DIY brown paper wreath

‘Tis the season to recycle.


I know what you’re thinking. Here she goes again, making something out of nothing. I PRIDE myself on it, people! And it’s the holidays. I’m always a proponent for being frugal when it’s feasible this time of the year. 

And what a year it’s been. I haven’t written much here and I’ve missed it. To say I’ve been busy with other stuff is an understatement, so carving out some time to post a little something before carving the turkey is a luxury.

This time of the year typically means continuous package deliveries. When one of them came with enough brown paper to contain the lunches of every elementary school student in the country, I knew I had to do something. I’m so completely drawn to the texture of paper and I love rescuing anything from a tragic ending, so here we go with today’s DIY.

You will need:

Brown paper (I used about 10 yards)

18 gauge wire

Wire cutter



Cut paper into strips of desired width. I cut about 3 inch strips.


Accordion fold the paper and “string” onto wire.


Keep going….


The more paper you use, the better. It’ll add weight and structure. When your wreath is the size you want in diameter, tie the wire ends together.


I kinda like it just like this:


Embellish with pine cones and ribbon. Secure embellishments with wire.


The paper will hold the wires well if you use a good volume (the more paper, the merrier).


Hang and glow with pride.

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Happy Holi-DIYs!

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