October 6, 2013

Liz makes a newspaper wreath

I pick up a paper every day while walking to my classes, and all of these school newspapers have been piling up in my backpack. I didn't want to throw them away, so the other day, I was searching Pinterest for some way to reuse them in a way I hadn't before. I found this blogger who posted a tutorial where she made box chains out of newspaper and made a wreath out of them. I decided to do it too. Here's how I did mine:
You'll need plenty of newspaper, scissors, glue (Elmer's, tacky, glue stick or whatever you'd like) and an embroidery hoop. At this point, you'll need to use the scissors and the newspaper to make box chains. If you have never made box chains before, don't fret. It's really easy. I forgot to take pictures of the box chain making process, but you can follow a tutorial on Michele Made Me. Use the glue to connect a few box chains together.
After you have connected four or five box chains together, wrap the big long chain around and around the embroidery hoop. Glue the ends together.
Do this again with a second super long box chain.
And then do it with a third! I think the original (the one I modeled mine after) had more but smaller (in width) chains. Tie a string or ribbon to the embroidery hoop and hang it on a wall or a door. 
Pretty cool. Sometimes when I look at it, it sort of resembles crumpled up newspaper, but other times I see a beautiful wreath. Do you guys like it? :)
Have a great Monday everybody. 
-L

PS, you might have noticed some changes around here on LM. 
I tweaked my blog a bit, and I hope you like it!

4 comments:

  1. You're so creative! I think it looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you Emily! You're too kind.
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  2. amazing! I feel like you should do more recycling projects like this, about maybe have a whole segment about it! this is an amazing way to take "trash" and make it beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Sometimes I feel like not many people appreciate recycled crafts so I don't do them as often, but I will definitely keep your comment in mind the next time I feel that way.
      Liz

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