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Upcycled Fall Leaf Wreath

I bought a few wool sweaters from the thrift store and felted them in my washing machine and dryer.  Quickly on my sewing machine I created veins on each leaf that I cut out from the sweaters.   To make this wreath I pulled out a large piece of cardboard from my recycling bin and cut it in a circle, using a glue gun I hot glued each leaf to the cardboard in a circular pattern in no particular order.  For the center I added the quote "family is one of nature's masterpieces".
I love that this wreath is made entirely of recycled items. 
Also check out my post featuring the leaf ornaments I left on friends' doors.
Crafting out of the recycling bin isn't just for kids, you should give it a try!

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