly but this would look cute if you used various patterned wide ribbons. (then you wont have to worry if it got squashed, unlike paper)

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  4. Lovely wreath! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. Very cute! I am going to have to link to this on my blog!!

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  6. I think ribbons would actually be lovely! It would add a whole new soft texture to the wreath.

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  7. This is really sweet. It is on my list of things to make this weekend! Thank you!

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  8. I saw you featured on Paper Crave's site and loved this project that I had to make one of my own. So today, I featured it on my blog! Thanks for the inspiration! Keep it coming! :)

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  9. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Sylvia

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  10. I love the colors you used :)
    here's mine:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30946715&l6425375138&id=83501849

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  11. Found you blog via tipnut.com.
    Such a lovely wreath! Wonderful colors! I have to make one!
    I'm off...checking my "papers" box...
    Bettina

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  12. I added this project and thumbnail to our site and linked to you. We are looking for more Christmas project as well as other projects, so if you have any similar projects please feel free to let me know.

    Julia
    jlitz@primecp.com
    Editor, www.AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com

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  13. Hi there! I found this tutorial on Google and made my own paper wreath per your instructions and I love it! I posted about it on my own blog, giving you a link back, of course! Hope you're having a happy holiday! ^^

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  14. Try this in ribbon...BUT MAKE IT TINY AND TREE SIZED...mine was easy to do :)

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  15. your family and friends would be lucky to get this for Christmas! it looks great :)

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  16. did this technique on the styrofoam trees too - they look great!

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  17. Hello!
    We have added this project to our site, AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com. Please let me know if we have permission to add more of your projects to our site. Thank you so much!!

    Best,
    Danielle
    dperlin@primecp.com
    Editor for www.AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com

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  18. You can also do this wreath with leftover Christmas cards. I go to the after holiday sales and pick up all I need for next to nothing. To make this I spent $2 for 2 boxes of 15 cards at Dollar General. The Dollar Tree had the foam circles for $1 each.

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  19. Hi there. I"m a french journalist and I searching on the Internet good ideas for Christmas. I Love your crafty christmas wreath and I wonder if you would allow me and my newspaper to publish some pictures of it, and the Do it yourself. Do you have pictures high definition?
    Would you be alright to give us some pictures, as long as we name you??
    thanks a lot for your answer. Julie Lévy-Marchal, julevym@gmail.com

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  20. Looks simple I will try it this year. Thanks for the idea.

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