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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Paper Bag Wreath

Written by Cathy Carroll

Vintage, Paint and more... rustic wreath made with styrofoam form, brown paper lunch bags, book page feathers and burlap and lace flowers

Hi Everyone,

If you have been following me for a while you know by now that when I find a technique or a medium I really like I kind of go overboard using it.  Well, this past week I introduced you to a fun project using brown paper lunch bags and made some of the cutest little rustic pumpkins with them.

Vintage, Paint and more... rustic little pumpkin made with dollar store pumpkin and brown paper lunch bags

I enjoyed that process so much I started looking for more things I could do with the same technique.(Look out - I'm sure there will be more projects in the future.)  I had a Styrofoam wreath form lying around waiting to have something done and since it was nearly the same material as the dollar store pumpkins I thought why not.  I also had a ton of those lunch bags left over from the scrapbook store . ( I used to make small albums with them.)  Here's what I came up with - my brown paper lunch bag fall wreath.

Vintage, Paint and more... Rustic wreath made with Styrofoam wreath form, brown paper lunch bags, book pages and burlap and lace flowers

I love it - I love this technique - I love the end results - I have just fallen in love with it all.   I don't have step by step instructions but you can check out the  lunch bag pumpkin tutorial .I used exactly the same process to cover the wreath that I used to cover the pumpkins.  When I was done I just cut some feathers out of book pages, brown paper lunch bags, and music scrapbook paper to embellish the wreath with.  I then added some burlap and lace flowers I had made a few months ago.  I don't have a tutorial for them so will have to add that at a later date.  I think next to my book page wreath this is my favorite wreath I have made.  I love working with paper and this fall has been so much fun putting some paper projects together.
You might also like the  Paper Leaf Wreath or the  Paper Strip Pumpkins I made.  Both are quite budget friendly and super easy to make.
What's your favorite medium to work in?  I love to hear from you so please leave me a comment below.  I answer all comments with email.

Until next time- have fun creating something you enjoy

I will be linking up to the parties listed on the Where I Party page above.  Go visit and check out all that great inspiration at each one.  I don't think you will be disappointed.
and at  The Charm of Home


  1. What a great idea! Coming over from Bloggers on Blogger!

  2. That's a cute idea. Very natural, rustic looking. Thank you for sharing.


  3. I love how this turned out. Beautiful

  4. This is lovely and such a great idea. pinned

  5. beautiful wreath, I have to try that technique using paper bags! awesome :)

  6. This wreath is awesome...I love the different textures!

  7. ciao sei molto brava mi piacciono le tue creazioni!!
    un saluto
    (Visiting from Project Pin-it)

  8. I LOVE this wreath!! What a fun and unique idea to use brown paper bags! Pinning! :)

  9. Oh my Cathy, another fabulous project! I love the paper feathers and flowers as well! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Hi Cathy, I love the pumkpkin & wreath you made! So creative of you!
    Julie @ Jukie's lifestyle

  11. Paper is so versatile! Thanks for sharing your project again with us at Make It Monday!

  12. These are amazing and such a wonderful project. Thank you so much for sharing at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday link party!

  13. This is so cute, Cathy, and with it being styrofoam, it wouldn't be too heavy to hang. Nice (and so is the pumpkin).

  14. Very cute Cathy! I really love those paper feathers! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  15. I love the pumpkin and the wreath! Paper bags, who knew? Featured you at our party this morning. Thanks for sharing!

  16. This is so cute, I'd love the tutorial (link in post isn't working). Thanks!

  17. This is lovely.I love the combination of all the elements. I'm visiting from the April Craft Challenge.

  18. Hey Cathy - congrats! This totally awesome wreath will be featured this week at the Creative Challenge link up! Hope you stop by Friday :)

  19. I love this wreath! Who knew paper bags could be so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Craft Challenge Link up!