Happy Thursday crafty peeps! I was totally inspired earlier this week when I seen a post about these awesome paper wreaths. I instantly fell in love & knew I would be whipping up one right away! And not only is it easy peasy, it is uber cheap. As in it only cost me $1...yes, $1 - I had everything on hand but the 12" round foam wreath I picked up at my local $ Tree. Super cool, huh?! So, how do you whip up one of these bad boys for yourself? First, visit this amazing post HERE on Two Girls...Being Crafty for amazing inspiration! That is where I found myself totally falling in love. They actually have 2 tutorials for 2 different paper wreath styles & trust me, you'll want to check out both! Now, what you'll need to gather is:
5-6 sheets of double sided 12x12 patterned paper (i used Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl line)
Handy, dandy glue gun
12" foam wreath (you can always go bigger, just add more paper)
Ribbon (if you want to add a bow...)
~ i also used my Glue Gun Pro to adhere the ends of paper together, but you can use your trusty glue gun! ~
So now you're ready to cut your paper! I cut each piece of paper into 1"x6" strips. After all that cutting, I used my Glue Gun Pro (love this gadget, so easy to use & no glue gun burns for me!) to adhere the end of each strip. Then, I simply started attaching them to my wreath form & added a bow (upcycled from a Christmas gift again!) when I finished. Again, visit Two Girls...Being Crafty's post HERE for a great instructional photo when it comes to attaching the pieces of paper to the wreath. I'm tellin' y'all, I love their web site...and that name is simple, to the point & adorable as they are! I'd love to see what you create using this idea too...leave me a link & I'll be sure to visit ya! I've also seen these wreaths made with recycled cards, magazines, & wrapping paper so this is definitely a great recycling/upcycling idea too. Now I have to go whip up some more of these bad boys!! Happy Craftin'!
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