Thursday, May 24, 2012

Brown Bag Use

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Here's another awesome craft that can be done for only a few bucks. I found the tutorial here. I really liked it because of the tones. However, I did modify it to my liking. For one, it took me way more brown circles than the gal over at Happy Clippings. I packed them in really thick and tight to achieve the look I wanted. I also added a green bow because I love the color combination of green and brown. 
Display of wreath at Festival
A closeup of the ruffles- tightly packed
The basic steps: I purchased a foam wreath form and covered it with leftover ribbon from another homemaking project of mine. I traced a circular can, approximately 4 inches in diameter, about 30 times, on numerous layers of kraft paper, then cut out the layers of paper, totaling about 200 circles. I twisted and wrapped them around a pencil, put a dab of hot glue on the bottom, and stuck in on the wreath. I packed them tightly, but that was purely preference. A tip: brown paper bags, and lunch bags would also work wonderfully. However, we use our brown bags for trash days (a boro rule), and I already had kraft paper on hand so I didn't have to buy it.

New wreath, hanging in the house

What do you all think?

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