Monday, December 6, 2010
It wasn't fast, but it was super easy and I didn't have to buy anything to make it. If you want to make one of your own you will need:
-a ton of magazines and catalogs (gardening magazines work best (lots of green) so it helps to have a friend who has a flower shop who'll give you some.)
-a cardboard wreath form (you could just as easily cut your own ring out of an old box or something, but I had the wreath form already so I used it.)
Don't worry if there are spots of other colors mixed in with the green, little flecks of color are what makes the wreath look nice. If you run into giant text or something else you really don't like, just make sure it's on the stem side of your leaf and it won't show.
Make groups of 3 with the middle one on top and set them aside.
Once you have a ton of them, it's time for the fun part, making the wreath!
Put them in a little v shaped pattern, quite close together and continue around the form.
When you get to the end, just lift up the first leaves and stick the last ones underneath.
And Voila! A lovely, recycled, recyclable, and absolutely free wreath!