DIY {Paper and Grapevine Wreath}

January 13, 2011

Inspired by something she saw on etsy, my friend Haley convinced me to join her in a little arts and crafts project last weekend. You know I'm such a fan of DIY Anthropologie copycat and wanna-be projects. Oh, and birds...and twigs...and gray...and cream. At least I'm consistent.

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-1 grapevine wreath (around $4)

-pages from an old dictionary or book (check thrift shops, around $1)

-a few sheets of scrapbooking papers (around .50 a piece)

-hot glue gun and glue sticks

-package of faux butterflies or birds and nests (check craft stores, around $4)

-a sheet or two of craft felt (less than a dollar)

For felt roses:

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Cut a circle around 3 or 4 inches in diameter. Cut a spiral into the circle. The tighter the spiral the tighter the rose.

Wind the spiral of felt to look like a rose, gluing edge with hot glue as you go.

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Paper flowers:

Using scalloped scissors, cut circles of various diameter. Cut a slit to the center and make a cone. Glue together. Glue stacks of cones together to form paper flowers.

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Attach leaves of paper and felt, flowers, and other little critters to the wreath with hot glue.

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Voila! You're done...for less than $10!

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It's really more suited as an indoor wreath, but if you have a covered porch or storm door, you could welcome your guests with your personal creation!

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