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Make a Fabulous Recycled Christmas Wreath

Recycled Christmas wreath.

The Christmas wreath is one of the common holiday decorations around the globe. They vary in size, price, and design. You can spend a lot on these, especially the glamorous ones. But in this activity, you won’t need to do that, because we will be recycling a wreath out of newspapers. This wreath is 98% recycled, thus making this eco-friendly and affordable.

Creating a Recycled Christmas Wreath

Step 1

Christmas wreath step 1.
Gather all the materials from the list below:
Newspapers
Hot glue
Green duct tape
Scissors
Paint brushes
A piece of red and yellow sponge paper
A short ribbon at least ½ centimeter thick
Ruler
Water-based paint – red, yellow and blue (basic colors used since I just mixed yellow and blue to form my desired green)

Step 2

Christmas wreath step 2.

Get 3 pieces of newspaper spread. Roll each as tight as possible.

Step 3

Christmas wreath step 3.

Tightly tape one end with duct tape.

Step 4

Christmas wreath step 4.

Tightly braid this until you reach the end.

Step 5

Christmas wreath step 5.

Form the braid into a circle and tape it with a green duct tape. This will be the wreath body.

Step 6

Christmas wreath step 6.

Paint the front and the sides of the wreath body with a green paint.

Step 7

Christmas wreath step 7.

Let the paint dry.

Step 8

Christmas wreath step 8.

Cut two long strips from the newspaper with a width of 12 centimeters and 9 centimeters, respectively.

Step 9

Christmas wreath step 9.

Paint these two long strips with a red paint. Let it dry for several hours.

Step 10

Christmas wreath step 10.

When the wreath body is dry, apply a second coat of paint. Let it dry again.

Step 11

Christmas wreath step 11.

Cut a strip of paper. Roll this tightly until you reach your desired thickness. This will be the candle in the middle of the wreath. The height of the candle is roughly 2-inches. Hot glue this when you reach your desired thickness.

Step 12

Christmas wreath step 12.

Cut the excess paper on the paper roll.

Step 13

Christmas wreath step 13.

Paint your candle paper roll with yellow paint.

Step 14

Christmas wreath step 14.

Cut a small flame shape in the yellow sponge paper, then highlight this by cutting a bigger flame from the red sponge paper. Hot glue the two sponge layers together to create a double layer flame.

Step 15

Christmas wreath step 15.

Wrap your ribbon around the candles’ body. Hot glue this to secure it. Cut the excess ribbon.

Step 16

Christmas wreath step 16.

Hot glue the flame shape on top of the candle once it’s already dry.

Step 17

Christmas wreath step 17.

Stick your candle on the inner wreath body. Put a lot of hot glue on the base to prevent the candle from falling.

Step 18

Christmas wreath step 18.

Get your two dried long red strips, then crumple both.

Step 19

Christmas wreath step 19.

Get your thicker red strip and form a bow out of it. Afterward, get the thinner red strip and put it in the middle of the bow that you made. This should be equally folded since the thin strip will serve as the tail of the bow. Secure both in the middle using a small strip of the same material and color.

Step 20

Christmas wreath step 20.
Glue the formed ribbon on the front part of the wreath body, just below the candle.

Step 21

Christmas wreath step 21.

Put some style on the tail of the ribbon by cutting it.

Step 22

Christmas wreath step 22.

Cut a piece of ribbon, this will be used to hang the wreath.

Step 23

Christmas wreath step 23.

Glue the small ribbon at the back of the wreath, immediately situated on top of it.

Step 24

 

Christmas wreath step 24.

You can now display your upcycled wreath in your front door.

Step 25

Tada! Finally done!

Recycling newspapers has never been this fab! You can upscale the Christmas wreath if you want, just as long as you have a lot of newspapers with you. Who would have thought that you’ve converted plain newspaper into a beautiful Christmas wreath? Creativity changes everything! So don’t hesitate to try!