...so, I've been seeing a lot of fun paper crafts on the blogs lately and have tucked them away in my little head thinking "I can do that!" Really, I didn't think I could. Some of them appear to involve math skills and I am sorely lacking in those very types of things, so I did my usual. I bought all the supplies I would need, set them on the craft table or somewhere thereabouts, and then promptly forgot about it.
A few weeks ago I decided that this was becoming a foolish habit and something had to give. So I chose to try making a wreath out of paper cones. Sounds strange but it ended up being so easy that I'm embarrassed, well almost embarrassed, to admit it. There are many tutorials out there on how to make these paper wreaths and I won't bore you with details. I'm pretty sure you know how to Google if you want details.
I found a book of sheet music a few months ago at the thrift and proceeded to tea stain them. This was for another mislaid project but worked well here. The pages were about 10 1/2 by 7 inches, so I cut several, many, 7" squares. Then with the leftover piece I cut it in half which was 3 1/2 inches. Basically you need a square sheet for this project and I don't think the actual size matters....as you will see!
Next I rolled the squares into cones and adhered them with clear tape, I think you could use tacky-glue but I didn't want to sit holding the edges together all night so I opted for tape. You won't see it later. In the above picture you can see I rolled all the papers but am only using the smaller 3 1/2 inch cones for this wreath. After all the cone rolling, which is mindless fun, really, I cut out a piece of light weight cardboard. I used a cereal box and cut a circle 5" in diameter. I then found the 'middle' of the circle and marked it with a pencil. This will be the center point in which all the cones come together. Taking the small ends of the cones, one at a time, I glued the bottom half of the cone on the underside and attached it to the circular piece. Around and around fanning the cones out until you have something like this.