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What You Make Of It: Dime Store Chic “Goes Green” With A Recycled Paper Posy Wreath

First of all thank you to everyone who is submitting photos to our Show Your Snow feature from yesterday. Keep them coming, we are enjoying them! I'll post them soon for all to see here at Vintage Indie.

Today's What You Make of It project comes from our contributing editor Elizabeth Holcombe. She has a great idea to bring a little spring into our wintry homes. Best of all, it's a "green" project!

Paper wreath 3 on paper backing


Add a bit of “green” charm to your home this winter with a easy-to-make paper posy wreath. Make this simple and versatile wreath with strips of newspapers and/or magazines cut into various widths (3/4 to 1-1/2 inches). Look for strips of paper with designs and colors that you find interesting. You will also need tape, glue, scissors and cardboard. ( a recycled cereal box would work great)

Paper wreath 1 supplies

Cut a ring of cardboard. Use the left over cardboard to cut out leaves. Then take the strips of paper and fold them accordion style. Form the folded strips into a circle or “posy” by joining the ends and taping them together. Glue or use tape rings to stick the paper posy to the cardboard ring. Continue making paper posies in varying sizes and sticking them to the wreath. Overlap them to form a lush and interesting pattern. Stick the cardboard leaves in pairs throughout the wreath, tucking them beneath the posies.

Paper wreath 2 more supplies


Instead of newspaper and magazines, this wreath can easily be created with strips of crepe paper, scrapbooking papers, wrapping papers, or any “trash” paper you may toss out—but I hope you put them in your recycling bin!

Paper wreath 4 hanging
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Elizabeth Holcombe Fedorko, aka Bethsbagz, began her checkered crafting career when at four she realized using paste on paper was better than eating it. Inspired by vintage dime store treasures, vintage fabric, and a no-fear attitude toward color, Beth crafts totes, pin cushions, wreaths, and corsages into her Dime Store Chic creations. Beth would love you to take a peek into her whimsical world at her blog.

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