Have you ever been working on a project and realized half way through that there was a better way to do it but it was too late? That was how this wreath went down. However, I am glad that the finished project turned out okay. I will be posting all about that tomorrow!
First I started with this paper wreath that I made this past fall.
I removed the bow and twine which left me with a nice brown paper "canvas" to work with. Then I cut 1 inch by 4 inch strips of coordinating red and green (mostly green) scrap book paper. I probably had 40-50 strips.
I started to glue each loop on one at a time using a glue gun layering them as I went.
About half way through I realized by looping them like this, I was using more paper and more glue.
So then I started placeing them like this which helped my paper go further and allowed me to use less glue.
I am going to show you the finished product tomorrow. The wreath is hanging on my mirror in my living room and looks just lovely across from my whimsical mantel! I can't wait to get our tree so I can tie in some of these colors into our tree topper and some ornaments or garland!