29 September 2010

Easy Peasy Fall Wreath DIY

I found this awesome DIY last year around this time. I liked it because its super easy and made with empty toilet paper rolls- I love making treasures out of trash!

The DIY is to make wall art but, as I was making mine, I thought it would be cute to make a leafy little wreath.

So here's what you need:
Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Paper clips, laundry pins, or bobby pins
(optional: paint, glitter, fake flowers, ribbons, or other decorative items)

Now all I did was squeeze the towel roll so it looked a little leafy and cut it into about one inch pieces. You can measure and mark where you want to cut if you want it to be precise but I cut mine all different widths to add dimension.

Then I randomly glued them all together piece by piece. I created the inner circle shape first, gluing each piece and holding them together with pins. Then I added additional pieces to  fill out my wreath and create an interesting shape (I swear, the hardest part was deciding which configuration I liked best!).

After the glue dries you get to decorate it! You can paint it, add glitter, maybe glue on some creepy Halloween bugs. I added some orange and yellow flowers and a big bow made from black rick rack, orange textured ribbon, and my favorite polka dot ribbon.


  1. I remember that DIY too! It's such a good idea and a great way to work with recycled materials. I really love your take on it!

  2. OH MY GAWD I love this! Craft night project!??!?! :D


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