In honor of Earth Day, I turned 2 used boxes into some awesome door wreaths. Here what less than $2 (and a good part of your day) can buy you.
Here's a pictorial of the process with some vague details...
Step 2: Cut out about a billion strips of fabric appx one inch wide and 6 inches long. I may be exaggerating the amount of strips here. Truthfully, the amount you need will depend on the size of the box you used and how thick you cut the strips. I just cut about 10 at a time until I no longer needed them. (You'll need about a half yard of fabric). I was using scrap fabric, so I have no idea how much I had.
Step 3: Wrap those pieces of fabric around the box and hotglue them on. Wrap and glue, wrap and glue, wrap and glue...
Step 4: Print off your template for your decor (I used a monogram of our last name and for the other wreath a Cincinnati reds logo) but again, you can do whatever you'd like here. Next cut out the template and place onto the cardboard we set aside from step 1.
Step 5: Trace onto BOTH pieces of cardboard and cut them out. (If you have extra cardboard, a third layer wouldn't hurt). Next hotglue the 2 layers together so you have one thick monogram or shape or whatever you chose to cut out.
Step 6: Get some twine (I got mine for a $1 from the dollar store, and have purchased it before from Sears for about a buck, don't go to craft stores and spend 3 times this price!!) Next wrap and hot glue the twine around your letter or shape. Just wrap and glue (THIS PART TAKES FOREVER!).
Finally: Hot glue your letter to some ribbon and attach ribbon to wreath. ( I also used thumb tacks for additional strength) Leave some ribbon at the top to hang from the door.
After I finished my front door wreath, I was feeling pretty proud and a bit regretful I hadn't made my Cincinnati reds wreath in honor of baseball season. So, I decided to hit up the cardboard stash and get to working on a wreath for the downstairs door. Considering it opens to the man-cave, it's pretty fitting anyhow. Here's my tutorial on wreath #2.
Step 1: Using the top off a pizza box (Papa Johns is my preference, but not necessary HEHE), trace some circles, one larger than the other. I used a large bowl and a dinner plate.
Step 2: Cut out the circles. The middle piece is your wreath form. :) Following my trend from before...do not discard the center circle. The outside I would say is safe to toss in the recycling bin...unless you have some future ideas.
Step 3: Using the same process from step 4 and 5 in the previous pictorial, I cut out my cinci logo. I had to use some other cardboard from the stash because my circle wasn't large enough. I covered this logo in ribbon instead of twine and hot glued on some dots from a hole punch for cuteness.
Step 4: Using the rag wreath process, I cut out strips of leftover fabric and tied them in knots around the wreath form. I covered about 3/4ths of the from, leaving a small amount of space to cover with black fabric (using the same process as step 2 and 3 from above). I then hot glued on my logo in the blank space.
Step 5: (Not shown) I felt it was still needed something. So using the circle from the center, I traced the base of a cup and cut out the small circle. Since the inside of a Papa Johns pizza box is already white (see why that was important) all I had to do was draw on the laces using a red permanent marker and *BOOM* I had a baseball. I glued the cardboard baseball onto the rag part of the wreath and hotglued on some ribbon for hanging.
I used these same basic steps for the wreath I made for Haileigh's birthday.