This post-surgery "resting stuff" has been pretty nice. However, this post-surgery "resting stuff" for an entire week straight can also get pretty boring, pretty quick. Therefore, I have tried to find small things I can do to keep myself entertained while still sitting on my booty. A few months ago I found a really cute idea for a scrapbook paper wreath on the blog Razzle Dazzle Crafting. I decided to give it a shot myself to make a spring wreath and this was my results...
Cute, right?? And it's sooo simple!! Here's the process:
First you need to cut out lots of approx. 1x6 strips of paper. I simply cut a 12x12 piece of paper into twelve one inch wide sections. I then cut those in half lengthwise to get 24 strips out of one piece of paper. Next, I put Mod Podge on the front and back of all of the strips. This step is a little tedious and definitely isn't necessary, but I personally think it makes everything a lot sturdier so the wreath will last longer and store better.
Once both sides have dried you staple the ends together to make little loops out of the paper.
Then you simply hot glue your strips onto the wreath to cover it!
I wrapped my styrofoam wreath in ribbon for a nicer look whenever there are some spaces showing in between the paper. I generally use 4-6 different designs/types of paper. With getting 24 strips out of each paper, this makes enough strips for two wreaths.
Also, the wreath I used the first time had squared off edges. I later found some wreaths (at the Dollar Store!) that were completely round and I liked that look a lot better. This was such a cheap, simple, and easy craft to make! I will definitely be making more of them. In fact, I have already made one for the Fourth of July and Halloween!
I would say the total cost for each wreath is about $5.
Styrofoam wreath - $1 (Dollar Store)
Ribbon - Approx. $2-$3 (I've had to use about a roll and a half on each wreath)
Paper - Approx. $2 (I bought a huge seasonal pack of paper at Hob Lob when it was half off for $10. I could make at least 5 wreaths out of each season from the pack, so probably about 30 wreaths total could come from the whole package. This is also nice to use because that way the paper already matches and coordinates for you!)
Now I'm off to cut strips of paper for a nice Fall wreath! And do some actual resting, of course! ;)
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