Monday, January 28, 2013

Paper Towel Wreath

And you thought paper towels were only good for cleaning up spills.
They can also be used to adorn the walls of our home in a lovely display of decoration :)


I don't know why I decided to make this wreath.
I think I was just fiddling with a paper towel one evening 
and ended up twisting it into a rosette.
And of course the wheels in my head started turning
and I was thinking, "I know I can create something with these!"

You will need:
paper towels
12" x 12" card stock
scissors
pencil
hole punch
ribbon
hot glue gun and glue
buttons, beads, rhinestones (optional)

Draw or trace a heart onto your card stock.
Then draw another heart inside your main heart.
After cutting it out, you will have this....


By the way, I apologize for the black dot on some of my photos.
My lens has a scratch and I can't always get a good shot around it :)
Anyway. . .

At the top of the heart,
use a hole punch and tie some ribbon through the hole.


Cut your paper towels into strips.


Fold one end like this and begin twisting into a circle to create a rosette.
Click here for more details on how to make a rosette.


Okay, hold your rosette together with one hand and with your other hand
apply hot glue to your heart paper wreath and press your rosette onto the glue.
This will hold it together.



Continue to do this until your wreath is covered.
And you're done!

You can also apply any kind of embellishment.
I added 2 buttons to one wreath.








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48 comments:

Sara Blevins said...

Good morning dear friend! Do you know I can recognize your art and picture without reading your blog name? I love it, how creative is that. I hope you have a lovely week!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Aren't you clever? Very neat project!

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Cute! Way to be creative and frugal! :) Hope you have a great week. I'm hosting a Homemaking Linkup and would love to have you join, if you're interested.

Have a happy day!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Debbie said...

Aren't you just a clever lady! It is adorable Stephanie! Have a great day!

Mary said...

That is just awesome!! Yep, I think I'll try this today!!

Hope said...

Hi Stephanie,

I am in a very emotional state right now. I have deleted my blog “The Simple Life of Hope”. My father-in-law died nearly two weeks ago, and the following weekend, I found out that my father has leukemia and was told that he had 2 weeks to 3 months to live.

I would like to keep in touch with you, and I will probably even begin a new blog, eventually. I just wanted to let you know what’s going on with me.

♥Hope

Antiques And Teacups said...

Now that is a novel, lovely and thrifty idea! You clever girl!
Ruth

Debbie said...

You are just amazing girl! They look so pretty, almost like lace. And to think... it is just a paper towel!

Hope will be missed! Please let her know that I will be praying for her.

Have a wonderful day!

Gege said...

Hello Stephanie! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
Thanks for your kind words, meeting and sharing idea with christian women is always a blessing!!!
I hope you can back soon!!
Your blog is so lovely and cozy!!!!
Hugs!

Claire Davis said...

Wow, this is such a neat project. I was trying to think of a new wreath to make for the door this winter. Will have to try this! Thanks for sharing :)

Sandra said...

Stephanie, How do you come up with these great idea?!! What a cute wreath and so inexpensive to make.

Hope you're having a wonderful Monday, my friend!

Hugs,
Sandra

Jo May said...

Stephanie I have got to copy cat this for sure,can't tell you how much I have fell in LOVE with these adorable hearts,shucks I'm ready to get-ta rolln' right now.LOVE THIS!!!
~Jo @ LoblollyLane

Linda said...

I'm good at following instructions Stephanie, but not nearly as creative as you are. I love your ideas. So pretty!

Mrs R said...

Stephanie, how sweet and so simple to do. You have such wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing!

Hearts & Crafts Boutique said...

What a great and frugal idea! I would never have thought it was made from paper towels! Well done, Stephanie!

Phylicia

Lauren Davenport said...

You are blessed with so much creativity! The hearts look beautiful.

Everyday Things said...

wow just stunning and I am just amazed at what we can do with the humble paper towel! Just looking over your blog - its delightful!

Conniecrafter said...

you would never know this was paper towel, such a lovely creation, great idea!!

Sherri B. said...

You are a clever girl, I would never know that it was made of paper towel..so very cute! xo

Rox said...

Now that was smart. I love the simplicity of it. Paper towels! Who would have thought? :)

DesignedByBH said...

I love this! What a great idea!

momstheword said...

Wow, that is awesome! I can't believe it's made from paper towels! You are amazing.

I have wanted one of those rosette necklaces but they are too expensive, but I found a tutorial to make one.

So your post has encouraged me, because if you can make a rosette out of a paper towel then surely I can make one out of fabric, right?

I am pretty inept but we will see, lol!

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

I love your creative spirit, Stephanie! You come up with the most unique ideas. Thanks for sharing!

JES said...

You are so creative! This is darling :)

Ana Lopes said...

Wow, completely amazing work! Love it!Thank you for sharing.
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Carol L McKenna said...

Absolutely stunning creations ~ Wow! ~

Carol of A Creative Harbor

Thanks for coming by and your comments. ^_^

Kate M said...

Who would have thought that these beautiful heart wreaths were made from humble kitchen roll. This is another project that I think Lexie will love getting her hands on. I will have her make the rosettes and I will look after the hot glue!You are so creative - they are stunning!!
xx

Delvalina said...

You always have brilliant idea. I am in awe of you. I love it <3

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I am totally intrigued with this idea! It is so pretty and I would never have guessed paper towels! I am kind of wanting to know what would happen if I dropped a few drops of water color on to those paper towels after they were on the heart. I may have to try that! Thanks for the inspiration!

SweetPepperRose said...

LOVE! this is too sweet!

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Stephanie, thanks for sharing this fun project at Monday Makeover. It is one I really enjoyed and am hoping to try too!

Laurie@SimplyCreatingHome said...

I never would have guessed that your rosettes were made from paper towel! So sweet!

Tonna @ USS Crafty said...

Cute wreath! I would've never guessed that it was made with paper towels! How crafty! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

I absolutely love this! I love the texture in the flowers!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is just so cute! What a great idea and very budget friendly!
hugs, Linda

Shannon Barefoot said...

Wow! I never knew paper towels could look so pretty :) Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative.

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

misselayneous said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment and following my blog! You had a beautiful blog too! Very inspiring and wreath is such a nice idea!

Lauren said...

Ummm... it's amazing how good that looks for being made out of paper towels! I'd be tickled if you'd link up at Off the Hook!

Lavender Cottage said...

How creative, never thought I'd see a wreath made from paper towels.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Stephanie,
How clever and creative you are, my friend! These are just too cute! Great idea! Do you lead a SS class? They must love you! Thanks for sharing at my HOME and enjoy the rest of your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

A Garden of Threads said...

Awesome, a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Wow this is so cute and clever!

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh, you are too clever! I have made these flowers out of fabric, burlap, and drop cloth but never paper towels. Fun, fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Kathy Moody said...

These are so adorable!! I love them. Awesome idea to use paper towels. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So glad you did! Have a wonderful weekend.
hugs
Kathy

4 You With Love said...

Wow,I can't believe this was made with paper towels...it's simply gorgeous. Paper towels...the next big crafting supply! ;) I'm so glad you shared this at Loving Valentines Day!

TGIF!
Marilyn

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Amazing! So pretty. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jann Olson said...

Hi Stephanie, I am featuring you at my 'showing a little love' challenge today.
hugs,
Jann

Anne Payne said...

Oh WOW! Your wreath is striking!!! Who would have thought you could do this?! Well, obviously you did :)
I am in awe.

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