Sunday, September 4, 2011

You Made That Out Of WHAT?

I am linking up with The Nester  to share this sweet wreath tutorial.
She has challenged us to make a wreath out of material we wouldn't normally think to use. I decided to use...



 Grocery bags!


First, grab a bunch of those plastic grocery bags you have piled up in your pantry. We all have em! 

Then, fold one up and run it through a die cutter. Then another one...and another one...



{{If you don't have a die cutter, it will only take a bit of extra effort to cut them out yourself. But still SO easy!}}


I used white and brown plastic bags for a neutral look, but white and yellow would be sweet, kinda like daisies. :) 

Next, you will need a Styrofoam wreath, some neutral material, scissors, and sewing pins. 


Tear a few strips of your fabric and wrap it around your wreath and secure with a pin.


Then start stacking your flowers. I alternated colors and sizes and then secured them to the foam wreath with another pin...


I alternated the colors...


And filled the sides with just the smaller flowers to make it a bit fluffier...


And there you have it! 
It took minutes to make and I had most of the stuff on-hand! :) 


Isn't it sweet?? I love how flouncy the flowers are.  I am excited about incorporating it into my Fall mantle. Stay tuned, and let me know if you make one for yourself!

{{If you would like to see this wreath with a sweet baby girl update click here!}}










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Tatertots and Jello
 



19 comments:

Heather said...

What a sweet wreath. I would of never guessed the flowers were made out of plastic bags. What an upcycle!

Hello, I'm Laura said...

What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

Have a Happy Labor Day.

Anne said...

That's so pretty - I love how fluffy the flowers are.

Barb said...

That really is creative and pretty!

BabiesandBargains said...

This is so cute! I love it and would have never thought to use grocery bags.

- Brittany said...

Wow, I never would have guessed that those were plastic grocery bags! Finally a use for those horrible things ;-D

Brittany

nest of posies said...

you go girl & your sassy self!!!

how clever are you with this idea! the wreath is adorbs.

thanks for linking up, my friend!

xo
kellie

Jerri said...

How creative! And it looks great! I'd like to invite you to link up at my Friday Favorites party!

Michelle Paige said...

Your grocery bag flowers are so sweet and delicate looking! Unbelievable! An all-weather wreath!
--Michelle

Sarah said...

This is such a great idea! And so unique! I made mine out of TP rolls. :) I may have to copy this for another though because boy do I have a lot of bags!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

I saw your wreath at TT&J, and I couldn't tell what part was made from grocery bags... glad I came by to check it out. Genious!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

I never would have guessed that the flowers were made from plastic grocery bags. The whole wreath turned out great! Thanks for sharing

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