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No Cost Outdoor Spring Wreath

Wreath using recycled items




This pretty outdoor wreath was made by recycling plastic newspaper bags! Perfect for hanging outdoors. I also recycled  a styrofoam wreath from the dollar store as well as left over dollar store flowers from my Spring Flower Cubes. My wreath was free, but if you are starting from scratch you could do it for $2-3 dollars for the cost of one wreath and one-two bunches of flowers from the dollar store after adding in your own recycled plastic bags.

Here's how I made mine;

Supplies:
1 styrofoam wreath
10-12 newspaper bags
12 flower heads
hot glue gun

1) Cut Newspaper bags into strips.









2) Each strip should still be attached into a circle shape.  cut through one end of the circle to create a long strip.

4) Tie strips around the wreath as close together as possible with the knots along the outside edge of the wreath.
















5) Pull the flower heads off of their stems.  Hot glue the flowers to the front of the wreath.








17 comments:

  1. Awesome! Very creative.

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  2. This is so clever! I'd love for you to stop over and share this project at Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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    1. I just stopped over and posted with a link back to your blog! Thanks so much for the invite!
      Jan

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    2. Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday and I hope you'll stop back soon :)

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  3. Thanks for the tute. I'm into wreaths right now. You can check out my Pinterest if you don't believe me. I'm also pinning this, of course! Thanks again. Linda

    Following, too.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I can't wait to pop over and check out your Pins!

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  4. Newspaper bags - now that's clever!!!! So cute!
    gatheredinthekitchen.com

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    1. Thanks! I popped over to visit you! Loved it! Your Kid Taco Bowls was great idea! Never would have occurred to me!
      Jan

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  5. would love it if you could share this on my link party

    Natasha xx

    serenityyou.blogspot.com

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    1. I just stopped over! Loved your blog! I am your newest linky follower! Thank you so much for the invite over!
      Jan

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  6. Cute! Love the newspaper bags.

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  7. Genius to use newspaper bags. What a great upcycle! I would love to be on your link party list. My party – The Inspiration Board is up right now and I know my readers would love this. Hope to see you there.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/03/inspiration-board-link-party-40.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I just stopped by and linked up! I am glad you liked the wreath!

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  8. What a great way to recycle!

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  9. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday.
    Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow

    Natasha xxx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  10. Love this springwreath, it's so colourful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us on Natural Mothers Network!
    I am really looking forward to hosting the Seasonal Celebration Linky Party #7 going live tomorrow and hope you'll pop over sometime-you're always welcome!
    http://naturalmothersnetwork.com/category/seasonal-celebration-sunday/ Have a great weekend!
    Rebecca x

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