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Recycled Magazine Floral Wreath

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This Recycled Magazine Floral Wreath is a great way to use up all those old magazines.  Get your home ready for spring cleaning (and decorating!) with this fun and easy paper craft project.  Crafting with magazines is also a great way to celebrate Earth Day with your family...so gather everyone together and round up all those old magazines and get ready to create something beautiful and fun!

magazine floral wreath

Materials:

  • Smoothfoam 12" x 1" Disc
  • Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue Pen
  • Old Magazines
  • Buttons - various sizes, shapes and colors
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Foam sponge
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Double-faced satin ribbon in green
  • Tape measure or ruler

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut out petals.  Carefully cut or tear out magazine pages.  As orange is my color-du-jour, I chose pages with that color plus a few in shades of green. Vertically fold the magazine page in half.  Fold it the same way again.  With each petal cut, you will automatically get 3 more due to the folding of the paper.  I chose to make my petal round at the top and tapered at the bottom.  If you would rather have a daisy look to your flower, make the top of the petal pointed.  The key here is that each petal has tapered bottom and is approximately 2" tall. For a slightly rustic look and to add a bit more texture, lightly crumple the petals in your hands.
     
  2. Glue petals to the button.  Pinch in the paper at the tapered end of the petal.  Add a few dots of glue and place on the back of the button.  Each flower should have 5-6 petals. To keep the buttons from sticking to your craft table, place them on a piece of  aluminum foil and allow to dry.
     
  3. Paint Smoothfoam disc.  Squirt some paint onto the foil and paint one side and the edges.  Allow to dry.  Paint the other side and allow to dry.
     
  4. Add ribbon loop.  Cut a 24" piece of ribbon.  Glue ends together.  Allow to dry.  Glue to top of disc.  Allow to dry.
     
  5. Glue down flowers.  Arrange the flowers on the disc.  Once you are satisfied with the arrangement, add a few dots of glue to the center of the back of each flower and press into place on the disc.  Allow to dry.
    recycled magazine wreath

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May 18, 2014

Right don't understand the aluminum foil's purpose?

 

Nov 23, 2013

I have not made it but from what I saw, I know my granddaughter will get a very high grade when she's done with them. Thank you so much for making her project so easy and useful.

 

12 Ratings

Oct 4, 2013

So easy to put together! LOVE all ideas for crafts. Thanks.

 

Jul 31, 2013

I loveee this, my son and I are making one together and its coming out awesome because we are both cutting leaves and they are different so the flowers dont all look alike! We used cardboard for the back and cut a hole in the middle also, i like to use an idea and go off on my own a lil, thanks so much!!!

 

Jul 20, 2013

Today I cut out whole flowers instead of single petals... I don't understand the foil stuff... Tomorrow I will shape petals on flowers, and glue flowers on cardboard, then glue button. No need to paint background. I can't see yours and no one will see mine. (I take the easy way) but very pretty.

 

May 7, 2013

Do you have a template for the flower? It would be very helpful.

 

May 6, 2013

Pretty, instead of using styrofoam, cut out 3 cardboard backs from corragated cardboard and glue them together as your base. I did this that with my bottle cap wreath I made.

 

May 3, 2013

I have written similar comments before. Any project that begins with buying anything made of styrofoam or other plastic stuff, is not earth friendly. This plastic never degrades, just breaks into smaller and smaller toxic bits that remain on earth forever. AND, worst of all, this is made from oil, so encourages yet more drilling for, and increasing the price, of petroleum products. I urge you to think of something else to use as a base for this otherwise charming project.

 

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