I’ve got a wonderfully easy project for you today!
I finally took my christmas wreath off the front door and then it just looked empty and sad. So I made this fabulous wreath from magazine pages.
Do you like?
I sure do!
Want to make one of your very own?
Ok, let’s get started.
Start by tearing out some pages from an old magazine you’ve got lying around.
I wanted my wreath to have lots of color so I pulled out the most colorful pages.
Then start rolling up your pages into cones and secure with a little tape.
If you look at my wreath it is not perfect by any means. My cones aren’t even all the same size. I rolled each page the same way, but they just turned out differently. In fact, I think it might be impossible to get every page to roll up the exact same.
Unless somebody has some super secret rolling technique that I’m unaware of.
….And if that’s the case, please share your secret with moi.
I rolled all the big cones first. My wreath took 16 big cones.
Once your cones are all rolled, then glue them together using hot glue.
I glued them into pairs first then glued the pairs into fours. It seemed to make it a little more manageable.
Once you have all your magazine cones glued together you will have the first “layer” of your wreath.
Essentially you’re making two wreaths; a bigger one and a smaller one.
For the smaller cones, I cut the magazine pages in half. Roll and glue the smaller pages together much like you did the big ones. The only difference is that you’ll also glue the cones onto the first wreath “layer”.
Mine took 18 small cones.
Notice that hole in the middle?
Yeah, we’ll have to do something about that.
I decided to make a paper flower to fill the middle of my wreath.
I’m a little crazy about it.
The paper flower is really easy to make.
Start by cutting strips from the magazine pages. The width of your strips will determine how big/tall your flower is. My strips were about two – two and a half inches. I didn’t actually measure it, just eye-balled it.
Then fold your strip in half length wise.
Cut slits into the folded side leaving about a half an inch at the top.
Make a thin line of glue along the uncut edge to help secure the flower.
Then just start rolling it up.
When you get to the end secure it with a little piece of tape.
Now you have the start of your paper flower!
Just keep adding more strips until it’s the size you want.
All that’s left is to glue a ribbon on the back to hang it with.
And now you have an incredibly fun wreath that pretty much cost you nothing!
(If I already have everything I use then I count that as free.)
This is just what I need to help get me through the bleak-ness of winter.
Until next time….