Well This is Newsworthy


 We bring a lot of boxes,


and newspapers,


and other papers including school papers to the recycling center. 
I've been thinking that it would be fun to see if I could make Christmas decorations  from what goes through our kitchen and pantry. I tried to make a big tree out of newspaper today.  Hmmm.  Didn't work.  But, I haven't given up.

But, also today I started Alisa Burke's online class, Create Daily Holiday Edition
and her inspiration led me back to my recyclables.


Now, I have a newspaper wreath!


I used a lid to one of my big bowls to trace a pattern on a piece of paperboard from a pop box and a smaller lid to trace a circle in the center to cut out.


Then with a hot glue gun, I collaged pieces of the classifieds onto the wreath base.  Continuing with strips of newspaper and the glue gun I fashioned the paper flowers.


I folded more pieces of the newspaper to form a bow, again using the hot glue gun.

I've been wanting to make something out of newspapers for so long.  I think it was in a store display that I first saw a newspaper dress and thought it was so cool.  


Yeah, sorry about the corny blog title...I couldn't help myself.

4 comments

  1. That is such a fun wreath. Really! I love it.

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  2. Your blog title is fun
    AND
    your wreath is fantastic Jill
    those roses
    OH MY!!!
    very inspiring!
    oxo

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