Monday, September 6, 2010

Rolled Paper Wreath


While looking around the Internet at all the wonderful crafty inspiration out there, we ran across this project from T. Matthews Fine Art. It looked simple, used recycled items, and best of all, it looked pretty! So we had to try it out for ourselves and were so pleased with the results we knew we had to share it with you!

What you need:
  • wreath form (we cut a square from a box! Yay recycling!)
  • a magazine or even some cute paper
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • ribbon
First, cut medium to medium large circles from the pages of your magazine (you could trace a circle first to make sure it's perfect but we just winged it). You'll need a LOT!


Cut your circles into a spirals (again, you could draw a spiral on your circle first, but we just cut into them!).


Starting from the outside of your spiral, roll tightly inward.


Once your spiral is fairly tightly wound, let it go and you will see how it is resembling a rose.
Fire up your hot glue gun and begin gluing your "roses" to your frame. Hold them down for a few minutes to make sure they hold.
Continue doing these steps until your wreath is completely covered! Just attach your ribbon to the back of the frame and in no time you'll have a fun and pretty wreath!
At this point you can spray paint it, but we left ours as-is. We like that little bits of the different colors peek out!

Happy Paper Rolling!
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37 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try this! It looks so fun hanging there :) Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Great job! You have a very cute blog here. I'm visiting from Made bY you Monday! I'm a follower! Stop by Sassy Sites when you get a chance! xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  3. Such a cute and easy idea. This is one where you could let kids have at it.

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  4. Oh, my. I've bookmarked this one for my summer art program...great idea and great recycling craft!

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  5. This is SO cute! I LOVE the idea! It definitely doesn't look like it's made from paper -- wonderful job! :)

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  6. This turned out so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. I've done this with felt, but not paper. I like it and I like it painted. Thanks for sharing both!

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  8. I LOVE this!!!! I am going to give it a try:)

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  9. ooh this is cool! the final product looks like it's made from snail shells!

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  10. Very clever. Love the square shape, too!

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  11. LOVE that it is a square! Found you at Sugar Bee :)

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  12. NICE! I'm always down for a recycled project you can make for free. This is really cool.

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  13. That's really cute! And it looks fairly easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love this! I like that you made it square rather than round. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    Joyfully,
    Elizabeth Ann

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  15. I love square wreaths! I have one hanging on my front door I covered in book pages.

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  16. I like the square shape different and cute.

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  17. That is really cute, love how it turned out.

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  18. What a high impact piece of art from materials everyone has on hand! Beautiful.

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  19. This is adorable. I should be working on a blog, but I've spent half the morning reading back through your posts. Addictive... that's what you are!

    Tee

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  20. I would love to have you join me tomorrow over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's our Feature YOU Friday! Come by and check it out! xoxo

    Marni
    @ Sassy Sites!

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  21. Your wreath turned out so pretty. Please stop by my blog on Sunday to share with my readers at my Show Off Sunday Party. :)

    http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/

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  22. That is so amazing....crafty and beautiful at the same time. Love it.

    My Victorian Ribbon Afghan------done!!!

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  23. Awesome! I've never seen this way to use magazines and I love that you don't even have to buy a wreath frame. The square shape is hip and modern and I agree the colors looks pretty! Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree!

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  24. I'm going to make one with different pink scrap paper. I love what you have done. You could create any shape you want...how about heart shape w/ pinks. Shamrock with greens. As you can see I can get carried away lol.


    Katharine @ Kat's Almost Purrfect World
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  25. How cool is that!!! I love how it looks like little roses. It would be great for my little girls' room, once I get around to redoing it :-) I'm here by way of tatertots and jello and now I'm a follower!

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  26. awesome--love it and as you said-- yay for recycling!

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  27. i absolutely love that! and i love that it is square. SO CUTE!

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  28. I LOVE this! I've seen those type of flowers everywhere, but this is a project I would actually want to make with them!

    bec@theiheartblog

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  29. the end result on this is amazing! I love the texture of the rolled paper and the arrangement in a square wreath shape! totally unique and really cool!

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  30. thanks so much for sharing two great project ideas on Craft schooling Sunday! Great to have you as usual! All the best!

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  31. Thank you joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I'm featuring you in tomorrow's post☺

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  32. Thanks for stopping by to my Show Off Sunday Party. I look forward to seeing you next Sunday!!

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  33. Great idea! Now i know how to finish my paper wreath. Thank you

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