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Recycling paper: Green Craft Wreath tutorial

Green crafts, Recycle  |  September 7th 2011  |  0 Comment
As I mentioned last week, I picked up a copy of Green Craft, Vol 2 by Stampington & Co. It is really a lovely issue. As a busy mom of little kids, if I want to make something and I don't have the supplies I can't just drop everything and go to Hobby Lobby. So I use a limited number of supplies in my art and use everything I have. So the whole re-purposing and altering idea really suits me.


Recycling paper

Green Craft Wreath tutorial
In this issue Lana Manis of the blog Honeysuckle lane made this ‘whimsical wreath’ out of old book paper.
It is so lovely that I totally wanted to make one. So I followed her steps for making my own. Mine turned out a little on the rough & uneven side. You should check out Lana’s blog, she does some amazingly perfect wreaths. Puts mine to shame! But is was a fun thing to make, so I am forging ahead and showing you my version.

So these are the steps that Lana laid out to make this wreath. In honor of valentines day which is fast approaching I made mine into a valentine wreath!

Step 1 – Draw a circle on some cardboard
Step 2 – Cut it out
Step 3 – Cover the circle with glue
Step 4 – Cover the circle with old book paper. Trim. Repeat for other side of circle

*excuse my coupon background newspaper! I had no idea it would be so distracting. Lesson learned :)

Step 5 – Cut or tear out a whole bunch of pages from an old book. Lana suggests about 60 pieces, mine was smaller so I had about 30.
Step 6 & 7 – Start to roll the paper into a cone. To make shorter cones roll on the longer side, for longer cones roll on the shorter side (this makes sense once you are rolling)
Step 8 – Staple the cone. Repeat for all your cones. This is a fun step to do while watching a movie!

Step 9 & 10 – Lay the longer cones out on the covered circle. I used spray glue, spraying below the cone and then above it as I went
Step 11 – The cones can be a little springy, so to make sure they were sticking I used the top of a glass jar to press the cones in place (my tip ;)
Step 12 – Lay a second layer of shorter cones over this bottom layer in the same way.

Step 13 – Once the cones are all stuck, flip it over and pick out a hanger. Lana used wire, I used some ribbon.
Step 14 – I glued a small paper circle over the ribbon and laid something heavy to make sure the ribbon stuck on (but not too heavy as to crush your cones)
Step 15 – Cut out a collage for the front. I cut a circle out of a pre-made collage with a heart (this had been going to be a journal, but the colors were perfect for this wreath’s center!)
Step 16 – Perhaps layer the circle on another circle of old book paper and tear around it. Glue this to the center of your cone wreath to hide all the messy cone staples!

And there you have your valentine wreath:

Source: Green Craft Wreath

****For those here for the One Heart One World giveaway, this is a different one!****As I mentioned last week, I picked up a copy of Green Craft, Vol 2 by Stampington & Co. It is really a lovely issue. As a busy mom of little kids, if I want to make something and I don’t have the supplies I can’t just drop everything and go to Hobby Lobby. So I use a limited number of supplies in my art and use everything I have. So the whole re-purposing and altering idea really suits me.

In this issue Lana Manis of the blog Honeysuckle lane made this ‘whimsical wreath’ out of old book paper.

It is so lovely that I totally wanted to make one. So I followed her steps for making my own. Mine turned out a little on the rough & uneven side. You should check out Lana’s blog, she does some amazingly perfect wreaths. Puts mine to shame! But is was a fun thing to make, so I am forging ahead and showing you my version.

So these are the steps that Lana laid out to make this wreath. In honor of valentines day which is fast approaching I made mine into a valentine wreath!

