Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Paper Christmas Wreath

It all started with an idea to create a Christmas wreath from recycled paper…a good month ago. Toyed with a number of ideas in between work and setting up new home and resisted ‘Googling’ to come up with something of my own. But as time drew nearer and festivities swinging in at work, friends’ and all around town, my impatience got the better of me. I ‘Googled’. And boy, was I pleased when I found this super fabulous blog by Lisa Tisle. Her paper wreath craft was irresistible and I really looked no further than my stash of wrapping paper, a pair of scissors, a stapler and card paper (the only thing I recycled eventually as I used a distressed shopping bag). I believe this tutorial from Lisa’s blog should inspire you too to make a wreath of your own this Christmas.
My chosen wrapping paper! Red and green are predictable, so orange is what I went with to create a autumny feel with fresh green.

After cutting out the ring per Lisa’s instructions, the leaves were a breeze to cut away. Infact, this could be such a fun kid’s project! Stapled sets of three leaves alternating green and orange… Started by stapling green leaves and did deviate from the blog’s instructions a bit here. There had to be some originality :P
That done, added the orange paper leaves...
...and bingo!!
I am linking this to the Christmas Carnival at The Key Bunch! :-)
Wishing all you lovely people happy festivities and a merry Christmas! Much love and warm wishes,

16 comments:

  1. Oh maaaaan this is GORGEOUS !! Well done Harshi!! :)

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  2. hey thats an interssting idea.... I am tempted to try :)

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  3. This is beautiful, the tutorial looks so easy.

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  4. Unique and lovely! Think I'll try making it with the kids during their winter holidays...

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  5. I love the wreath and specially love the paper that you've used, gorgeous!

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  6. You'll want to add a facebook button to your blog. I just bookmarked this article, although I had to complete it manually. Simply my $.02 :)

    - Robson

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  7. loved your wreath! You are tempting me to give it a try. The paper that you have used is such a great choice.

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  8. it's gorgeous! i love the paper u have used! do link up to the christmas carnival at the keybunch:)

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  9. Oh that is beautiful. In fact I have some handmade paper with leaves on them already...I think that may work well too. Must try out soon.

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  10. It looks beautiful. Love your color selection.

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  11. very beautiful... innovative way of using paper... guess u can do with scraps even... very simple ...

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  12. Hey Harshi!! That looks so simple yet beautiful... gonna make one too and gift it!!

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  13. Love the colours Harshi...the wreath is so very beautiful...and the best part is you can take it through all the seasons...:-)

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  14. Thank you people and happy Xmas crafting for all of you that have this on your festive plans. :-)

    Emreen, would be great to do it with scraps, colourful ads from newspapers, magazines etc.

    Sharon - Have linked up to the Christmas Carnival! :-)

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