Moms need to create too - paper cone wreath

Time for you to see what I've been working on when I've gotten a few minutes to myself.  Yes I love to create, I just don't get to do it as often as I'd like.  I recently saw this really great wreath on The Corner House Blog and I knew I had to make one because I have a TON of scrapbook paper, but I've gone digital so I don't use the stuff as much as I used to. 

I used these 5 double-sided 12x12 papers and an old book that had been collecting dust in the basement.

I borrowed a scallop punch from my niece (it was just under 3 inches in diameter) and punched away for quite sometime until I had a nice stack of cute little scallop circles.
Now, I could have run to the dollar store to buy a 12 inch wreath, but somehow I always spend $40 or more at that place so I opted to roll up some newspaper and secure it with some lovely blue tape to make my wreath base.  No one's going to know how ugly it was before right?

Some of the circles I hot-glued together to make them a little larger before I would roll them up into the cone shape.  I made all sizes of cones - skinny, fat, and double-up ones.

This is how a few of them looked before I started to glue them onto my makeshift wreath.

Glue, glue, and glue some more - filling in all those tiny spots.  I also glued some of the scallops flat onto the back of the wreath - I know no one was going to see it anyway, but I had to cover my bases.

Drum roll . . . Voile!  I had finally finished it!  I'm pretty pleased with my wreath - now I have something pretty to look at in my bathroom.  It took me probably a good 6 to 8 hours - slow and steady, but I think it was worth it.  All it cost was a few hot glue sticks (probably a whole package), an old dusty book, and a few sheets of scrapbooking paper.



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