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Currently I am preparing for our holiday homes tour. I will begin decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. In the meantime I am creating different projects to decorate with. So, the ideas I am sharing do not show the final stage often due to that. In December I will post pictures of the final outcome. Thanks for stopping by. And please, check out the website above!


Paper Bag Wreath

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this wreath. I made it with one styro foam wreath base from the Dollar Tree. They are pretty small, which is probably good; because you cut a lot of circles from paper bags to fill it. Before I inserted all the circles, I wrapped the foam base with paperbag scraps to hide the green foam.
So, howwwww many circles you may ask, well, I don't want to discourage you by telling you, but I cut probably around 120 or soooooo 3" circles. I used some 'fancy' scissors with a scalloped edge to cut the circles.
I then used a dull pencil to loosely wrap each circle around and push into the wreath. Before I pushed the circle into the wreath, I put hot glue on the tip of it. I don't know if this is necessary, but I wanted to do it to make everything secure. I inserted the circles in the center, on top and the side of the wreath. Checking to make sure it was full and there were no holes periodically. It is not a flat surface and should be adorned utilizing the dimensions of the wreath.
Once I was satisfied with the amount of paper I used, I took a brown ink pad and scraped the edges of the bags with it. The dark brown contrast gave the wreath more dimension. On the picture below you can see that the left side does not have ink, and the right does. Also the circles I drew with pencil blended in better.
This is very easy to do and took a couple of hours or so.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, found your blog today searching for ideas on brown paper bag wreaths - thanks for sharing your tutorial.