Monday, December 17, 2012

My Favorite Christmas Song and a Paper Bag Wreath!

I have decided to participate in the Bloggers' Challenge on SOC.  Each week there will be a challenge issued to create, journal, share and post to your blog.  The challenge starts now and goes through 2013.   I think this might be a great way for me to step out of my sweet little box and also gives me a bit of freedom.  Freedom from always being the person to organize things, think of what needs to be done.  I can simply follow along, share and have fun.  So be sure to stop by often and see what's going on.

Of course along the way, I'll also post and share my own posts and creations.  So be sure to stop by often.

For the 1st week...which was really last week, we were asked to share our favorite Christmas song and a creation that represents it.  Hmmmm?

I have two songs that I consider my favorites.  One is from my childhood, "I'm Gettin' Nuttin' for Christmas."  Does anyone know this song?  I wore this album out, when I was a kid!  I'm still searching for the old Frosty the Snowman album/version.   The ending here is not the same I grew up with but this is a funny video.

The other song is "This Christmas" by Donny Hathaway. love this song and look forward to hearing it on the radio...played randomly.  However, this year they are playing the sad remakes.  Uuuuuggggghhhhh!  Nothing like Donny Hathaway...all imitators take a seat!

And now for my creation.  I really didn't know what to create to go with the songs. However, I tried something new.  Therefore, I would make, "This Christmas" a very special Christmas for me.  I saw this cute little idea in one of my healthy living magazines.  So I gave it a try.  Well, it turned out ok.  I will probably make another being sure to use my trimmer to cut the strips the right length and with (I tore the strips...LOL!)to make it a bit more even and I also need heavier wire so that I can actually make a circle!  LOL!

Anyway, the supplies I used were one large, brown paper bag, along with wire, ribbon, scissors, a paper piercer, a ruler and a marker.

You want to give it a try.  
Here are the instructions: 
Cut approximately ten 3/4 inch by 11 inch long strips of paper bag.

Crumple the strips to soften

Poke a hole 1/2 inch from top center of each strip with paper piercer.

Poke additional holes every inch down the center of each strip.
Thread strips with wire, folding back and forth on wire.

Twist ends of wire together to secure

Shape the wire to form a circle

Twist ruffles randomly around wreath

Tie bow onto wire and clip ends of ribbon or notch.

There you have it.  EnJOY.  Create and Share.

Merry Christmas!



  1. Very cute. I don't have many paper bags but I do have sheets of kraft paper. I think I can use that! Thanks alot for your tutorial.

  2. Great wreath and great tutorial, Tiare! Crafty, affordable, and uses items around the house! Love your song selections too! TFS!

  3. Cute project Tiare. Oh by the way I like the new versions of This Christmas. LOL

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  5. I too dislike many of the remakes of classics.....interesting wreath but i love it cause its a project that has tons of variety. Can you post the original? I am directions challenged without tons of photos to guide me!

  6. love the recycling. great tutorial! this turned out really cute.

  7. I have never seen that cartoon before, but it was funny.



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