I did it, I made the recycled paper wreath I have been wanting to make forever now. It was just as painful as I thought it would be. It hangs on my front door, but on the inside- cause I'm just crazy like that (really because it would not withstand the Florida weather.) Here's my quick tutorial: Painstakingly cut out hundreds of paper leaves. I used old Toast catalogs, the paper weight is perfect and I prefer the color palette. Then painstakingly attach each leaf individually- until it's done. I'm currently doing another with vintage children's books for my daughter's room. Did I mention it's a pain? You can contact me if you would like more specific instructions, but be forewarned, this project is not for the uncrafty.
****UPDATE: I posted this nearly three years ago, but thanks to Pinterest my email has been blowing up with people begging for more in depth instructions. Funny, this project was totally done on a whim and I honestly just 'winged it.' I used an old cardboard box in which I freehanded a circle in the size I wanted. I cut the cardboard form out and I made a freehand leaf template out of an old file folder. Then using the file folder template I cut the leaves out of the Toast catalogs. I didn't count how many leaves I used or cut, rather I just filled up a large bowl. With this particular wreath I used staples to attach the leaves to the cardboard but I would not recommend that approach. I often had leaves blow off when I opened the door (I displayed this wreath on the inside of my front door.) I made a similar wreath using antique book paper and I used my hot glue gun with much better results. I hope you all have fun trying this project.