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Brown Paper Bag Wreath Base

I love wreaths but I tend to steer clear of making them because it can get so pricey. Sometimes it just doesn't make sense when you can buy something ready made for so much less. So I wanted to make a base for wreaths that would be low, low cost allowing me to spend a bit on flowers and whatnot without it getting too costly. I found the answer in brown paper that was headed off to the recycling bin.
I've found that these natural wreaths tend to be very inexpensive. If you shop at a craft store that offers weekly coupons you can get a good sized wreath form for around $3.
My brown paper came to me in a package as filler instead of peanuts or bubble wrap. I'm finding that this is becoming a more popular shipping option so if you purchase online much you'll probably have a stack of this paper in no time.
If you don't have access to this free brown paper you can repurpose brown paper grocery store bags or grab a sack of paper lunch bags for around $1.
Allow the brown paper to wrinkle and twist up to give the wreath some interesting texture.
Because my base was so inexpensive I splurged on 2 floral sprays for around $5 total.
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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Nov 19, 2015

    Oh this turned out looking SO cool! Diggin it for sure. :)

  • Anita toney
    Anita toney Macon, GA
    on Nov 21, 2015

    Smart and innovative love

  • Nn
    Nn Blacklick, OH
    on Nov 22, 2015

    Amazon uses that kind of paper packaging. Now I won't throw it away. Thanks for the idea!!!

    • Marie Poisson
      Marie Poisson
      on Oct 6, 2017

      Totally! Thank you for the suggestion I use mine to make papier mache masks

  • Nancy Spencer Carlson
    Nancy Spencer Carlson Longview, TX
    on Nov 22, 2015

    Now THIS is something I could use. If you don't happen to have any of the paper laying around, you can buy cheap kraft paper at The Dollar Tree. And I already have tons of fall sprays. A pool noodle (or pipe wrap) will be my only cash outlay. One wreath for a friend who didn't do any decorating for Fall, to go on her door for Thanksgiving. Yes!

  • Barb Neihouse
    Barb Neihouse Forks, WA
    on Nov 22, 2015

    Beautiful. Something I believe I may do for myself or perhaps for a friend or family member.

    • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey
      Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey Castaic, CA
      on Nov 5, 2016

      Wreaths have become one of my standard gifts. Lots of people find them intimidating to make. Give me a pile of nothing and I can turn it into something!

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