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Showing posts with label Recycled paper heart wreath. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recycled paper heart wreath. Show all posts

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Red Paper Heart Wreath

About this time last year, I shared with you a project where I made a heart shaped wreath out of recycled cardboard and brown paper packing material. 

It is still one of my most viewed posts!

{You can visit the original post here}

Then I figured out how to recreate the crinkled paper {sort of}, and shared another paper heart wreath I made with vintage sheet music. 

{You can visit that post here}

Recently, I've made some more paper heart wreaths for the shop using vintage sheet music and vintage dictionary pages. 

{Those are available here}

Awhile back, someone gave me some red paper gift bag filler, which is very similar to what I had used to make the other wreaths. 

I decided I was going to break out of my usual neutral theme and make a festive red heart wreath.

A little wild, huh? 

I added a vintage canvas hanging tie to it, and finished the back with vintage sheet music. 

This "wild and woolly" red heart Valentine wreath is available at the shop right now, and it really stands out : )

I hope you're having a good weekend, friends!


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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Another Paper Heart Wreath?

So, I don't want to run the paper heart wreath into the ground, but I had some questions about how to make the paper shreds on my original Recycled Paper Heart Wreath

The point of the project was that I made a wreath out of some discarded paper and cardboard items that were just lying around here.

When I was asked about how the paper was made, I was really thinking, "who in their right mind would make all those little crinkly pieces of paper??" 

Can you now see me raising my hand, sheepishly? 

It turns out it's pretty darn easy to make some crinkly pieces of paper, provided you have a good sharp pair of scissors.

Let me show you how I did it with some vintage sheet music. 

 I started with 5 sheets of paper and folded them all together just because it's quicker than folding each individual piece. You will separate the sheets before cutting.


I began folding the paper accordion style, like when making tissue paper flowers.

The smaller your folds, the more crinkly the final pieces.

When you're done folding it will look something like this. Sort of fan-like. Now you will separate the sheets.

Take an individual sheet of paper and refold it along the accordion fold. Holding it together, use your sharp scissors and begin snipping the end off in thin strips.

This is what you end up with from five sheets of paper. The wheels are already turning....This could be cute gift bag filler...or?..hmm. 

Okay, stick to the project at hand!

The folds are not exactly like the original one with the packing paper, but still kinda fun, right? Any old paper could work. I was even thinking of trying one made out of newsprint. I think I used about 10-12 sheets altogether to make this wreath.

That's my grandparents, WAY back when. They were so cute :)

One little tip: If you decide to make one of these paper wreaths, and think you might want to hang it in front of a mirror, cover the back of the wreath with paper also! That way you won't see the not-so-pretty cardboard backing in the mirror.

I was having fun taking a few shots of the wreath hung from one of my old windows : )

The snow is looking pretty thin on the mountain back there today!

Alrighty then, now you know. If you're feeling ambitious, and you've just gotta have some of that crinkly paper, it's really not hard at all. 
Hope you're having a good week, and see ya soon!


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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Simple & Sentimental Valentine Mantel

I mentioned the other day that I was going to do mostly neutrals for my Valentine decor this year. I finally got my mantel area together! 

I will be setting up a little "love note station" for the kids that will be much more colorful, but here I'm going for a lighter look. 

This room is always challenging as far as lighting for photos, but I'm not a photographer and I just do the best I can with editing. Sometimes things come out a little fuzzy, but let's just go with it, ok? Thanks for understanding : )

Sometimes the simplest thing ends up getting the most attention. My Recycled Paper Heart Wreath was featured on Funky Junk's I Love That Junk site {thanks again, Donna!} and has had hundreds of views on my Hometalk page since I posted it yesterday. If you have some cardboard (I used a cereal box) and shredded paper, you can put one of these together in no time at all!

 Even though I chose to keep my mantel area simple and calm this year, I do LOVE looking at all the cheerful and colorful decorations out there on Pinterest and other blogs! 

I am blessed to have lots of beautiful old buttons that belonged to my grandmother. I simply put a handful in a cute little glass.

I just love the soft, time-worn look of vintage buttons, don't you?
Knowing my grandma collected these over many years makes them extra special to me. 

Simple little piece of slate I also used on my Winter mantel.
I used a piece of vintage sheet music to wrap a dollar store candle and added a little twine and a brown paper heart. 

Little cherub was also used in my Christmas decor.

Over here I showed you how I made Valentine Love Potion bottles using free printables from Knick of Time. Angie always has tons of inspiration, so be sure and check it out when you have a minute!

 This stamped fabric scrap ribbon and handmade lace rose were used on the unity candle at my daughter's wedding. I attached them to a charming little basket and filled it with vintage sheet music love songs.

The Valentine in the white frame has some special significance to me. Perhaps I'll share about that in another post...

Just a little detail here. If you're hanging something that will have the nail exposed, why not use something a little prettier? 
These upholstery tacks are easy to find and they just add a tiny spot of charm. This tack was dark metal and I wanted it to tie in with the white backdrop so I just swiped my finger across it with a spot of white paint.

Under the mantel shelf I hung the Simple LOVE Banner  I shared this week. 

This is another simple no-sew project using fabric scraps and glue!



A little bit handmade, a little bit vintage and a little bit sentimental. That's my idea of a charming Valentine's Day vignette. 

Sunday blessings to you, my friends!


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