Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall Crafts, Round 1: Paper Bag Wreath

I spent Sunday working on my first fall craft of the season, a cute paper-bag wreath I spied over at Abbey's blog. Abbey originally pulled it from Martha, and I thought it would be an easy craft with a big effect for our apartment door. I followed the directions on Abbey's post:

(both via Abbey via Martha)

If you'd like to make this cheap beauty, I recommend following Martha's directions, except that I found it easier to attach the "leaves" with a glue gun instead of the suggested stapler. I've included some process photos:

You'll see I used brown kraft paper, metallic brown cardstock, and gold cardstock. If A.C. Moore had bronze cardstock, I would have purchased that; but alas, they did not. Here was my total cost for this first fall craft of the season:
  • 1 sheet of 12"x12" gold cardstock - $0.49
  • 2 sheets of 12"x12" brown metallic cardstock - $0.98
  • 16" wire wreath form - $2.59
  • 1 black wreath hanger - $0.99
  • 1 7-yrd spool of expresso grosgrain ribbon (for wreath hanger) - $3.99
  • Total, inc. tax - $9.76
What do you think?

P.S. Did you notice the slight change in the blog heading? Like it?


  1. This is WAY easier than my little leaves project is turning out to be. Maybe I'll ditch mine and do this instead?!

    And I love the updated header!

  2. It was so easy...though I'm not encouraging you to abandon your project!

  3. i totally dig this idea. i always have lots of packing material that goes to waste, i bet i could make a cool one out of recycled goods. thanks for sharing!

  4. Bianca--love the idea of reusing materials! I wish I had thought of it (since as how I was sorely disappointed in the selection at my local A.C. Moore)...thanks for stopping by!


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