Sunday, October 17, 2010

Recycled Magazine Wreath



There are several versions of these also, so I had to try my hand on making a book wreath!! It sounded very easy and I was interested in making it because it is a green and upcycled project. I used a foam wreath form from the dollar store, hot glue gun, modgepodge and pages from Real Simple magazine.

I first modge podged long strips of paper on the wreath form. Then, I rolled and folded the paper in half and stuck it on the wreath form with hot glue gun. That's it. It sounds simple, but it was a little time consuming. I don't know if I will be making it again, but my kids enjoyed helping me. I was not all that impressed by the final product.... but you never know until you try.

William Sonoma Knock off Hurricanes





I know... I know these are all over blogland, but I had to try my hand on them. They sounded very easy to make and they really are!

All that is required is:
1. Vases from the dollar store.
2. Taper candle holders from the dollar store.
3. E6000 glue.

Here's how you proceed:
Remove the label from the vases and candle holders.
Apply glue around the edge of the candle holder and gently invert it in the center of the bottom of the vases.
Put some weight on the candle holders and allow them to dry for a few hours.
That's it! They are ready to be filled with candles, rocks, beads, decorative balls, christmas ornaments.... let your imagination run wild!!

Total cost is $2.00 per hurricane.