Published on February 26th, 2014 | by Bonnie Getchell2
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts: Make a Recycled Green Garland
Hoping to find St. Patrick’s Day crafts that aren’t so shamrock-y? Try this recycled green garland!
I love the idea of decorating for St. Patrick’s day, but I wanted to create a decor project that didn’t scream “shamrock!” Plus, I wanted to keep the decor up all of March, not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Garlands are super simple to make, yet make a huge statement on my mantle, so I went with an awesome DIY recycled garland that has tons of texture and pizazz!
What You Will Need:
2. Book pages or other recycled paper
3. School glue. If you can, use eco glue.
4. Hot glue/hot glue gun
5. Twine. For a more eco-friendly option, use hemp twine.
6. Green vintage buttons. If you don’t have any buttons on hand, you can make your own buttons from eco-friendly materials!
How To Do It:
1. Go through your magazines and pick out pages that have primarily green images.
2. Cut 7-10 circles out of your green magazine pages. I cut out 7 because that’s how many could fit across my mantle.
3. Cut 7-10 smaller circles out of your book pages.
4. With the school glue, glue the book page circles to the middle of the magazine page circles.
5. To add dimension, I cut the edges of the magazine circles and then crinkled the edges like so:
6. Hot glue a few green vintage buttons to the middle of the book page circles. Now you should have a cute green flower.
7. Hot glue each “flower” to the twine. Make sure you glue them evenly. I did around 4 inches in between each of my flowers.
Once the glue has dried, your garland is ready to be hung! You can hang it on your mantle like I did, on the front of a piece of furniture, or simply on your wall. My garland looks very “springy” so I might keep it up for a while!
Do you like to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day? If so, share your ideas with us! We’d love to hear all about them!
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