I got a new couch this weekend…
It’s very pretty, I love it! The guys wouldn’t come down the driveway with the truck so one of them carried the couch all BY HIMSELF!! I was so afraid he would fall and get hurt or drop the couch!
Well, the couch and the delivery guy are both safe…
They were actually going to throw away this corrugated cardboard padding that was wrapped around the couch!
I must have been drooling a bit because one of the guys asked me if I wanted it to help start fires in my wood stove! Haha!
I have been looking at that paper for 24 hours when it hit me…this would make great rolled flowers!
I made a bunch of the flowers like this first. Then I found this straw wreath (you could also use a foam wreath too) and wrapped it with some left over muslin binding.
Glued on some leaf shaped cut outs and then the cardboard roses…
I am so loving it! Thinking that might just look good above the couch!
Just to add some bling, I put some hot glue in the middle of each rose and poured some vintage glass beads (which I bought with those buttons from last weekend) on top of the glue.
I tied another length of muslin around the top of the wreath for a hanger and stuck another flower on top of that.
Looking good, huh?
I decided to see what it looks like hanging above the couch…I may rearrange those pictures and add one more thing, but I am pretty sure that wreath is staying!
Total cost for this project: $3 for the wreath form (after using a 40% off coupon at Michaels), had everything else, left over from other projects!
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Love your new sofa! Glad it made it's way safely through all that snow! Great cardboard flowers too! Such a shame thinking of all that craftable stuff that gets thrown away!
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Ellen, you're so creative and make us of every piece. The wreather is so pretty with the natural touch. The couch is cozy. Fortunately the guys carried it safely.
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This is a great idea - would be so lovely in the fall, or white and/or sparkly for Christmas!
Sooo creative, I love it! Great job!
Cool! I never would have thought to use cardboard.
What a great recycle. Funny those guys didn't even see what pretty flowers the cardboard would make, silly guys! Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize~
i love it! I think I need one too!
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This is beautiful! I'm hosting a Winter Wonderland linky party and would love it if you linked this up!
What a great way to recycle that cardboard! It looks beautiful!
I've never seen cardboard flowers but I love them. Such a great idea! And I love them on your wreath!
I think putting those cardboard flowers on that wreath just sets the whole thing off and it's perfect above your new couch!
Now that's very clever. Looks great. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.
Oh, wow!! 'Love the wreath!! -Marci
That is so creative! I love it!! I love the idea of using that cardboard for flowers. So cute!!
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Great sofa - great flowers - great job!
I love to recycle and repurpose things and this wreath is just darling! Now if only I did not put all our cardboard out in the recycling today! New to your blog...glad I found your crafty space on the web.
Ellen, this is AWESOME! I love it! You could sell these, it looks that good! Thank you for sharing!
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What wonderful creativity, to see something so pretty from trash! It looks fantastic hanging there.
You're so clever! I'd never have seen roses in the corrugated cardboard in a million years. They look amazing and the wreath is beautiful hung up on your wall. I shall be on the lookout for corrugated cardboard now!
great post! I love that you were quick enough to get a photo of the delivery man carrying your couch!! Which, by the way, is gorgeous! And the flowers out of corrugated paper is a fabulous idea!
Ellen, this is BEAUTIFUL.. I love it.. So creative and chic.. WOW.. Thanks SO much for linking to Pin'Inspirational Thursday.. I HEART THIS!!!
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What a great idea! Love the way you displayed it outside too! Looks good over your couch!!
I love it! New follower.
Very clever and very pretty! I loved how it looked against the tree too - everything looked so natural.
That is so cool! I love upcycling! And how perfect to hang it over the couch! It looks amazing there!! Thanks for sharing!! XO Fran.
Wow! I am so impressed! I wouldn't have thought of making flowers out of the card board. I don't think I will look at a box the same way again! I would LOVE it if you would be willing to link up to our party going on now. Thanks.
Hello! Popping over from linking up at T- Shirt Diaries to say that I just love this! It is beautiful.
You kicked that one up a notch! From coach packaging to darling flowers!
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Beautiful wreath! I didn't even realize it was made of cardboard when I first saw it. How fun! I found you through The Girl Creative. Thanks for sharing! :)
Fantastic! Love the corrugated flowers. Such great texture.
Ha! You're right---they do make great flowers! I love the texture! What a great idea.
Your wreath looks amazing! :) great job. funny picture of the man carrying the couch! We bloggers...always grab our cameras, don't we?
I love this, I love the texture and the neutral tones. Great job.
THat is just gorgeous! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!
love love love !
great re-use !
Very clever and well done! You have a good eye.
What a neat idea- doesn't even look like cardboard from far away! Glad to have you at Things I’ve Done Thursday!
He carried the couch by himself...that's crazy! I love your wreath...so cute!!
What a green project! Way to use cardboard!!! New Follower find you from Bacon Time:)
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Now, that's what I call a delivery guy! :) So nice of him to carry it all the way. I LOVE the wreath! What a great use of recycled cardboard. It's darling!! Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our Friday ffa party! Have a fabulous weekend!
I love the texture of the flowers. So unique!
This is so amazing! You did an excellent job on the wreath! Love it! I came over from the Check Me Out Saturday party.
Beautiful! I imagine you still have a lot of cardboard left. It will be fun to see what else you create!
Wow, that is such a great idea! The flowers came out so nice! Thanks for sharing at my party. I can't wait to see what you have next week.
What a great idea! I love your wreath. :)
What a beautiful way to upcycle something most people would just get rid of! Great job! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!
very very cute...good job!!
hello dear - just wanted to let you know that you've been FEATURED over at NORTHERN COTTAGE! Come on over & grab a button...A new party is also now open if you'd like to spread the word! xo
Thank you so much for sharing your talent and creativity on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17! Looking forward to seeing what inspirations you’ll share tomorrow!
Ellen, this again is SO So beautiful.. THANKS SO MUCH again for linking up last week to Pin'Inspirational Thursday's.. YOU are FEATURED HAPPILY this evening.. Hope you can come by and snag a button.. LOVELY creative idea..It's pinned on my pin'board.. I adore it.. ;)) Thanks SO much again.. Wishing you an inspirational rest of week.. xoxo~ M
I absolutely love this! I featured it on hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!
Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your wreath at my I Love Fridays link party. Feel free to stop by and grab a button. I can't wait to see what you link up this week :)
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