Playdoh Container Wreath

Playdoh containers and a wreath in one project?  I love this amazing recycling project that takes Playdoh containers and turns them into a work of art. Welcome Jaime from “That’s My Letter”. I have featured a truckload of her projects on Knock Off Décor.  So I begged to showcase her here too.  she is super talented and a recycling woman after my own heart.  You have to go check out her blog, she is seriously talented!

“P” is for Playdoh
Jaime here from That’s My Letter guest posting my Playdoh container wreath. Thanks Beckie for having me over to your place, I must admit I was a bit intimidated when I first got the email.  Beckie is big time (psshh haha!!) and I wanted to come up with a project that wouldn’t disappoint. I’ve done my best with what I had and for me that’s always the goal. I started with this:
And now my kids have some beautiful, weather resistant swing set decor!
Here’s how I made the wreath:
1. Wash out the Playdoh containers and remove labels:
2. Start with vinyl tablecloths or shower curtain liners (mine are liners from the dollar store):
3. Cut rectangle pieces (about 4″ x 10″) from vinyl (for petals):

 

4. Cut skinny rectangle piece long enough to wrap around Playdoh container:
I folded the backside onto the bottom of the container:

 

5. Make each larger rectangle into a fan by folding it in 1/2″ segments back and forth:
5. Staple the fan in the middle to hold it together:
Make a lot of fans:
6. Hot glue fan onto back of container, spread fan open while glue is still hot:
Playdoh Container Wreath
7. Trim petals down with decorative edge scissors:
Continue adding petal layers as you like.  I did two layers for each flower.
8. Using a 18″ round wood wreath form (I cut my own with a jigsaw.) hot glue the flowers onto the form:
(Note holes in wreath form for string to tie onto swing set post.)
9. Hammer round circular push pins into center of container:
Weather resistant, plastic goodness.
Very fun project and minimal cost.  My kids love having a decoration to call their own.
Thank you Jaime.  You have to go check out some of Jaime’s knock off projects.  The girl is brilliant and you will never guess some of the objects she uses to create her projects.

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  • http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.com cassie

    that is adorable! and i would agree that jaime is one brilliant chick!

  • http://blog.addicted2decorating.com Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating

    Very creative!! What a fun use of Playdoh containers. I never would have thought of that!

  • http://www.sassysparkle.com Diana

    Now that wreath is adorable! Wish I was that creative and imaginative :)

  • http://sawdustandpaperscraps.com Sandra

    I love projects that repurpose containers and other items. Love the colorful cheeriness of this one!

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  • http://counting-on-me.blogspot.com/ Shannon

    What a fun idea!

  • http://mbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com Memories by Christine scrapbooking

    LOVE that she’s using this for outdoor use- really, really creative!
    C:)

  • http://www.lilbitofus.com Mary Williams

    Love this! It’s a great way to reuse all those containers! I featured this on my friday favorites!
    http://www.lilbitofus.com/2011/06/friday-favorites.html

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  • http://viv-spot.blogspot.com Vivienne @ The V Spot

    Wow. It never would have occurred to me to put a wreath on the play structure, let alone make a wreath from these materials.

  • Beth

    THis is soooooooooo cute!! I wanted to invite you to link up at my TGIF Linky Party – http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties – I know my readers would lvoe this too1!
    Beth =-)

  • http://www.familyfuncrafts.com Tami

    Just stopping by to let you know that I’ve featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/play-doh-container-wreath/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  • http://www.iheartredboots.blogspot.com Patti

    Wow! i am speechless. This is over the top beyond creative. I have so many little playdoh containers and other kiddie containers that I save because I jus know that “one day….” and this is the day. Thank you Thank you!!! Love this website

  • http://www.ducksnarow.com Sinea Pies

    OMG, this is the most amazing wreath! I have a dear friend who is an art teacher. She’d love this. Sending her the link for sure!