Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Recycled Flower Wall Art from a college catalog

This is what I have been working on for the past week.  It's a large flower wall hanging made from a college catalog using the candy wrapper linking style.  I had 5 of the catalogs and didn't want to just throw them away.  I was inspired by Michele at MicheleMadeMe.
I started with this catalog...

Here's the inside...

After hours of folding, cutting, and linking...

Then I started gluing them around a round cardboard.  Yes... it's the same round cardboard that I used for the Valentine's Heart Project.  It's the famous Aldi's pizza board.

I kept winding and gluing but as the circle got smaller, I had to manipulate the links more.  By the time it was really a small circle opening, I either took links apart or folded them over to try and make them fit. 

Once it was all wrapped around, here's the result...

I covered the back with felt this time for a more finished look and put a little hook on the back so it can hang.

A recycled project all around.

Hope you enjoyed!



Michele Pacey said...

i love what you've done with the chains! don't they have such great texture? so pretty!

btw, would it be alright if I featured this craft on my blog? I will link back to your post and blog of course!

thanks so much


Michele Pacey said...

Okay, I featured your project!

Thanks so much,


Lisa said...

This looks so cool! Hi, I'm Lisa from Lisa Loves Holidays. I love this because whenever our family goes on a trip, we munch on Starburst candies and while we drive I fold the wrappers like this and I've thought, "what am I ever going to do with these wrapper chains?" and now, I have a great possibility!

Leslie said...

Hiiiiiiiiiii peacheeeee!!!
Feels like forever since I've been on the blogs. I am a horrible friend. : )
That is crazy cool.. I couldn't even imagine how to start creating that.
I hope that all is wonderful!!!!