Wreath Made Of Shredded Magazine

Wreath Made Of Shredded Magazine

Got too many old magazines lying about? Need a different wreath idea? Make a shredded magazine wreath!

What you need

Old magazines, or book
Spray mount adhesive (I used Super 77)
Round edge styrofoam wreath (mine is 10 “, from the Dollar store, so I guess this could be called a “Dollar Store” craft)
Paper shredder, or shredder scissors
Heavy thread (I used Button and Craft thread)
wax paper (if using the box method)


1. Set up a spray area (this stuff goes everywhere). I used a plastic drop cloth on my kitchen island and an old box, large enough to hold my wreath.

2. Shred your magazine pages, you will need 12-20 of large format (like Martha Stewart Living) or equivalent, and crumple well.

Shredded Magazines

3. Cover your wreath with strips of additional magazine pages and tape in place where appropriate.

4. Place a sheet of waxed paper in the box, or on the dropcloth.

Wax sheet paper on wreath

5. Put a mound, about 1/2 of the shredded paper on your work surface.

6. Place the covered wreath in the box and lightly spray with the adhesive.

Spray adhesive on wreath

7. Remove the wreath and place spray side down on the mound of shredded pages.

8. Press and re-spray as needed adding additional shreddings.

Press and Respray Wreath

9. When it is even and full, to your liking, set aside to dry the adhesive slightly.

10. Take the spool of heavy thread and wrap around the wreath a couple of times to secure the shredded pages.

11. Trim any unruly shreds and hang!

Wreath Done!


  1. dumpsterdiver says

    OMG! Finally something to use up all the shredded paper from my home office. TY, TY, TY.

  2. Looks like a great project! I love anything that uses recycled supplies.

  3. great way to recycle

  4. Thanks for an interesting project for adults and children.

    I’ve used old magazine for almost everything from orgmi folding, paper dolls, decopage and more, so it is interesting to see something new.

    I notice you use 3M77. That is my favorite because it does have a directional spray and isn’t s messy as other mist spray glues.

    WhenI’m spraying I put down a piece of newspaper and when that layer gets poluted I just add nother piece of paper to the stack. When I’m done just roll up the stack and trash. (need to find a way to use them in another project, ha)

  5. I have not painted the wreaths, but I am sure you could. Glitter would be a great add of bling. I would love to see one if you make it! Feel free to post here.

  6. You could probably spray paint this wreath to suit your decor or theme, too.

  7. Looks like fun. I know I always gather quite a bit of shredded paper. have you spray painted any of the wealths to see how that looks or added glue and glitter?

What do you think of this project? Let us know!