I've seen lots of book page wreaths and have been wanting to try one. I knew I wanted a wreath to hang outside on my patio and knew the book page ones would not hold up as I would like. Yesterday I had one of those moments and thought I could get a similar look with plastic bags. I know I had lots of them around and most of them are white. So I decided to give it a try.
I started with a plain wreath from the dollar store and a stack of plastic Target bags. I did use all Target bags as I figured they would all be the same size. I found out there was some differences in the bag sizes but were all pretty much the same.
I didn't take pictures of cutting up the bags but I cut off the bottom of the bag and the handles to make them a rectangle shape. I decided I wanted only a white wreath so I cut the bag into two parts, one with the bulls eye logo and the white part that I was going to use instead of book pages. You can see the stack of bulls eye logos and a stack of the cut up white part. I cut them to approximately 5 x 5, but some were more rectangle, about 3 x 6. I would try to get them a bit more even next time as if you look closely at my wreath you can see that some parts of the wreath are thicker than others. That is due to the size of the white pieces I used.
I decided I wanted to cover the base to make a bit more of an even base to hot glue the sheets to so I used the bulls eye logo part of the bags. I just sort of wrapped them around and hot glued them onto the wreath.
Then I just started gluing on the white sheets over the wreath. Here it is part complete. I think it took me just over an hour to completely cover the wreath. I did it in front of the TV, I suggest you do the same.
Completed wreath, finally done.
I hung the wreath outside on my patio on a wreath hanger I already had. I did spray a little bit of a shimmery gold spray paint on it to give it a bit more shine but I don't think anyone but me would notice that.
Project cost $1.00 plus some basic supplies I had on hand.
Time - 2-3 hours including time cutting up bags
25 Target bags cut up
Low temp glue gun
glue sticks - I used two
Hope you enjoy this and try it yourself.
Happy Crafting - June