Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wee Wreath with a Twist...



Took a little breather from this project to make one of my favourite-most things: a wreath.

Here's how I did it!

This wreath is made of one small cereal box cut up into twine like I've shown you here, wrapped around a large mason jar many times until you have a mittful...


Then slipped off the mason jar and twisted in and out and wrapped and twisted in and out and wrapped around itself until you have a slightly-bigger-than-donut-sized-wreath...


When done, I gave it a light covering of daffodil yellow paint, and topped it off with a sweet bow.


It will do quite nicely for Easter or the whole of spring even, wouldn't you say?


I will make a place for it in The Wreath Blog collection very soon too, can't forget.

You have a lovely day now. I'm off to chat with my seedlings, weeeee! More on them later...

♥M

26 comments:

  1. J'aime beaucoup l'idée de faire une création à partir de récupération.
    Cette réalisation est vraiment très printanière !!!
    Bravo
    Nadia

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  2. Almost looks like raffia or something in that vein - only much cheaper and recycled! Great job!!

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    1. You're right about the raffia (and the cheapness). :)

      Thanks Melissa!

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  3. This looks cute - I will give it a try on the weekend .... and what a good idea to give it a little paint:)

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    1. just a light coat did the trick, thanks Monika!

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  4. So sweet! I love the light yellow coat of paint - it's almost weird how that gives it the look of a natural material. Very counterintuitive, very cool.

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    1. yeah you're right it does kinda look natural... :)

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  5. I love this. It would be the perfect little thing for gifting some sweet friends in need of a little spring sunshine. Thanks to you I have been gathering boxes and other recycleables for adventures in crafting, so I'm all set for this one. :)
    xoxo

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    1. glad to hear i'm having some influence... i hope that's a good thing. ;)

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  6. Found materials... who knew they could look so good? You are a recycling genius! Atta Girl!
    Hugs!!

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  7. So so fun. I love the texture. Today we folded up some newspaper pots and started making our seed tapes!

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    1. That's so awesome to hear Chris, yay!!!!

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  8. Oh, cereal boxes... better than the stuff inside them. I love it.

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    1. Though admittedly, I'm somewhat in love with the stuff inside them too. :)

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  9. as I can see Spring is in the air and in your heart, too!!!

    xxx Alessandra

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    1. Oh I hope so... But it's cold again today, so who knows!!!

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  10. Adorable, Michele! I never would have thought to spray paint it.

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    1. that was a last minute decision but in this case it worked, I think. Thanks Gwen!

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  11. you are a recycling genius! Love this sweet wreath!

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    1. You're very kind Nicolette. I like the wee wreath too. :)

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  12. How very clever! I like this simple wreath idea!

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  13. Michele! I love this quick and easy craft! What a way to use recycable cereal boxes to create a project that only YOU know was made from the cereal boxes! I will have to try this out with my son and what cute little gifts they would make for any occassion and holiday!

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