Five Upcycled Autumn Buntings and Garlands

paper pumpkin garland from The Crinkled Home As an alternative to cutting a garland from a single piece of recycled paper, pieced paper garlands can make use of a wider variety of upcycled materials–and some of the paper can be ugly!

This fall garland of pieced paper pumpkins from The Crinkled Home uses scrapbook paper, but it’s just as easy to substitute junk mail, hand-outs, magazine pages, and packaging as it is to head to the store for colorful paper. You can fussy cut your favorite parts for the pieces, or alternate boring paper with pretty paper.

[Image by The Crinkled Home, used with attribution]

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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