Friday, November 19, 2010

Paper wreath

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I’ve been seeing lots of great wreaths lately and it reminded me of a wreath kit I bought on clearance this summer from Oriental Trading for a couple dollars.
The kit was fairly simple, a Styrofoam wreath and ten packs of 1” x 6” double sided papers.
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I grabbed some push pins, the remote and started making the wreath.
I folded the ends together and made a crease about half and inch from the end then used a pin to stick it to the wreath.  I just started on the outside of the wreath and kept adding layers all the way to the inside of the wreath.
The kit came with about 500 slips of paper, I still have about 200 left so used about 300 slips of paper and stick pins.   The pins didn’t come in the kit but I had just recently bought a box of 1,000 of them at the dollar store. 
Word to the wise… look closely at the pins in the dollar store.  About 20% of the ones in my box had blunt end or only a slightly angled end!  It made pushing them through two layers of paper a challenge to say the least.  It was a good think there were 1,000 in the box so I didn’t think twice about about throwing them away.
 
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I love the color combination.
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I couldn’t decide on a color of ribbon from the papers so I decided on a wide gold ribbon that I had.
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Close up pictures.
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This was a holiday wreath and I really like the pink, green and blue for Christmas but I think it would be a great wreath for year round as well.
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What holiday or year round wreath have you been working on?
June
Linking to these parties:
Catch As Catch CanThe Boardwalk Bragfest

11 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute! Love the colors.

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  2. What a fun wreath! I love paper, so I might have to try this! I'm your newest follower--hope you'll check my blog out and follow back if you'd like:
    www.homeandholidaykeepsakes.blogspot.com
    Thanks!
    Jessica

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  3. that wreath is really cute! You got the kit from oriental trading? It's been awhile since I've even looked at their stuff. (was a teacher for 19 years, used them a lot)
    thanks for linking up and linking back to me,
    gail

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  4. I just did my holiday ornament kit oriental trading order..love that catalog!

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  5. Love it! Looks just like ribbons! Would love for you to share this at my Holiday Hookup party!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-hookup-3.html

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  6. Oh how clever. I think you may have just started a new twist on paper wreaths! I can visualize these made from sheet music and old book pages. Great inspiration! Thank you for sharing on the Boarding Bragfest and have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

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  7. Love the wreath! Followed over from boardwalk bragfest.

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  8. This turned out really cute. I love all the colors. Thanks for sharing. :-) Have a fabulous holiday!

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  9. Great idea to use pins- I was dreading having to use hot glue! Can't wait to make mine now!

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  10. Oh Dear...I already have such a full plate and now I HAVE to make a paper wreath!! LOL! Barbara Reeves

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