Monday, August 16, 2010

Dollar Newspaper Wreath

This is a post of a project that I had done on a blog that a friend and I had started together and weren't able to keep going. I thought I 'd share it with you here. Cheapo wreath!!!!



Don't you just love when you think something up in your head and when you make it, it turns out better than you were even thinking? Well that's what happened with this newspaper wreath. I was wanting a wreath that I could keep up all the time not just for holidays.






So here is what you will need to make one.


A stack of newspapers, scissors, a hot glue gun, spray paint (optional),  ribbon (optional)
and the only thing that I didn't have that I spent money on was the green foam wreath which I got at dollar tree for of course $1.00.



Start by cutting up your newspaper in squares, don't worry about being perfect it wont matter. I cut down the center fold and then cut eight squares from each cut section.




Cut up a bunch till you have a pretty good pile, then you will take and scrunch up each square.







Then start gluing the squares to the top of the wreath, until it is full on top like this....








Now turn it over and start gluing more squares to the middle toward the front, until it is pretty full, I didn't worry about putting them as close as I did on the top but still made it pretty full.
                               



Now you will glue more squares to the outer edge up close to the front squares. When you are done with that this is what the back should look like....






Don't worry about the back it wont show it will be to the wall. Here is what the front will look like, and you can leave it like this.



I think it looks pretty cute I just pushed the foam into a small nail in the wall here....







Or you can spray paint, and add glue a ribbon to the back like I did here which makes it look really elegant. I did one of each and love how the turned out!





So do you like it? I still have them up the plain one I ended up painting a blue, but I still love them!!!


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13 comments:

nancy huggins said...

That is really awesome..I made a wreath once and it was for a museum and I took all the old pictures from 100 years ago and laminated them and hung them all over it with a few other little things added..they had a silent auction and got $100.00 for it..was thinking of doing something like it with other pictures for gifts..I never would have thought of using paper tho..very cool idea

Mass Hole Mommy said...

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Marty said...

Love the wreath=) Your newest follower!

Kristen said...

Very cute idea! Don't you love it when those cute, low cost ideas end up just the way you want them? Thanks for sharing.

Catch A Falling Star said...

I actually like this alot and I always have newspaper.
Thanks or sharing!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

thanks for participating.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Very creative! Thanks so much for sharing your wreath with us at Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

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Michelle L. said...

Hi! The dark spray-painted one really caught my eye on a link party! It's v. cool! But then I saw how you styled the plain newspaper one next to those white objets, I decided I loved it more! Great photo and decor.

Michelle said...

Heather this is AWESOME!!! I love cheap and easy and this fits in both categories oh and it is ca-ute!! I have a dollar store wreath waiting to be decorated, I just may let the kids help me with this one!!

Heather Bredimus said...

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Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

WOW, I wish I'd saw your post before, I dropped my papers in the recyle can out back. Nice wreath

www.chicmodernvintage.blogspot.com

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