Oh yeah, I know — not another wreath, please!!! Sometimes too much of a good thing can just make you blurry-eyed. But I really fell in love with those book page wreaths that I found first at Living with Lindsay . I found other versions here and here and here
Well, I did post a
lousy photo a while back of a wreath I made from the little foil snack bags but I was able to get a much better picture this time (but I saved it for almost last). I had already made a few of the wreaths from the book pages using Lindsay’s tutorial. Here they are:
Anyway I had all these little plastic foil snack bags that I wanted to use, so I thought the bright colors would make a great wreath. Again, using Lindsay’s tutorial as a guide, I cut the bags open then cut them into three (almost equal) pieces across the length and proceeded to heat up the glue gun. One thing I discovered while gluing these in place was that the plastic foil gets extremely hot and you have to hold each piece in place a bit longer than with just paper. My fingers were one major mass of tenderness for about 2 days. It’s difficult to see in this photo, but I had enough pieces to put 2 rows around the outside edge and another 2 rows around the inside. That left me with a big white space in between, so I filled it in with telephone book pages (probably a good thing – tone down that shiny glare from the foil) and then added some foil-lined wrapping paper that I cut to look like a tinsel garland (that’s the blue & white frilly-looking stuff in the middle). Still needed something, so I glued in two different kusodama flowers I had laying around and splashed some acrylic bluewash onto the phonebook paper. Not sure I like the way it looks in this photo, but it actually looks pretty decent hanging on the wall.
Okay, so I saved the best for last. When I showed my friend Nik how to make a kusudama ball with the origami flowers, she played around with them and came up with this cute wreath. It’s about `12 inches across. I love it!! How about you?