Step 1 – Draw a circle on some cardboard
Step 2 – Cut it out
Step 3 – Cover the circle with glue
Step 4 – Cover the circle with old book paper. Trim. Repeat for other side of circle

*excuse my coupon background newspaper! I had no idea it would be so distracting. Lesson learned :)

Step 5 – Cut or tear out a whole bunch of pages from an old book. Lana suggests about 60 pieces, mine was smaller so I had about 30.
Step 6 & 7 – Start to roll the paper into a cone. To make shorter cones roll on the longer side, for longer cones roll on the shorter side (this makes sense once you are rolling)
Step 8 – Staple the cone. Repeat for all your cones. This is a fun step to do while watching a movie!

Step 9 & 10 – Lay the longer cones out on the covered circle. I used spray glue, spraying below the cone and then above it as I went
Step 11 – The cones can be a little springy, so to make sure they were sticking I used the top of a glass jar to press the cones in place (my tip ;)
Step 12 – Lay a second layer of shorter cones over this bottom layer in the same way.

Step 13 – Once the cones are all stuck, flip it over and pick out a hanger. Lana used wire, I used some ribbon.
Step 14 – I glued a small paper circle over the ribbon and laid something heavy to make sure the ribbon stuck on (but not too heavy as to crush your cones)
Step 15 – Cut out a collage for the front. I cut a circle out of a pre-made collage with a heart (this had been going to be a journal, but the colors were perfect for this wreath’s center!)
Step 16 – Perhaps layer the circle on another circle of old book paper and tear around it. Glue this to the center of your cone wreath to hide all the messy cone staples!

And there you have your valentine wreath:

Green Craft Wreath

****For those here for the One Heart One World giveaway, this is a different one!****As I mentioned last week, I picked up a copy of Green Craft, Vol 2 by Stampington & Co. It is really a lovely issue. As a busy mom of little kids, if I want to make something and I don’t have the supplies I can’t just drop everything and go to Hobby Lobby. So I use a limited number of supplies in my art and use everything I have. So the whole re-purposing and altering idea really suits me.

In this issue Lana Manis of the blog Honeysuckle lane made this ‘whimsical wreath’ out of old book paper.

It is so lovely that I totally wanted to make one. So I followed her steps for making my own. Mine turned out a little on the rough & uneven side. You should check out Lana’s blog, she does some amazingly perfect wreaths. Puts mine to shame! But is was a fun thing to make, so I am forging ahead and showing you my version.

So these are the steps that Lana laid out to make this wreath. In honor of valentines day which is fast approaching I made mine into a valentine wreath!

Step 1 – Draw a circle on some cardboard
Step 2 – Cut it out
Step 3 – Cover the circle with glue
Step 4 – Cover the circle with old book paper. Trim. Repeat for other side of circle

*excuse my coupon background newspaper! I had no idea it would be so distracting. Lesson learned :)

Step 5 – Cut or tear out a whole bunch of pages from an old book. Lana suggests about 60 pieces, mine was smaller so I had about 30.
Step 6 & 7 – Start to roll the paper into a cone. To make shorter cones roll on the longer side, for longer cones roll on the shorter side (this makes sense once you are rolling)
Step 8 – Staple the cone. Repeat for all your cones. This is a fun step to do while watching a movie!

Step 9 & 10 – Lay the longer cones out on the covered circle. I used spray glue, spraying below the cone and then above it as I went
Step 11 – The cones can be a little springy, so to make sure they were sticking I used the top of a glass jar to press the cones in place (my tip ;)
Step 12 – Lay a second layer of shorter cones over this bottom layer in the same way.

Step 13 – Once the cones are all stuck, flip it over and pick out a hanger. Lana used wire, I used some ribbon.
Step 14 – I glued a small paper circle over the ribbon and laid something heavy to make sure the ribbon stuck on (but not too heavy as to crush your cones)
Step 15 – Cut out a collage for the front. I cut a circle out of a pre-made collage with a heart (this had been going to be a journal, but the colors were perfect for this wreath’s center!)
Step 16 – Perhaps layer the circle on another circle of old book paper and tear around it. Glue this to the center of your cone wreath to hide all the messy cone staples!

And there you have your valentine wreath:

Source: shonastudio.blogspot.com