Alright boys & girls class is in session on how to make your very own Trashy Holiday Wreath. I call it that cause most of the "ingredients" were going to go into the trash at one point until I saved them from that horrible fate. First I took some cardboard & traced a circle with a dinner plate. Inside of that circle I traced around a saucer. (sorry i did not take pics of these steps) I cut those out & took my hole punch around the cardboard circle punching holes until my hands were cussing me. I cut the handles & fronts off of grocery store bags & cut those strips in half then folded each cut piece in half. I started twisting the bottoms of my cut pieces & stuffed them into the holes on my cardboard circle.
My grandson, Ryan helped prep some of the bags for me removing the handles & cutting the printed on fronts. Grandmama appreciates your help Ryan!
This is a shot with me punching holes as I went & I knew that would not work very well.
Here is how it looks from the back with some holes punched.
When all my plastic bag sections were completed (got two plastic pieces per bag & no I did not count the bags but it was a lot) & stuffed into the punched holes I had this.
This shot was done on an angle. You cannot see the cardboard from head on. Trust me on this.
Here it is from the back with Inspector #13 (Ramses) doing the inspection.
I added some hot glued on black feathers (hey...it IS me here people!) some ornament stickers & a little Santa I got in a bag full of stuffed things from the Thrift Store last week & Ta da!
Once I get this hung on the door I will wow all of you with another photo. (I usually do not start the Yule decorating until after the 1st of December) Gotta keep this in a safe place until then because my other cat, D'Artagnon has already been trying to eat the feathers. So there you have it kiddies, My "Trashy Holiday Wreath"!
I know I will be chasing punched out cardboard holes around my office for the next month or so. Oh well!