PAPER WREATH TUTORIAL

The inspiration for this paper wreath tutorial came from a 4th of July post by Lora at My Blessed Life.  I included in my 4th of July Decorations to Make a post and liked the idea so much that I wanted to make one of my own!

TO MAKE A PAPER WREATH LIKE THIS ONE YOU WILL NEED:

      • a piece of cardboard
      • coordinating scrapbook paper
      • double-sided tape
      • glue dots
      • a small piece of ribbon
      • stapler
      • scissors or paper cutter
      • sticker or printable for the center of the wreath

First I traced an 8-inch plate onto a piece of cardboard from the side of a box for the base of the wreath.

PAPER WREATH 1

Next, I used my paper cutter to cut the scrapbook paper into 6 inches by 5-inch rectangles.  Lora at My Blessed Life needed only 12 cones for her wreath and my daughter used ** on hers, but I needed 21 to fill out my wreath.  Each 12″ by 12″ piece of scrapbook paper will yield 4 rectangles.

I think it just depends on exactly how you roll the paper and how tightly you roll it. I really spent some time getting the rolling technique down.  I started at the short end and rolled until got to the other end.  It took me several tries to get it down so that the cones looked uniform and there weren’t too many seams on top.  Once I had a cone looking the way I wanted, I put a glue dot on the seam to keep it together.

I continued making cones until I had what I thought would be enough.  I arranged them on my cardboard circle, then made more until it was nice and full.  I covered the cardboard circle with a piece of green scrapbook paper in case you could see it through the cones. Once I had enough cones, I arranged them on the cardboard circle and then carefully taped them down one at a time using double-sided tape.

Once all of the cones are attached, it is time to add your printable, sticker or embellishment that you chose for the center.  I picked up a sticker pack made by My Big Ideas because the “Home Sweet Home” sticker coordinated with my paper and it was a good size.  I stuck the sticker to a piece of white cardstock and then traced that 8-inch plate again and cut it out.

PAPER WREATH 2

I attempted to use double-sided tape to attach the card stock and sticker, but that didn’t work, so I used glue dots and that did work. The last thing to do is to add a ribbon to the back.  Choose a piece of ribbon, open up the stapler and staple it to the back!

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