Inspiration for this little project came from Thrifty Decor Chick, who I love. Seriously, take a few minutes ~ or hours ~ to explore her blog and you'll be hooked too. She made this wreath and I just love it.
So I decided to make one of my own. All I needed was some cardboard (I used the box from a case of chicken broth I bought at a case lot sale), some fake leaves I have used in various ways the last couple of years, and a glue gun.
First I cut the box into a square. Mine is 14" with an 8" opening so the cardboard is 3" on each side.
(plus you get a shot of my toilet paper. Sometimes it pays to look around and see what's in the background of a picture you're taking...)
Then I just started gluing
This is how it turned out and I love it!
I wanted to hang it above my mantle on this wrought iron thing, so I just glued a bent paper clip to the back and hooked in on.
This wreath was easy and fun to make while I was watching TV one night, and the best part is it was free! I already had everything I needed. Gotta love that :)
Check back soon for pictures of the full mantle!