Friday, August 27, 2010

A New Paper Towel Wreath for Fall

(As always, click to enlarge)

I had a bunch of dye spattered paper towel left over from letting my zombie journal blocks dry so it seemed like a perfect time to make a fall-themed paper towel wreath. Yay!


Isn't it pretty :-)

I'm crazy about orange and wanted to make something that was fall, but not to theme-y. In my opinion, decor that compliments the season, but isn't tied to it is just about right.



If you haven't seen my tutorial on how to make one you can find it at the top of my right side bar
Just click on the picture 
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My favorite part of this wreath is that when I spritzed the dye onto the paper towel lightly it brought out the pattern on the opposite side. Once scrunched and abused a bit, the pattern projects a neat polka dot vibe. Cool-beans.




If anyone wants to make one, here's a link to the tutorial:


Do you go all out decorating for holidays? Do you add a few seasonal touches or ignore the fussing all together?

Me? I tend to vacillate between the last two - oh the shame of it.

Linked to:
Home is Where My Story Begins
I'm So Crafty: Fun to Craft
Sunday Scoop: I heart Nap Time

34 comments:

SmilynStef said...

I spray in a spray box with sheets of glossy cardstock (I bought a damaged ream from a local print shop) ... I am so going to start using paper towels instead ... love this.

Mim Smith Faro said...

Love this! Orange is my favorite color and these oranges are just wonderful. As for decorating, I tend to switch out the front door/mailbox decor to fit the season. Inside I usually decorate by color and change it up every other month or so- except for Halloween and Christmas. I have boxes of special decor for these holidays.

KarmaCraft said...

Gorgeous!! And I spotted one of the crochet flowers I sent you-- great to see them being used!! :)

posidanielle said...

I love that reef! Its so gorgeous! I can't wait to make one! Thank you so much for sharing.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That is so creative! I love that idea. It's so pretty.

Meg said...

This is so cool. I love the idea! I'm going to try it out for my fall wreathy thing. I also love the picture inside the wreath and how you strung it along the twine. Very cute!

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ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Stopping over from WW. I still can't believe this is paper towel!! Wow!! Love it!

Summer said...

This is way cool!! I am a huge orange fan!! LOVE love love it!!!

Marie Levite said...

You are just so dang crafty!! Love it and I love the orange. It would look perfect in my orange office. I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for posting the tutorial.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

That is so beautiful! I can't wait to start seeing all the fall decor! I love this!

oneordinaryday said...

Wow. This is awesome! Very creative!!

thedomesticfringe said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe you made these out of paper towels. I love it!!! So very cute.
-FringeGirl

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! I love the color scheme. It makes me crave the crispness of fall!

southernscraps said...

Awesome. I can't believe this is paper towels!

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

This looks great! how fun! I'd love for you to link them up at sundae scoop! iheartnaptime.blogspot.com

Ruth H. said...

I really like this! I especially like your color choices. It's so vibrant!

cupcake studio said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Love this!!! Including a picture is a darling touch.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is fabulous! I love it. I can't believe it's made with paper towels. Love the colors.

Desi said...

Wow, I really like this! Thanks for sharing.
Desi

Erin said...

Ok...that is flippin' fantastic!!

I followed you over from Thrify Decor Chick's fall party...and will definitely be looking around and reading your tutorials too! Thanks!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I am featuring this at Somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today! Thanks for creating this beauty!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

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Makeup By LisaMarie said...

OMG this is soooo cute!! great job! I love fall projects cause I like the fall colors for something new around the house!!!!!!

Alison said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!! I love fall colors, and I can't believe you made those flowers out of paper towels! Nice work!

Its A Blog Party said...

Wonderful!
Thanks for linking up!
Liz!

Pidjen said...

I can't even believe how pretty this is!!! How creative!!!!!

SkD said...

Very very very cute,
New to ur blog, loved ur all crafts n creativity.

SkD frm SkD's Creations

Maggi said...

This wreath is beautiful! I tend to be in the middle with decorating, lol.

CathyR said...

So pretty. I'm going to have to try this out.

Jenn Erickson said...

OMG ~~ so glad I stopped by Someday Crafts today and saw your project featured. BRILLIANT! I am so thrilled to have found you. I DIG your style and crafty vibe. Awesome! I can't wait to see how your paper towel flowers are made. I've seen pretty amazing things done with coffee filters, but this? Totally original and incredible! Happy to be your newest follower and look forward to following your creations! Jenn/Rook No. 17

Ramirez said...

This wreath is absolutely beautiful. I love the flowers and the colors and the embellishments. You are very a very talented artist. Thank you for sharing!!

Charlotte said...

Nicole -- Very pretty wreath! The frustrated artist in me is just screaming to get out after seeing this pretty fall wreath. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

I really need to get a glue gun!