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Eco-Friendly Spring Wreath

Eco-Friendly Spring Wreath | grasspotato.wordpress.comFinally all the snow (at least where I live) is melted  and the last couple of days has been beautiful.  The temperature has been in the high 60s with sunny skies and a fresh breeze.  Everything is announcing that Spring is just around the corner and I can’t wait for Spring to come.  To celebrate these beautiful days, I will share with you a “how to” Eco-Friendly Spring Wreath.

Materials:

  • Recycled wire cloth hanger
  • Recycled plastic shopping bags
  • Recycled plastic bottles
  • Candle
  • Craft paint
  • Rhinestones
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ribbon

Instructions:

1.  Start your wreath by shaping the hanger in a circle.

2.  Cut the plastic shopping bags in strips of 1″ wide x 6″ long.  Tight the strips all around the hanger.

3.  Cut flowers and leaves from the recycled plastic bottles.  To cut the flowers, I used free cliparts as stencils.

4.  Paint the flowers and leaves and let them dry.  I painted mine with inexpensive acrylic paints, $0.60 each in Michaels.

Recycled Spring Wreath | grasspotato.wordpress.com

5.  Curl the petals of the flowers and leaves by applying heat on the edges with a candlelight.  Do not put the flowers or leaves directly on the candlelight.  Leave a distance of about an inch.

Recycled Spring Wreath | grasspotato.wordpress.com

One of my readers suggested to use a hair drier to minimize the chance of getting burnt and then kids can help with the project.  Thank you, Gwen.   I love your suggestions.  If you have more ideas, please comment below.

6.  Glue the rhinestones on the flowers and glue the flowers and leaves on the wreath.

7.  Finish your wreath with a ribbon.

Isn’t it beautiful and Spring-y?

Eco-Friendly Spring Wreath | grasspotato.wordpress.com

Here are more ideas with recycled plastic bottles.  This adorable Recycled Plastic Bottle Spring Bird is easy to make and budget friendly!

Recycled Plastic Bottle Spring Bird | grasspotato.wordpress.com

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4 thoughts on “Eco-Friendly Spring Wreath

  1. Love the Idea it’s great.. Something that would be better than the candle, would be a hairdrier set on high setting. less chance of getting burnt and then kids can help with the project.

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