Monday, November 14, 2011

TWISTED NEWSPAPER WREATH

Twisted newspaper wreath........When I saw this, I  knew I wanted to make it. Keri is the inventor, and she cooks, and she has a linky party thur christmas with holiday cooking and baking.  Lots of wonderful recipes. 

I love it, putting this wreath together takes a bit of time, a couple of movies and a snack, maybe! I did this in one evening. It is so simple all you do is twist, wrap and glue. Please go check out the wreath that Keri made....It's so cute, and you can change the seasons. How, neat is that. I wonder about making this with strips of homespun fabric?

Thank you Keri, so cleaver!  I did the wrapping a little different then Keri but both work, when I was close to the end with the strip I was working with I took another one and overlapped the two and continued on.    

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Supplies:

foam wreath
glue gun and glue
newspaper ( stay with the comics, ads, you want the color in your wreath)
bamboo skewer (to help protect your fingers from the hot glue)



What you do is, cut newspaper in strips about 1 1/2 inches wide, at the starting point crinkle the paper and glue to the wreath. Use the bamboo stick to hold the paper to help protect those fingers. Then on you go, twist, fold, tuck, scrunch and try to keep your twisted papers tight with each other,  if the paper rips then fold it around or start with another strip. *I didn't use much glue, when I was almost finished with the strip of paper I added another one, about 2 inches from the end. Scrunch, twist and keep on going. It saved some glue and my fingers. Putting the wreath together didn't cost much..but I was surprised at the price for a wreath, so use your coupon for AC Moore you can get on-line.
Happy twisting my friends, A recycled newspaper wreath.....and go check out the Holiday Sweet Swap   
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8 comments:

  1. Great job! That looks fantastic!

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  2. Hi Andi!! You did a GREAT job with your twisted newspaper wreath - love the homespun fabric and holiday flair. Thanks for linking back and the shout out!! Hope you have a great week!

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  3. This is so pretty, you are so crafty! Also, my daughter made the acorn cookies while she was visiting me over the weekend, and everyone loved them!

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  4. Looks great...love projects using old magazines :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  5. The twisted paper made such a pretty wreath! great idea.

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  6. Hi Andi! This is really cute. I have been seeing bowls like this at TJMax and Home Goods. They are not so cheap!

    How about using your left over and /or used Christmas wrap to make a wreath for next Christmas! A great way to recycle.

    Thanks for sharing this at my party :) I am going to spend some time looking at some of you past recipes. Maybe I will get inspired.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  7. What a great way to recycle old newspapers. I bet kids would love one of these in their room since they are made from comic strips, especially if you embellished the wreath with a picture or a littl stuffed character from their favorite comic. So many great ways you could decorate these wreaths.

    Thank you for joining my party and special thanks for adding the button to your sidebar. I am going to add you to the blog roll on my sidebar too. Hope to see you again next week!

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