Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Wreaths

I think wreaths are becoming a new favorite of mine! I saw THIS idea and loved the simplicity of it. It was actually REALLY easy, especially once I figured out how to get the most circles punched out of each lunch bag. I love how this came out! (sorry for the horrible pictures, but my "good" camera died literally as I was trying to take these pictures - ugh!)

As for the slight differences in mine, my craft punch was more like 3" and I got 12 circles punched per lunch bag, and probably used about 10 or 12 bags? The butterflies were cut from some scrap paper and an old book - I used some ink to antique the edges and then used modge podge on them as the book paper was really thin and tore easily. I hot glued the butterflies to the wreath. And when gluing on the paper circles, I found it was easiest to make them into flowers (see the original post) and then glue 3 or 4 at a time. The only cost was the dollar store wreath. I had all the other supplies in my craft stash. Love how it looks hanging on my wall with some other spring decor! (yikes, these pics are so so bad, it really looks better in person, I promise!!!)
After I made the paper bag wreath, I was outside cutting the dead blossoms off my huge hydrangea bush. As they piled up, I realized they had the same look as the paper bag "blossoms". So I purchased a large grapevine wreath for a couple bucks and stuck the dead blossoms in the grapevine, then hung it on my front porch. I really love how it came out! (again, horrible picture, sorry)  And if it gets ruined from the wind, I can pull the blossoms out and do something different, or put fresh ones in there this summer.


Michelle said...

I love your wreath....TFS

Shirley said...

very cute!

sarah said...

LOVE this-i am totally making one!!!!!
I just need to wake up:)