Hello again! So good to be back in my blog world. I have a special tutorial for you today. I really enjoyed doing this and it's so easy you can too! It's a totally "green" project too because we are using things that we already have or can buy at a thrift/resale store. All the supplies you need for this is a wire hanger, an old dictionary (the older the better!), and some ribbon.
A Recycled Dictionary Wreath
I cut the hook part of my hanger off and formed it into a circle.
I bought a HUGE, very old dictionary at my local resale shop for a buck. Tore out some pages.
OK. ALOT of pages.
Next, I tore them in half, long ways from top to bottom.
Then I softly folded each one randomly. Do not crease them and make a harsh fold. You want the soft, curved look. Here I am saying random folds and I'm showing you how I folded them. I know, I know, but I wanted you to SEE how random.
And again. You can make any size of wreath but you want your pieces of foldedpaper to be roughly the same size each time.
Then pierce the folder paper with the hanger and move it down to the others.
Here is another way I often folded my papers. Just be different. Under, over, diagonal, etc.
Now you may be tempted to quit after folding your 1,000,000th paper but don't! They seem to squish together when they are hung and you are left with empty space. Pack it pretty full. When you are satisfied with the amount, hook and twist the too ends together.
I cut some leftover burlap that I had and made a loop out of it but you can use ribbon.
So? Whatcha think? Something you can do, right? It's easy and when you are finished, send me a picture!
Have a great week!
p.s. yes, I know that I should have washed the paint off my hands BEFORE doing the tutorial but that's pretty much what they look like 24/7... :)
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