Aside from painting furniture all the time... yes I know it seems that's all I've been doing lately, I also like to surf the internet and be inspired by some very talented blogger friends.
I was recently in Tanya's blog Twelve O Eight and came across a really pretty farmhouse wreath made from Kraft paper. I was so impressed with it that I decided to do my own version. So today I am showing you how to make a colorful wreath with packing paper.
What I Used:
The How To:
I'm pretty fugal when it comes to my DIY projects so instead of buying a Styrofoam wreath shape I just cut out these donut shapes you see below. I just used two different sized shapes to outline the circles and cut them out.
The reason I wanted to do this project, besides the fact that it was so pretty was because I had just decluttered my room and found more than enough of these packing papers. They were all left over from my amazon purchases. Now if you know me you know I'm not someone who likes to throw anything away. This was the perfect project for all this leftover paper.
I cut the paper in half and the long strips were then twisted around like you see below.
I then proceeded to wrap the paper around the wreath shape while also twisting it some more.
Below you can see how nice and full it looks when it was all wrapped. I didn't even have to use any glue. When connecting the papers, I just inserted one piece into the other and twisted them together. At the end I simply tucked the last piece into the paper.
Now Tanya's wreath was all about the farmhouse look that's why she used Kraft paper, I was looking to go in a different direction so I added a bit of color to mine.
I mixed my greens with black to get a darker green and then added a soft blue. And finally, I added a little bit of Farmhouse White Wax, just to give it a bit of shine.
Of course, you can paint yours any color you want. I wanted a bit of green in my house and this was a super easy way to get it.
Once it had dried I wrapped some pretty twine around it.
Finally, I added the burlap ribbon to use as a hanger.
This is where they will be hung. I had kept these pine wreaths up all winter, but I think it is safe to say that winter is finally gone. Or is it?
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There they are in their new spots in the living room. The only question is should I also add a third in the center? What do you think?
I've already collected enough paper to make a third one!
I had been saving up all that packing paper for quite a while in anticipation of finding the right project for it. Obviously, I'm really glad I found this wreath on Tanya's blog Twelve O Eight.
It just goes to show that you shouldn't throw anything out. Well, not that I want to encourage the hoarders in us, but it did turn out pretty well for me.
And so, I made a colorful wreath with packing paper and I hope you will also give it a try. It is a great way to add color to your room without making a big commitment. After all it's just packing paper!
Be sure to stop by Tanya's blog Twelve O Eight, you will thank me!
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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