Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Recycled Christmas wreath and decorations

Hello! Hope everyone is having a great week! I'm back from the spa break I received for my birthday, so I'm all refreshed and yesterday I did some serious Christmas crafting! The team over at the Crafty Cardmakers blog are having another DT call based on their current challenge; recycling. I really enjoyed this challenge and although technically this is two seperate projects, they were made using the same medium, at the same time, as a set. You will see what I mean shortly. So for my entry, I have made a Christmas wreath and matching tree decorations out of recycled cardboard. See if you can tell exactly what kind of cardboard I used... Heres the pics!

A close up of the bow, complete with Christmas teddies!

Can you tell what they are yet? Well they are kitchen roll/toilet roll tubes that have been flattened, painted and glued together. The wreath was inspired by this great tutorial and I used the same technique to make the tree decorations. The middle of the tree decoartions are pages from an unwanted copy of "Oliver!" (after all, whats more Christmassy than watching Oliver on Christmas day?) cut with my bigshot, with a sweet jingle bell in the center.

I am entering this project in the Crafty Cardmakers challenge and DT call.
Wish me luck!

Hayley x


  1. Good luck in the DT call Hayley, I think your wreath and decorations are fabulous.

  2. Hi Hayley - love this idea - what a great use of the tubes - it's so effective!! And the ribbon is scrumptious!! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers - and best of luck in the DT Call. Cxxxx

  3. What a really original idea!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers this time - and I wish you luck with the DT call too.

    Jackie x

  4. Well you certainly won't be getting 'the bum's rush' from us over at Crafty Cardmakers.

    I just adore your project, so clever and recycling at it's very best!

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck with the DT call.


  5. The wreath is great! The fact that is made from recycled materials is even better Mich :)